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The West Philippine Sea is the part of the South China Sea the Philippines claims.
There is ownership in a name. As geopolitical tensions have again flared up over China's aggression in asserting its nine-dash line claims, there again is the confusion: is it South China Sea or West Philippine Sea?The two are often used interchangeably by ...
 
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It's different in real life, he says.
President Rodrigo Duterte has likened the Philippines' legal victory against China before an international arbitration court to a "piece of paper," adding that in "real life," the situation in the West Philippine Sea is dictated by who is more powerful.Duterte said he ...
 
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Arm yourself before the campaign season.
Nothing says election season in the Philippines like the trickle of opinion polls. Since the 1992 presidential vote, the first since the restoration of democracy six months prior, it has correctly gauged who is most likely to win.Critics of the surveys say they're ...
 
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Philippines needs capable, inspiring leader, he says.
Senator Richard Gordon said Tuesday he was considering a second candidacy for president, saying the country ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic needed a leader that is both capable and inspiring.Gordon, who is also at the forefront of the pandemic fight as president of ...
 
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The Chinese vessels were anchored in Sabina Shoal.
A combined fleet from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) successfully drove away seven Chinese ships within the West Philippine Sea on April 27.The PCG and BFAR vessels were conducting maritime drills in the ...
 
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Pending emergency use authorization.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night got inoculated with China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine even though the jab has yet to secure emergency use authorization from the Philippines' FDA.The 76-year-old leader's use of the Sinopharm jab was covered by the "compassionate special permit" granted by the  ...
 
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It's a routine exercise, says Beijing.
China said the group of its aircraft carrier, Shandong, was recently in the South China Sea for drills aimed at asserting "sovereignty" as a standoff with the Philippines dragged.It was a routine exercise, Gao Xiucheng, a Navy spokesperson for the People's Liberation Army, told ...
 
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Now that's a lot of people.
The Philippines is the 72nd largest country in the world in terms of landmass, but when it comes to population size, we are one of the largest. According to the latest data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Philippines has the ...
 
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It was an intern who posted it, he said.
Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla on Tuesday apologized for a post on his verified Facebook account which said that Ferdinand Magellan won the Battle of Mactan, blaming the gaffe on an intern.The Facebook image was meant to mark the 500th anniversary of the ...
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