Aquino: PH playing bigger ASEAN role

Posted May 10, 2011 04:52:00

President Benigno Aquino III returned from a four-day summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Indonesia Monday, reporting that the regional body had discussed the need for a collective response to calamities as well as the problems of drug trafficking and piracy.

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Aquino to raise Spratlys issue in ASEAN Summit

Posted May 04, 2011 10:14:00

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III will bring up the Spratlys dispute at the upcoming 18th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Engage China on rifts, Indonesia leader says

Posted April 27, 2011 10:06:00

WASHINGTON—China needs to be brought into regional dialogue to ensure a peaceful resolution to tensions over the South China Sea, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said.

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Vietnam, China vow to work on disputed sea pact

Posted April 21, 2011 23:33:00

HANOI--Vietnam and China have agreed to take the first steps towards settling territorial disputes in the South China Sea, a government official in Hanoi said on Thursday, after years of deadlock.

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PH ‘invaded’ Spratlys in 1970s, China tells UN

Posted April 21, 2011 05:57:00

China countered a Philippine diplomatic protest at the United Nations by saying it has indisputable sovereignty over the Spratly islands that the Southeast Asian country “started to invade” in the 1970s.

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