Government eyes P42.6-B Chinese aid for irrigation projects

Government eyes P42.6-B Chinese aid for irrigation projects   The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) hopes to secure a P42.6-billion loan from the Chinese government for six flagship irrigation projects that will be completed before the end of President Duterte’s term. The NIA management met with Commercial Counselor Jin Yuan and Second Secretary Yang Ming from…

New Philippine ambassador says China is complying with arbitration ruling

New Philippine ambassador says China is complying with arbitration ruling   By letting Philippine fishermen return to the disputed Scarborough Shoal, China is complying with an international arbitral ruling, just without acknowledging it, Manila’s incoming ambassador to Beijing said on Tuesday. Jose Santiago Santa Romana, an academic and political appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte, said…

History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself   It’s all about keeping allies and military allies in check. The verbal attacks ongoing between the United States and Russia over the bombings of Aleppo, Syria have worsened the problem in Aleppo with too many people killed, including children. The Aleppo problem will not likely be resolved, because the US wants…

Duterte, Xi Jinping sasaksihan ang pagpirma ng mga ilang deal sa China

Duterte, Xi Jinping sasaksihan ang pagpirma ng mga ilang deal sa China Si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte at Chinese President Xi Jinping ay inaasahang sasaksihan ang pagpirma ng mga memoranda of understanding at mga kasunduan sa state visit ng Pangulong Duterte sa Beijing simula Oktubre 18. Sinabi ni Foreign Affairs spokesperson Assistant Secretary Charles Jose na si Duterte ay inaasahang…