Philippine military chief visits island in disputed waters – Times of India

Philippine military chief visits island in disputed waters - Times of India

MANILA: The head of the Philippine armed forces visited a coral-fringed island his country occupies in the South China Sea this week, a move that could stoke already heightened tensions between Manila and Beijing in disputed waters claimed by both countries. During Monday’s visit, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Cirilito Sobejana commended the … Read more

Philippine President Bars Ministers From Commenting On South China Sea Dispute

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South China Sea Dispute: Duterte has been reluctant to confront China. (File Photo) Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned his cabinet from speaking out in public on the South China Sea dispute, after key ministers engaged in a war of words with Beijing. Tensions between Manila and Beijing over the waterway — which China … Read more

China Calls For “Basic Etiquette” After Philippine Minister’s Outburst

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China Foreign Minister and Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary during a meet in Manila (FILE) Beijing: China urged the Philippines on Tuesday to observe “basic etiquette” and eschew megaphone diplomacy after the southeast Asian nation’s foreign minister used an expletive-laced Twitter message to demand that China’s vessels leave disputed waters. The comments by Teodoro Locsin, known … Read more

Philippine Tourist Sites Reopen ‘Cautiously’

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Manila (AP) Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including Boracay beach, have partially reopened, drawing only a fraction of their usual huge crowds given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local tourists, including seven from Manila, came on the first day of the reopening of Boracay, a … Read more

Philippines Bomb Blast: At least 5 killed in bomb blasts in southern Philippine town | World News

Philippines Bomb Blast: At least 5 killed in bomb blasts in southern Philippine town | World News

MANILA, PHILIPPINE: Bombs exploded in a southern Philippine town Monday, killing at least five soldiers and wounding 17 other military personnel and civilians despite extra tight security because of threats from Abu Sayyaf militants. Regional military spokesman Capt. Rex Payot and police said the blast damaged a food store, a computer shop and two army … Read more

Philippine trash trawlers earn little from virus-boosted surge in plastics

Philippine trash trawlers earn little from virus-boosted surge in plastics

MANILA Virgilio Estuesta has picked through trash in the Philippines’ biggest city for four decades, and is noticing an unusually large amount of plastics during his daily trawl of about 15 km (9.3 miles). Tough curbs re-imposed to combat a surge in daily coronavirus infections are squeezing income for the 60-year-old, as many of … Read more

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