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PHL NAVY DEPLOYS WARSHIP, UPS WEST PHL SEA PATROLS; Country boosting defenses as Beijing warns of arrest

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief MANILA/PALAWAN/ZAMBALES— The Philippine Navy has deployed a warship to Escoda Shoal or Sabina Shoal, only 75 miles from Palawan and a part of Philippine territory, amid the suspected reclamation activities of China in the…

DOCUS LINKING MARCOS TO ILLEGAL DRUG USE NOT FAKE?

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Editor MANILA  —  What does it mean when a suspected drug user serves as chief executive of an entire nation? This is the question confronting Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa, whose committee is holding hearings on…

CHINA ATTACKS PHL SHIPS AGAIN, CHIDED BY US, EU, UK, OTHERS; Experts predict ‘armed conflict’ next as Beijing readies 3rd aircraft carrier

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief MANILA – As China beefs up its defense budget and military and readies a new aircraft carrier in what analysts claim as preparation for possible war, China Coast Guard ships attacked Philippine vessels again…

BIG U.S.-PHL DRILLS ON, ‘PREPARING FOR WAR’; Sinking of ship, islands takeover training readied

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor MANILA/WASHINGTON – As tension with China soared to new high over its “dangerous” activities in West Philippine Sea, the Philippines and the United States with 12 other…

CHINA ATTACKS IN WPS ANEW; PINOYS TRAMPLE ON XI EFFIGY; Biden, Japan, PHL leaders meet in White House, boost alliance

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor WASHINGTON/TOKYO/MANILA – As United States President Joe Biden hosts the leaders of Japan and the Philippines in the White House over defense, security and economic concerns, Filipino protesters…

NEWSFLASH: Biden, Marcos, Kishida firm up alliance for peaceful, prosperous Indo Pacific amid China threats

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE WASHINGTON D.C. — US President Joe Biden, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their maiden trilateral summit at the White House vowing a peaceful, stable and prosperous…

PHL MOUNTS COUNTER MEASURES VS CHINA; Biden, Xi tackle woes, issues to diffuse tension as White House summit nears

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor MANILA/WASHINGTON – As President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. readies for an April 11 summit at the White House with US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida…

CHINA ‘ATTACKS’ PHL SHIPS AGAIN, MARINE SCIENTISTS ALSO; U.S., OTHERS FUMED; Washington, US senators reaffirm mutual defense treaty commitment

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor MANILA/WASHINGTON – A Philippine civilian boat on a re-supply mission to Filipino soldiers in Ayungin shoal was severely damaged and some of its crew members were injured when…

U.S., MARCOS AIR WARNING ON GROWING CHINA THREAT; PHL avoiding war, seeks peace as White House trilateral summit set

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor MANILA/WASHINGTON – As Chinese warships, Coast Guard and militia vessels continue to swarm in the West Philippine Sea following China leader Xi Jinping prepping up its military for…

US, JAPAN, PHL LEADERS POISED FOR WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT IN APRIL; Defense tops trilateral agenda as China’s Xi peps up troops

By ALFRED GABOT and CLAIRE MORALES TRUE Editor in Chief and Managing Editor MANILA/WASHINGTON – Amid China President Xi prepping up the Chinese army for possible wider confrontation in the South China Sea, United States President Joe Biden is poised…