By Amando Doronila
The visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Canberra last week sent reassuring words to the Philippines amid its increasing concerns over China’s assertive claims vis-à-vis disputed territories in the South China Sea.
By Juan L. Mercado
“Sometimes things could be right under your nose. The only problem is your eyes are above it.” Doesn’t this old saw fit the turmoil for democratic space in next-door Hong Kong?
Inquirer’s June 27 editorial titled “Japan on our mind” well expresses the attitude of the nation regarding its new relationship with Japan and our request for her assistance amid our growing dispute with China.
I am a first-level court judge posted in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. My father is a full-blooded Chinese who migrated to the Philippines in 1938 at the height of the Sino-Japanese war.
By Ramon Farolan
For most of us ordinary citizens many of the acronyms that make up much of the discussions concerning our dispute with China are just terms and phrases used by international lawyers talking with each other. Many of us know very little or almost nothing about Unclos, EEZ, ECS, LTE, and other similar references that are at the heart of the disagreements with our powerful next-door neighbor.