Ninety-three percent of Filipinos think it is essential for the state to regain control over China-occupied West Philippine Sea (WPS) islands, based on a Social Weather Station (SWS) survey. In the study, 1,200 Filipino adults were asked if they think it is essential to give back to the Philippines the control of the islands that China presently occupies in the West Philippine Sea. The Seventy-four percent of participants replied that

Teodoro Locsin Jr.

MANILA, Philippines -The Philippines has endorsed the terms and conditions of a reference proposed by China for an agreement on the joint exploration for oil and then gas in the West Philippine Sea, in accordance with Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. “I accepted China’s version of the Terms of Reference (TOR) as superior to our personal. Everything certainly going well,” Locsin posted to Twitter on Sunday. Whenever retired diplomat and

Hong Kong

Belligerent protesters strained to break into the Hong Kong legislature Monday as a crowd of thousands were marching in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China. Through a crowd of a hundred or so people around them, a small group of people continually struck a cargo cart and poles into a glass panel. After they managed to get the cart wedged into the


Chinese military will be given prime Hong Kong waterfront land on Saturday, even as the city is busied by anti-Beijing protests and just days before the anniversary of its return to China. Massive rallies have shaken the semi-autonomous territory this month, with demonstrators calling for the withdrawal of a bill that would allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland. Further pro-democracy protests are expected in the coming days, as residents mark


MANILA — Malacañang stated on Wednesday, clarifying President Rodrigo Duterte’s previous remarks that China would not allow its fishermen to strain their trade in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement that was what Duterte meant when he said he could not bar Chinese fishermen in the Philippines’ EEZ out of friendship. “It appears that what the President meant was China would not

Albert del Rosario

MANILA – Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario on Sunday proclaimed the Philippines was disrespected when Hong Kong authorities deported him despite his diplomatic passport. Del Rosario, a staunch critic of Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea, was denied entry to the special administrative territory of China on Friday and sent back to Manila. The country’s former top diplomat said that since his passport carries the seal of


MANILA – US admonished the Philippines and China to avoid using “coercion and intimidation” in stating their claims in the disputed South China Sea, its embassy in Manila on Friday. The US embassy posted a statement, “Our position on the South China Sea is clear: We support lawful uses of the sea, respect for international law, unimpeded lawful commerce, and peace and stability.” US embassy dispensed the statement after a


MANILA – Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana revealed just last Wednesday that a Philippine ship sank the previous Sunday night following a collision with a Chinese one in the West Philippine Sea, risking the lives of 22 Filipino fishermen onboard. Lorenzana condemned the actions of the Chinese for abandoning the Filipino fishermen onboard F/B GIMVER1 resulting in the collision near Recto Bank. “We denounce the actions of the Chinese fishing vessel


China’s Huawei signed a deal with Russian telecoms company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country over the next year on Wednesday. Agreements were signed on the sides during a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. MTS said in a statement that the deal will see “the development of 5G technologies and the pilot launch of fifth generation networks in 2019-2020.”


The Philippine Azkals take on China sans some of their key players in an international friendly match at the Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China. Playing minus brothers Phil and James Younghusband and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, the Azkals plans to start their preparation for the 2022 World Cup/2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers on the right track in the 7:30 p.m. match against the Chinese. The World Cup/Asian Cup Qualifiers will start in