Monthly Archives: January 2016

US warship challenges China claim to disputed island

WASHINGTON — A US warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of a disputed island in the South China Sea Saturday to “challenge” claims to the territory and assert freedom of navigation, drawing

US vows to help PH versus China

MANILA — While the Philippines’ dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea is not covered by the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, the US will abide by its treaty with the Philippines

Abaya to be sued for MRT mess—Poe

ANGELES, Pampanga—Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya will be made to face charges for the problems of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), according to Sen. Grace Poe. Poe said the Senate subcommittee on

Palace defends Abaya from Poe tirades

MANILA – Having Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya sued for alleged irregularities in the MRT-3 maintenance contract – as Sen. Grace Poe has declared – will not solve the problem hounding the

BBL is out

No more time to pass peace measure, Congress leaders say MANILA — The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which administration allies thought would be a legacy of President Aquino, is dead – at

Bongbong says pingpong diplomacy may resolve sea row

MANILA – A different form of engagement with China – like through sports or cultural exchange – might help the Philippines resolve its maritime spat with the Asian giant, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos