Demonstrators in Manila hold an anti-China protest after a collision between a Philippine and Chinese vessel in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

Duterte-Xi deal on China fishing in Philippine waters ‘not enforceable’: foreign secretary Locsin

  • The Philippine president claimed last month he could not go back on a verbal deal he made with the Chinese leader in 2016
  • But his comments appear to have been contradicted by his own foreign secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jnr
Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte

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Demonstrators in Manila hold an anti-China protest after a collision between a Philippine and Chinese vessel in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has come under fire for his response to the sinking of a Philippine vessel that collided with a Chinese ship in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA

‘Duterte coward’: Filipinos’ opinions of president and Beijing government sour after South China Sea sinking

  • It took three days for news of the collision between a Philippine fishing boat and Chinese coastguard vessel to reach the public
  • But when it did, anger grew rapidly
Topic |   The Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has come under fire for his response to the sinking of a Philippine vessel that collided with a Chinese ship in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA
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