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PH, Vietnam to hold naval drills, scientific research in South China Sea

(On Tuesday, Nov. 17, on the sidelines of the 23rd APEC Leaders Meeting, President Aquino and Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang will hold bilateral talks in Malacanang. They will finally be signing the  “Joint Statement on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between the Republic of the Philippines and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” which

PH, Vietnam to hold naval drills, scientific research in South China Sea

South China Sea looms large even if not in APEC 2015 agenda

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS SOUTH China Sea looms large even if it is not in the agenda of the 23rd meeting of  the  leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in Manila on Nov. 18 and 19. Foreign Undersecretary Lula del Rosario, chair of the APEC 2015 Senior Officials Meetings, which did all the

South China Sea looms large even if not in APEC 2015 agenda

UN Arbitral Panel Rules In Favor of the Philippines: Now What?

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario’s dogged determination to pursue the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea dispute through the rule of law has proven his approach correct. The court ruled that the case was “properly constituted” under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, that China’s “non-appearance” (i.e., refusal to participate) did not

UN Arbitral Panel Rules In Favor of the Philippines: Now What?

 The U.N. Arbitral Tribunal decision on PH case vs China

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS NO amount of China’s protestation that the Oct 29 decision of the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal is “null and void” and it has “no binding effect” on them, cancels the fact that it’s a major blow to them. Filipinos, on the other hand, should understand that the U.N. Arbitral Court’s decision,

 The U.N. Arbitral Tribunal decision on PH case vs China

Why Pres. Aquino held back comments on U.S. warship foray into Subi Reef

    By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS In President Aquino’s  talk with the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines last Tuesday, about a third of the questions were about the challenge of the  United States to  China’s  claim of sovereignty on the surrounding waters of its artificially-created islands  in Spratlys in the South China Sea, which

Why Pres. Aquino held back comments on U.S. warship foray into Subi Reef

PH wins round one in UN Arbitral Tribunal case vs China

The United Nations Arbitral Tribunal ruled on Thursday that it has jurisdiction to hear the case filed by the Philippines against China over the disputed areas in the  South China Sea. In its claim, the Philippines asked the arbitral tribunal to rule on three basic issues: The validity of China’s nine-dash lines Low tide elevations

PH wins round one in UN Arbitral Tribunal  case vs China

U.S., China agree to avoid unintended war

                                 By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS BEHIND the provocative rhetoric by American and Chinese officials over the plan of the United States to test freedom of navigation in the South China Sea after China has reclaimed some 2,900 acres of land

U.S., China agree to avoid unintended war

PH, Vietnam to hold naval drills, scientific research in South China Sea

 By TESSA JAMANDRE and ELLEN TORDESILLAS THE Philippines and Vietnam have agreed to conduct joint naval drills and scientific studies amid concerns over China’s intensified reclamations in the South China Sea. The planned activities are part of the soon-to-be signed “Joint Statement on the Establishment of a Strategic Partnership between the Republic of the Philippines

PH, Vietnam to hold naval drills, scientific research in South China Sea

Del Rosario’s wishful thinking

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario sounded very pleased that t the United States is preparing for an armed confrontation with China in the South China Sea without any concern of its constitutional complications for the Philippines. In an interview with ANC, del Rosario once again held on to a pronouncement

Del Rosario’s wishful thinking