Duterte sees ‘no problem’ in reported Chinese control of power grid

Duterte sees ‘no problem’ in reported Chinese control of power grid Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) – November 29, 2019 – 10:07am MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte does not see the stake of China’s State Grid Corporation in the Philippine power grid as a threat to national security. A few senators and retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio have raised concerns over China’s co-ownership of the National Grid Corporation that operates the country’s power grid. China’s State Grid Corporation owns 40% of the NGCP, a privately owned consortium. “There are security…

Filipinos Will Appreciate China Some Day, President’s Office Says Touting Duterte Foreign Policy

Beijing, with its Chinese Communist Party government and being the largest and most powerful player in the South China Sea region, are generally viewed with mistrust by the people of the Philippines if a recent survey is accurate. But Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks that this sentiment could reverse itself in the future. On Thursday Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement that the government is not surprised by the drop in China’s trust rating. He said, “[Translated] The Office of the President will neither court nor force any citizen…

Duterte, Moon to meet in Busan

President Rodrigo Duterte will hold a bilateral meeting with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in during his “very hectic” schedule next week at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations–Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit. The Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday that Duterte and other Asean leaders were expected to discuss with Moon their partnership and cooperation on areas of mutual concern. The President will head to Busan, South Korea from Nov. 25 to 26 to attend the summit, which would mark his second visit to the country since he assumed office…

Duterte to have the interest of the Filipino nation at heart in ASEAN-Korea summit » Manila Bulletin News

Published November 20, 2019, 12:36 PM By Genalyn Kabiling  The interest of the Filipino nation will be championed and protected by President Duterte when he and other leaders discuss security concerns in a regional summit in South Korea next week. President Rodrigo Duterte (Keith Bacongco / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) As the regional issues such as the South China Sea dispute and the Korean Peninsula conflict will likely be tackled in the upcoming dialogue, the President assured the public that he would not commit to anything that would endanger the…

Duterte, Abe: COC crucial in South China Sea

BANGKOK—President Du-terte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed the South China Sea issue, particularly the need for a Code of Conduct, as the way to go to address tensions in the region. Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador S. Panelo said this is one of the key regional and international concerns raised during the bilateral meeting of Duterte and Abe on the sidelines of the 35th Asean Summit on Monday. “Both leaders likewise touched on subjects of regional and international concern, such as the issue surrounding the…

Duterte calls for unity, self-restraint; cites UNCLOS as basis in resolving territorial dispute » Manila Bulletin News

Published November 2, 2019, 11:56 PM By Genalyn Kabiling NONTHABURI, Thailand — President Duterte has called for self-restraint in the activities in the disputed South China Sea and pushed for the early conclusion of a binding code of conduct to prevent the escalation of the conflict. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins other leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries during the 35th ASEAN Summit Plenary at Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in Nonthaburi, Thailand on November 2, 2019. (SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO) The peaceful and rules-based…

To convince Duterte to assert arbitral ruling

‘TRUTH’. Retired SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio tells journalists on October 29, 2019, to tell the world about the “historical truth” that China never owned or controlled the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler In public, retired justice Antonio Carpio is generally a man of few words, except if you get him to talk about the West Philippine Sea, his expertise and advocacy. Carpio’s speeches at his retirement events have been short, almost anti-climactic to the long testimonials given by friends and colleagues, but at a gathering with…