By Conrado R. Banal III
Okay, boss, the hot political issue this side of the West Philippine Sea is this EDCA—the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the United States—but the guys down here in my barangay are asking only one question: What is in it for them?
By Doris C. Dumlao
Prolonged diplomatic chill between the Philippines and China risks reversing the trend of “mutually beneficial” trade and travel ties that have been growing rapidly over the years, according to the New York-based think tank Global Source.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Who is afraid of China? Not the Philippines. Malacañang on Wednesday said it will protect the country’s national interest, including its economy, in the face of threats from China over maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea.
By Volt Contreras
There is at least one place in China each year where its long-standing maritime disputes with some of its Southeast Asian neighbors like the Philippines are set aside and replaced with gestures of goodwill—or, to be more precise, the handshakes of good business.
By Amy R. Remo
Forum Energy Plc, which is exploring for oil and gas within the highly contested Recto Bank off the West Philippine Sea, has secured a two-year extension for its work program under Service Contract 72.