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Duterte issues gag order over South China Sea

President Duterte said the gag order did not mean the country was wavering in its defense of its sovereign rights

Philippines flags ‘incursions’ by nearly 300 Chinese militia boats

The Philippines has repeatedly complained to China in recent weeks about a "swarming and threatening presence" of Chinese vessels

Philippines tells fishermen to ignore Beijing’s ban on fishing in South...

Tensions between the two countries have recently escalated after Manila accused China of territorial incursions

Philippine foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute

The Philippines accused China's coast guard of "shadowing, blocking, dangerous maneuvers" against Philippine coast guard vessels

Duterte to send navy ships in South China Sea to assert...

Duterte said the public can be assured he would assert the country's claims to resources like oil and minerals in the South China Sea

Philippines summons Chinese ambassador over vessels in disputed waters

The last time a Chinese envoy was summoned by Manila was in 2019 after a Chinese vessel sunk a Philippine boat

Philippine president’s aide warns of ‘unwanted hostilities’ over Chinese ‘incursions’

"Make no mistake about it — our sovereignty is non-negotiable," said presidential counsel Salvador Panelo

Philippine Catholic church leaders welcome Duterte’s statement on disputed territories

Philippine bishops, who are vocal critics of Duterte, described the president’s statement before the UN as “very decisive and assertive”

Philippine Catholic bishops hit China’s non-compliance with ruling on disputed waters

On July 12, the Philippines marked the fourth year of the ruling with a call for China to comply as an obligation under international laws

Filipino seafarers, fishermen face rough sailing amid pandemic

In recent years, Filipino fishermen complain that they were being harassed by Chinese boats and armed men at sea

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