Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle presented to him by former police chief Ronald Dela Rosa. Photo: AP

China-Philippines war over South China Sea? Duterte is fear mongering, says Hague tribunal point man Florin Hilbay

  • Former solicitor general who led the Philippines to victory at the Permanent Court of Arbitration wants a tougher stand by Manila
  • Florin ‘Pilo’ Hilbay says claims Beijing would go to war if the Philippines stands up to its ‘bullying’ are ‘fear mongering’ by Rodrigo Duterte
Topic |   South China Sea

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle presented to him by former police chief Ronald Dela Rosa. Photo: AP
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In 2018, US President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of US arms export policy aimed at expanding sales to allies. Photo: TNS

US will sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region to keep closer eye on Beijing’s activities

  • ScanEagle drones, made by Boeing, will be sold to governments of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam for a total of US$47 million
  • The drones would afford greater intelligence gathering capabilities potentially curbing Chinese activity in the region
Topic |   South China Sea

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In 2018, US President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of US arms export policy aimed at expanding sales to allies. Photo: TNS
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