Philippine Foreign Policy

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<dd><h4><span class="uk-icon uk-icon-external-link"></span> <a href="http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/22/17/duterte-renames-benham-rise-to-philippine-rise" target="_blank">Duterte renames 'Benham Rise' to 'Philippine Rise'</a></h4></dd>

 

<dt><p><strong>Author:</strong></p></dt>

<dd><p>Dharel Placido </p></dd>

 

<dt><p><strong>Source:</strong></p></dt>

<dd><p>ABS-CBN News</p></dd>

 

<dt><p><strong>Date:</strong></p></dt>

<dd><p>2017-05-22</p></dd>

 

<dt><p><strong>Description:</strong></p></dt>

<dd>MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has officially renamed Benham Rise to “Philippine Rise,” in an apparent bid to assert the country’s sovereignty over the resource-rich waters amid alleged incursions by Chinese ships.</dd></dl>

Tags: News, Benham Rise, Duterte Foreign Policy, Philippine Rise

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<dd><h4><span class="uk-icon uk-icon-external-link"></span> <a href="http://www.rappler.com/nation/170516-dfa-urged-protest-china-war-threat" target="_blank">DFA urged to file protest over China's war threat</a></h4></dd>

 

<dt><p><strong>Author:</strong></p></dt>

<dd><p>Rappler.com</p></dd>

 

<dt><p><strong>Source:</strong></p></dt>

<dd><p>Rappler.com</p></dd>

 

<dt><p><strong>Date:</strong></p></dt>

<dd><p>2017-05-21</p></dd>

 

<dt><p><strong>Description:</strong></p></dt>

<dd>MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Pangilinan urged newly-appointed Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to file a diplomatic protest against China for threatening war against the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute.</dd></dl>

Tags: News, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alan Peter Cayetano

Title:

 De Venecia proposes joint exploration, development in Spratlys

Author:

Roy Canivel

Source:

Inquirer

Date:

May 15, 2017 

Description:

Philippine special envoy Jose de Venecia Jr. on Sunday called for joint exploration and development in the Spratly Islands as lawmakers at home cautioned the administration of President Duterte against entering into such “megadeals” with China, as these might compromise Manila’s stake in the maritime dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea.

Tags: Gloria Arroyo, Bilateral Cooperation, South China Sea, Economic, Jose de Venecia Jr.

Title:

 PH can’t forge VFA with China—Carpio

Author:

Philip C. Tubeza

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 May 11, 2017

Description:

The Philippines cannot yet forge a visiting forces agreement (VFA) with China because of the dispute over the West Philippine Sea, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Wednesday.

Tags: News, Justice Carpio, VFA with China

Title:

 PH can’t forge VFA with China—Carpio

Author:

Philip C. Tubeza

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 May 11, 2017

Description:

The Philippines cannot yet forge a visiting forces agreement (VFA) with China because of the dispute over the West Philippine Sea, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Wednesday.

Tags: News, Justice Carpio, VFA with China

Title:

 Lorenzana, Kim reaffirm PH-US bond at Fall of Corregidor rites

Author:

Philip C. Tubeza

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 May 6, 2017

Description:

In a time of shifting alliances, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and US Ambassador Sung Kim reaffirmed on Saturday the “unshakable bond” between the Philippines and the United States as they marked the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Corregidor in World War II.

Tags: News, Philippines-US Relations, Delfin Lorenzana, US Amb to PH Sung Kim , Ambassador Sung Kim

Title:

 Trump invites Duterte to Washington

Author:

REPORTS FROM AFP, YUJI VINCENT GONZALES, NIKKO DIZON AND NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

 May 1, 2017

Description:

WASHINGTON—US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited President Duterte to Washington in a “friendly” call in which the leaders discussed Mr. Duterte’s war on drugs and their countries’ alliance, the White House said.

Tags: News, Philippines-US Relations, Donald Trump, Trump-Duterte Relations

Title:

 Manila's Dilemma: Philippines Cozies Up to US, Mindful of China's Sensitivities

Author:

Sputnik News

Source:

Sputnik International

Date:

 April 17, 2017

Description:

The Philippines and the US will hold military drills next month. The news comes just a day after outspoken President Rodrigo Duterte heaped praise on President Donald Trump. Radio Sputnik asked political scientist Dr. Jay Batongbacal to comment on this dramatic shift in the kind of rhetoric toward Washington that's now coming out of Manila.

Tags: News, Philippines-US Relations, Duterte Foreign Policy

Title:

 Duterte adviser bares plan to fix PH runway in West PH Sea

Author:

Carmela Fonbuena

Source:

Rappler

Date:

 April 1, 2017

Description:

MANILA, Philippines – National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr said there are plans to fix the Philippines' runway in disputed Pag-Asa (Thitu) Island in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Tags: News, Pagasa Island