A June 18 protest in Manila against the alleged sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. Photo: EPA

Anti-China protests in the Philippines mark third anniversary of Manila’s South China Sea legal victory

  • Protesters staged a rally in front of the Chinese consulate, while a survey found most Filipinos want the country to take back China-controlled islands in the disputed waterway
  • But while President Duterte has been criticised for his soft stance on Beijing following the Hague’s 2016 ruling, his net satisfaction rating has gone up
Topic |   The Philippines

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A June 18 protest in Manila against the alleged sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. Photo: EPA
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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

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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