No compromises on PH’s South China Sea claim despite COVID-19 vaccines from China

MANILA – Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., National Task Force Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer and vaccine czar, on Friday assured the country will not compromise its claim to the West Philippine Sea (WPS), while it exerts all efforts for the acquisition of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines with other countries, including China. “In this pandemic, the global interest of the global commons is really to save humanity so all countries rallied to support each other. That’s the context we are looking at [your honors], that every country wanted to halt our…

Civilian concerns of Balikatan 2015 highlighted

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has chosen to highlight the civilian aspect of this year’s war games with the United States military amid China’s aggressive expansion in territorial waters being claimed by the Philippines and other countries in Asia. Presidential Communications Operations Office Herminio Coloma Jr. said that the 31st edition of the Balikatan would take place between April 20 and 30 and would focus not only on military exercises but also on disaster preparedness and public services. In an interview with DZRB radio, Coloma said that the Balikatan 2015 would involve the construction of…