Philippines ex-foreign minister who stood up to China dies at 83

Former Philippine foreign minister Albert del Rosario, known for standing up to Beijing in the South China Sea, has passed away at the age of 83.

Del Rosario served under Philippine President Benigno Aquino from 2011 to 2016 and was a fierce critic of China. He was behind two prominent legal cases against Beijing, including a 2013 case at an international tribunal that struck down China’s claims to most of the South China Sea.

Philippines’ ex-president ‘Noynoy’ Aquino dies

Former Philippine president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, the reserved 61-year-old bachelor from one of Asia’s most famous political families, died Thursday, the country’s foreign minister and several officials said. Aquino, who ruled the archipelago nation from 2010 to 2016, was the only son of the late former president Corazon Aquino and her assassinated husband, senator Benigno … Read more