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LEADERS of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) excluded the landmark arbitral ruling against Beijing in their draft summit statement on Saturday, but made a united stand against China’s militarization in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). In their draft final declaration, Asean leaders raised strong concerns…

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MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Najib Razak urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to make sure economic growth is felt by citizens, to prevent marginalization in society that breeds extremism and the radicalization of young people. Najib touted Malaysia’s success in ensuring that “no one is left behind” regardless of…

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THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China should work toward a “win-win solution” to preserve trade relations despite the dispute over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the head of the region’s business council said on Thursday. Asean Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Chairman Joey Concepcion said the…

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SOUTHEAST Asian leaders are likely to avoid any official mention at their Manila summit this week of an arbitration ruling that had nullified China’s massive claims on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), according to a draft of their final declaration. But the draft also expresses “serious concerns” over…

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(Second of a series on the NFA) The Thai Embassy has allegedly rebuffed a high-ranking National Food Authority official and two senior officials of Seabridge, a shipping firm, for their offer to handle the logistics requirements for the importation of rice from Thailand, The Manila Times learned on Monday. The…

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Palace: Complaint filed by Matobato lawyer ‘baseless’ A criminal case was filed against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Netherlands for his alleged involvement in extrajudicial killings when he was still mayor of Davao City, and now as President of the Philippines. In the…

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THE government mobilized on Sunday a 40,000-strong contingent as it started implementing an elaborate security plan for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Leaders’ Summit that will be held this week in Pasay City. The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) completed their…

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CHINA has expressed alarm over the visit of Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and military generals to Pag-asa Island last Friday, saying the move ran against a “consensus” between Beijing and Manila to peacefully settle their maritime row. “Gravely concerned about and dissatisfied with this, China has lodged representations with…

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A group of Filipino fishermen has accused China’s coast guard of shooting at their vessel in disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) waters, Philippine authorities said Friday. Philippine officials said they were investigating the reported attack on the Princess Johann boat, which the crew said occurred near a Chinese-occupied section…

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THE PALACE on Thursday assured tourists that the Philippines is “definitely safe” despite travel advisories by foreign governments warning of terrorist activity in the country. The assurance came as the military announced the release of at least 16 Abu Sayyaf fighters, despite their involvement in heinous crimes, because of the…

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