Philippine Foreign Policy

Title:

 China is helping redevelop what was once the US’s largest overseas military base

Author:

Therese Reyes

Source:

Quartz

Date:

July 19, 2017

Description:

It has been 26 years since the US military, prodded by a volcanic eruption, left Clark Air Base in the Philippines. But signs of its stay, which lasted over eight decades, remain. The site follows city planning established by Americans, complete with barn-style houses lining some roads. Still present are old barracks, the parade grounds, and a veterans’ cemetery for US and Filipino soldiers and their families.

Tags: News, Chinese Investments in PH, PH-China Economic Relations, Chinese Soft Power, China's Economic Muscle

Title:

 Energy department awaits go-ahead on oil drilling in West Philippine Sea Read more: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/158794/energy-department-awaits-go-ahead-oil-drilling-west-philippine-sea#ixzz4o5kDqgqJ Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

Author:

Ronnel W. Domingo

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

July 14, 2017

Description:

The Department of Energy (DOE) is ready to resume drilling for oil and natural gas on Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea, but when work will restart is up to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), which suspended the exploration in 2014 as the Philippines pursued international arbitration to resolve a territorial dispute with China.

Tags: News, Economic, Oil and gas

Title:

 Duterte: More arms coming from China, but no military alliance

Author:

Philip C. Tubeza

Source:

Inquirer.net

Date:

July 12, 2017

Description:

China will deliver another shipment of arms and ammunition to the Philippines in September, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Wednesday. He made it clear, however, that the Philippines could not enter into a military alliance with other nations because this would violate the Mutual Defense Treaty signed by the Philippines and the United States in 1951.

Tags: News, Military Cooperation, Philippine Military, Chinese Military, Philippines-China Military Cooperation

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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

Title:

 Throwing down the gauntlet

Author:

Ana Marie Pamintuan

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

May 22, 2017

Description:

For all his professed goodwill toward China, President Duterte, in his heart of hearts, must be angry. This toughie doesn’t take criticism well, and we can bet that more than criticism, he doesn’t like being threatened. Even if the threat was delivered presumably through an interpreter and some nuances might have been lost in translation. But the translation must have been accurate; the leader of China won’t risk being misinterpreted in his discussions with his Philippine counterpart. Especially when the message being delivered is a threat of war.

Tags: News, South China Sea, Xi Jinping, Oil and gas, Duterte, Territorial Disputes, Arbitration Award, Duterte Foreign Policy

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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:

 Duterte tells China's Xi: Let's keep communication lines open

Author:

Dharel Placido

Source:

ABS-CBN News

Date:

May 16, 2017 

Description:

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the two countries must always keep communication lines open amid an ongoing dispute over the South China Sea. During his bilateral meeting with Xi, Duterte underscored the strengthening of ties between Manila and Beijing, which has been strained by the conflict.

Tags: Duterte Foreign Policy

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