‘I am no fool’: Lorenzana wants Chinese vessels out of West PH Sea

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 04/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday said Chinese ambassador Huang Xilian “has a lot of explaining to do” about the presence of Chinese vessels at the Julian Felipe Reef (Whitsun Reef) and at other…

‘Those ships are not fishing’: Lorenzana doubts China yarn on vessels in PH EEZ

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 03/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana cast doubt on China’s claim that Chinese vessels anchored near Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef in the West Philippine Sea were fishing boats. “That is their standard line but those ships are not…

Unrequited love

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 03/25/2021

In April 2018, President Duterte declared, “I just simply love Xi Jinping.” President Duterte made this declaration in a press conference in Davao City just before he left for China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia.…

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