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By Cathy C. Yamsuan, Christian V. Esguerra Philippine Daily Inquirer But beyond that vote of 20 of the 23-member Senate ousting Chief Justice Renato Corona for dishonesty in submitting his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs), Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano pointed to a “new paradigm” in Read more »

Philippines ‘lacks sincerity’ in sea dispute: China

(AFP) BEIJING — China accused the Philippines Thursday of not being sincere in seeking a peaceful end to a standoff over disputed waters, ramping up the rhetoric one day after confirming the deployment of more ships. The Chinese foreign ministry made the remark as tension lingered over the Scarborough Read more »

US submarine surfaces in Subic

By Jaime Laude (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – One of the most modern submarines in the United States Navy surfaced last Sunday in Subic Bay in Zambales where it is currently deployed to ensure freedom of navigation in the Western Pacific. The arrival of the Virginia-class fast attack Read more »

‘Don’t touch our junk’: China claims Philippine ship on treasure hunt for Chinese wreck

By Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com MANILA – (UPDATE: 3:21 PM) The Chinese embassy here on Tuesday claimed that the private Philippine-registered archeological ship MY Sarangani is salvaging an ancient Chinese wreck ship in Scarborough Shoal and has demanded that it leave the area. It also reiterated its call for the Read more »

Philippines: No War With China Over Shoal

By AP Monday, Apr. 16, 2012 (MANILA, Philippines) — China and the Philippines say they won’t escalate their weeklong maritime standoff over an uninhabited shoal in the disputed South China Sea, but each still appeared to be waiting for the other side to give up Tuesday. The Philippines pulled Read more »

P-Noy’s Holy Week message: Pause, reflect

Photo by Miguel Candela via flickr By Aurea Calica (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino called on Filipinos to use the Holy Week break as an opportunity to pause and reflect on “where we want to go” as individuals and as a nation, bearing in mind the Read more »