By Juan L. Mercado
China’s own version of the Monroe Doctrine.
By John Nery
Did Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno overreach? I have not had a chance to read the supplemental comment submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council in the since-resolved administrative matter involving Francis Jardeleza, the solicitor general at the time and now the newest associate justice of the Supreme Court. But a report in Rappler attributes the following statement to Sereno, also the chair of the JBC:
By Amando Doronila
President Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address carried an understated message to China concerning the Philippines’ maritime disputes with Beijing in the South China Sea. The message was tucked in Page 11 of the 22-page English text of the Sona.
The Philippines has gained much publicity and international support for its position vis-à-vis China in the ongoing maritime disputes over shoals, reefs and islets in the South China Sea. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario himself was in Brussels not long ago to present the Philippine case before a European audience. And last July 30, European […]
By Guy Ledoux
Daily headlines in Southeast Asia speak about the region’s impressive economic achievements. More and more they also focus on security tensions, including those in the South China Sea.