WATCH: The Philippine Coast Guard officially welcomes China Coast Guard officials into the country, kicking off days of “historic” talks and exercises seen to project cooperation amid murky relations in the West Philippine Sea. By @rambotalabong
VP Robredo did not mince words against President Duterte for saying the country is "ignoring" the 2016 arbitral ruling on the West Philippine Sea in favor of a joint oil and gas exploration with China. FULL STORY:
NOT DUTERTE, NOT CHINA. Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said Filipinos must find creative ways to enforce the country's arbitral victory against China's expansive claim in the West Philippine Sea.
LOOK: Protesters burn "syokoy" effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte at the United People's SONA in Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. The "syokoy" effigy is said to represent Duterte who is "selling out" the West Philippine Sea to China. Photos by Darren Langit/Rappler
The owner of a Vietnamese boat spoke to the Vietnamese state-run news website VNExpress on Tuesday, June 18, and recounted how the 10 Vietnamese crew of his vessel rescued 22 Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). READ: