Category Archives: UNCLOS

PH, Vietnam to establish 6-year action plan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Sept) — President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnam president Tran Dai Quang will establish a six-year action plan that will take effect next year to strengthen the cooperation on security, defense and trade between these ASEAN countries. In his arrival speech at the F. Bangoy International Airport here early Friday, Duterte said […]

Duterte asks China to treat Filipinos as brothers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 August) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte appealed to China to treat Filipinos as brothers not enemies, as he reiterated the country’s position to resolve the territorial conflict between the two countries through a peaceful means. In his message during the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Duterte said […]

CRUCIBLE: Sizing up Du30’s Grit

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/19 July) – The ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, Netherlands on 12 July 2016 on the Philippines’ case against China is perceived to be a “milestone” for the Philippines. Yet, it brought to a new time high the tension between the Philippines and China, as the latter […]

Philippines wins South China Sea case vs China

China has no legal basis to assert sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea and its “nine-dash line” is invalid, the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal said in a ruling released on Tuesday. In a statement Tuesday, the Tribunal said China has violated Philippine sovereignty over the disputed territories as well as the latter’s historic rights to […]