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AMID PH-CHINA ROW OVER SCARBOROUGH SHOAL

3 Japanese naval ships set 5-day goodwill visit

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MANILA, Philippines—As the country’s territorial dispute with China over the Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea entered its seventh week, Japan is set to send three of its naval ships on a five-day goodwill visit to Manila.

The Philippine Navy announced Friday that three vessels from the Japanese Training Squadron of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will arrive in Manila Bay on May 28.

The JS Kashima (TV-3508), JS Shimayuki (TV-3513) and JS Matsuyuki (DD-130) will be in the country until June 1 for a series of goodwill activities with the Philippine Navy and some government agencies. The squadron will be headed by Rear Admiral Hidetoshi Fuchinoue, the Philippine Navy said.

Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario has said that Japan would likely provide the country with 10 40-meter patrol boats under its official development aid and two larger ones as grants.

The Philippine Coast Guard also expects to acquire 10 brand-new patrol ships from Japan within the year.

The goodwill visit comes amid the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China that started when two Chinese maritime ships prevented a Philippine Navy ship from apprehending Chinese poachers last April 10.

As of Tuesday this week, China has deployed five maritime ships, 16 fishing boats and 56 dinghies that apparently continued to fish and gather endangered marine resources in the Panatag shoal despite China’s fishing ban.


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Tags: Japanese naval ships , Philippine Navy , Philippines-China dispute , Scarborough Shoal , West Philippine Sea

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    once again…..Spread to the world, why we should not buy China made products. Boycott it for every dollar they earn, they will use it to bully most of her neighbors, subject her citizenry to human rights violation like the Tiannamen square massacre, and their effort to start world war 3 by building a military to rival the US, their military rise is the free world`s own doing by their so called constructive engagement, we forgot that they have other things in mind now that Communist China is strong enough to flex her muscle. Boycott CHINA MADE PRODUCTS!!! Let the world knows how their money is being used by the Communist China to bully her smaller neighbors!! Spread the word, ask your goverments to increase tariff for China made products to help reinforce pressure on China and let us source those things to other countries….slowly, but surely it will spread like a wild fire and people around the world will symphatize with us. Long live The Philippines, The US and all free world society!!!The US already raised the ante by increasing her tariff on solar panels made in China soon there will be more, (recently, a US senator launched an inquiry for fake Chinese electronic parts attached to their sensitive equipments, soon there will be more restrictions against their products). Thanks for those who realized that the US is becoming a dumping ground of China’s products, the profits of which are used to fund her military and at the same time sabotage others by denying competition via cheap costs and use their profits to claim the territories of her surrounding neighbors and to denythe sole super power of the world and her allies access in those areas China has territorial historically unproven claim.
    The US also clamped down on giving visas to the Chinses teachers to the US. The US senate also, passed the bill that will punish China as a currency manipulator making her products at low. low price in support of her military modernization.China may have used her economic pressure against us, but the US is also doing her share of economic pressure to them, first the solar panels, soon electronic parts and there will be more. Now, we must do our share buy products NOT made in China to show our support for what is just, and our extreme displeasure against China`s misbahavior in insisting on defying the rule of law of the community of nations and iher creeping invasion, and restrain China from being the bully of her neighbors and her citizenries…let us spread the word, NO to China made products that support their military program!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    once again…..Spread to the world, why we should not buy China made products. Boycott it for every dollar they earn, they will use it to bully most of her neighbors, subject her citizenry to human rights violation like the Tiannamen square massacre, and their effort to start world war 3 by building a military to rival the US, their military rise is the free world`s own doing by their so called constructive engagement, we forgot that they have other things in mind now that Communist China is strong enough to flex her muscle. Boycott CHINA MADE PRODUCTS!!! Let the world knows how their money is being used by the Communist China to bully her smaller neighbors!! Spread the word, ask your goverments to increase tariff for China made products to help reinforce pressure on China and let us source those things to other countries….slowly, but surely it will spread like a wild fire and people around the world will symphatize with us. Long live The Philippines, The US and all free world society!!!The US already raised the ante by increasing her tariff on solar panels made in China soon there will be more, (recently, a US senator launched an inquiry for fake Chinese electronic parts attached to their sensitive equipments, soon there will be more restrictions against their products). Thanks for those who realized that the US is becoming a dumping ground of China’s products, the profits of which are used to fund her military and at the same time sabotage others by denying competition via cheap costs and use their profits to claim the territories of her surrounding neighbors and to denythe sole super power of the world and her allies access in those areas China has territorial historically unproven claim.
    The US also clamped down on giving visas to the Chinses teachers to the US. The US senate also, passed the bill that will punish China as a currency manipulator making her products at low. low price in support of her military modernization.China may have used her economic pressure against us, but the US is also doing her share of economic pressure to them, first the solar panels, soon electronic parts and there will be more. Now, we must do our share buy products NOT made in China to show our support for what is just, and our extreme displeasure against China`s misbahavior in insisting on defying the rule of law of the community of nations and iher creeping invasion, and restrain China from being the bully of her neighbors and her citizenries…let us spread the word, NO to China made products that support their military program!!!

    • daniboy2012

      Mang Ben kaya ka pala na censored kahapon ni moderator e novela pala comments mo…..sa’kin wala kang problema…sige summarize ko nalang sa kanila……Peace Loving People Of The World, Please. Pretty Please  Do Not Buy  Any  “MADE IN  CHINA”….if  you do…they will built more Ship’s to rob you and eat your fetus.

  • resty144

    Japan is a true friend of the Philippines. He is sharing his self defence forces for those weak navys. To Japanese Govt. Thank you very much… love live Janpan…

  • resty144

    To All People and Democratic govt around the World:::::  Please BOYCOTT ALL PRODUCT OF CHINA… HE  HAS A CANCER AT THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA….

  • Mick Ey

    Phils MUST update its navy! Urgent.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2PKHK47GY6VSAQFMASL7FRW6B4 Ronald Reyes

    WELCOME , MABUHAY ANG PHL AT JAPAN!!



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