Monthly Archives: October 2015

PH scores against China in UN arbitration

MANILA — The Philippines scored a victory at the international Arbitral Tribunal after the panel unanimously decided Thursday that it has jurisdiction over the maritime dispute between China and the Philippines involving

PH raring to go to Round 2

MANILA — The Philippines is raring to go into Round 2 with China after scoring a knockdown in Round 1 on Thursday, when a United Nations arbitral court ruled that it has

Sea encounters could spark war, China warns US

BEIJING – China’s naval commander told his U.S. counterpart that a minor incident could spark war in the South China Sea if the United States did not stop its “provocative acts” in

China faces mounting int’l pressure over maritime claims

WASHINGTON—Pressure on China over its claims to most of the strategic South China Sea went up a couple of notches this week. First, the US sent a warship in its most direct

Aquino orders probe of ‘tanim bala’ racket amid outcry

MANILA — Malacañang on Saturday vowed to make travelers feel safe again at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) after President Benigno Aquino III ordered an investigation into the “tanim bala” racket that

Ballistic Miriam joins calls for ‘tanim-bala scam’ probe

MANILA– More lawmakers and a migrant labor advocacy leader joined calls for a formal investigation into the so-called “laglag-bala” or “tanim-bala” scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), where a growing