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Manila Voices Alarm Over Chinese Warships In Philippine Waters Amid South China Sea Dispute

Earlier, Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo denied allegations that Manila has abandoned the UN arbitral tribunal's decision that rejected Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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Philippines 'firing Off' Diplomatic Protest Over Chinese Ships' Reported Presence In Its Waters

Map images have emerged online allegedly tracking the movement of Chinese oceanographic survey ships operating within Philippine waters. While Manila has already reacted to the reports, Beijing has yet to comment.
Related topics: Philippines, Protests, Polls, China, Beijing

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Is Manila Worth American Lives?

Doug Bandow Security, Asia-Pacific The Philippines might be a nice place to visit. But it isn’t a nation whose security America should guarantee. Washington policymakers treat allies like Facebook friends, the more the merrier. Montenegro or the...
Related topics: Philippines, Facebook, Social Media, Montenegro

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Iceland Criticized Duterte’s Drug War, So He Accused Its People Of ‘eating Ice’

“What is the problem of Iceland? It’s just ice,” the Philippine president said Friday in Manila.
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Summer Power Rankings

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, While there’s still plenty of time to tinker and trade, and a Manila envelope is stuffed with unsettled arbitration cases, some clubs have improved for the better and others have taken a step back — on...
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The Golden Era Of Japan-philippine Relations Has Arrived

Richard Javad Heydarian Security, Asia It’s the aggressive rise of China, and the fear that it’s instilling across the region, that is driving Tokyo and Manila closer together. “Japan is a friend closer than a brother. That means Japan is a...
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Counterterrorism Aid Brings Us, Philippines Closer After Years Of Doubt

Talks on expanding U.S. aid for the Philippine fight against terrorism in its restive southland would help bring the two countries closer after a fractious period marked by Manila’s new friendship with Beijing, analysts said. The U.S. Department...
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'baaaaaaaaa Bye': Manila Succeeds In Sending Back Tonnes Of Trash To Canada

Waste dumps have been a contentious issue in Manila-Ottawa bilateral ties for the past few years with Manila repeatedly urging the North American country to take back its trash falsely labelled as “recyclables”. Canada, however, turned a deaf...
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Some Of The Top Secret Ways Submarines Helped Win World War Ii

Warfare History Network Security, Europe Especially in the Pacific. Sunsets over Manila Bay are nothing less than spectacular. Once  the sun dips below the horizon there is a lingering illumination known as “blue hour” as the sky gradually...
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Getting Serious In The Privacy Wars

A three-hour drive north of the Philippine capital Manila, local leaders have drawn a line in the sand against a swelling tide of scuttlebutt and innuendo. They outlawed gossip. In a world awash with fake news and online rumors, more than half a...
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Canada Responds To Duterte's War Threat Over Philippine Garbage Issue

In a rare case where soiled diapers have turned into a diplomatic issue, Manila says a private Canadian firm had violated international law by shipping over a hundred containers of trash to the Philippines. Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau earlier...
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2 Earthquakes Shake The Philippines; At Least 16 Dead

Rescuers continue to search for survivors of Monday's quake, which trapped people in a collapsed supermarket in Pampanga province and caused panicked office workers to flee buildings in Manila.(Image credit: Bullit Marquez/AP)
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Manila Blasts Beijing For Violating Sovereignty In South China Sea Waters

In a rare public rebuke, the Philippines government this week issued a statement protesting the presence of a large number of Chinese vessels near Thitu Island, one of several disputed islands in the South China Sea.
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More Than 500 Smuggled Tarantulas Seized Near Manila Airport

Filipino customs officials seized more than 750 tarantulas in a gift-wrapped box of cookies and oatmeal at a mail exchange center near Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Related topics: Philippines, Airports, Oatmeal

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Report: Asian Economies Lag As Trade Tensions Drag On Growth

Trade tensions between China and the United States are putting a drag on economies in the region, with growth likely to continue to slow in the coming two years, the Asian Development Bank says in a report released Wednesday.   The Manila,...
Related topics: China, Philippines

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They 'sunk' An Empire: How U.s. Submarines Crushed Imperial Japan During World War Ii

Warfare History Network Security, Asia In more ways than one. Sunsets over Manila Bay are nothing less than spectacular. Once the sun dips below the horizon there is a lingering illumination known as “blue hour” as the sky gradually shifts...
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Washington, Manila Considering Us Rocket System To Counter China - Report

Officials from the US and the Philippines are reportedly in talks to discuss the possible deployment of the American high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) in a bid to counter China's continued militarization of artificial islands in the...
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Beijing Orders 200 Ships To Spratly Islands, Provoking Panic In Manila

What appears to be Beijing's latest military flex in the South China Sea - the contested collection of shoals and reefs that plays a crucial role in global trade and also contains vast untapped gas reserves - has reportedly set off "alarm bells" in...
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Tobacco Industry Targets Women In Asia

A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the...
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Millions Hit In Manila's 'worst' Water Shortage

Manila has been hit by its worst water shortage in years, leaving bucket-bearing families to wait hours to fill up from tanker trucks and some hospitals to turn away less urgent cases.
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