Backing off threat to end Philippines-US military pact

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute On June 2, 2020, Philippine television channels aired the breaking news Foreign Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. announcing that the government has suspended the Philippine-U.S. Visiting Force Agreement’s (VFA) termination “in the light of “the… Read More

Closing Remarks of Justice Antonio Carpio for ADRi vRTD: “Debunking China’s New Normal: A Year After the Reed Bank Incident”

THE WPS: A LONG STRUGGLE AHEAD June 9, 2020 Justice Antonio T. Carpio Good morning to everyone. Let me commend the ADR Institute for continuing to hold fora like this to remind us that we must continue to defend our sovereign rights in the WPS. Otherwise, in the near future our fishing boats will not… Read More

Keynote Address of Amb. Albert del Rosario for ADRi vRTD: “Debunking China’s New Normal: A Year After the Reed Bank Incident”

DEMANDING JUSTICE FROM CHINA By Ambassador Albert Del Rosario Chair, Stratbase ADR Institute 9 June 2020 As the world struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, today reminds us that it has been exactly a year after agents of the Chinese State rammed into a small wooden fishing boat called the F/B Gem-Ver 1 in Reed Bank,… Read More

ADRi vRTD: “Debunking China’s New Normal: A Year After the Reed Bank Incident”

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, China continues to pursue its maritime expansionism in the region. It has taken its regional security agenda further by establishing administrative districts in the South China Sea, escalating confrontations with the Philippines, Japan and Malaysia, blocking Vietnamese fishing rights, and even creating tension in its shared land border with India. We… Read More