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DFA: Chinese ships ‘going back and forth’ in Panatag Shoal

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MANILA, Philippines – Chinese ships regularly come and go within Philippine territorial waters, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.

DFA spokesman, Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez, told reporters in a media briefing that “Chinese ships are back in Bajo de Masinloc (Panatag Shoal), they go back and forth in that area.”

Hernandez revealed this when asked to comment about a statement by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin last Friday that “as far as the last air patrol we conducted, they (Chinese ships) were no longer in Panatag Shoal. There was inclement weather there.”

The last patrol was on June 27, Gazmin had said.

Bajo de Masinloc has been a part of a territorial dispute between China and the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea.

“Our position remains that Bajo de Masinloc is an integral part of Philippine territory, and China should respect our maritime entitlements in that area,” Hernandez said.

“[China has] been intruding in that area for some time now and those reports of Chinese ships leaving and coming back have been [a part of regular] reports,” he said.

Chinese ships also come and go in Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal), which is part of the Spratly’s Group of Islands near Palawan.

“No reports of goings on in Ayungin Shoal, [Chinese ships] come and go also in that area,” Hernandez said.

The Philippines has filed diplomatic protests for the intrusion of China into Philippine waters before the United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Seas (Unclos) and before the Chinese embassy in the country.

“What we have been doing is asking China to respect our maritime entitlements, we have been doing some consultations with them [and] we have undertaken our legal initiatives,” Hernandez said.


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  • p00rd0y

    nothing new… there’s nothing we can do as of the moment.. just keep on barking…

    • ManilaByNight

      Mahina si Aquino kasi.

      • p00rd0y

        hindi mahina, wala lang tayong pangtapat sa intruder… binulsa kasi sa mga dating admin….

      • nakatutok

        same alibi over and over again?? blame previous admin?? oh, oo nga pala , THREE YEARS PA LANG sa pwesto si PNoy….

      • pepito gwaps

        tama! …. compare don sa 21 years na inubos yong pera ng kaban ng bayan ..then later on may sumunod pa na 2 terms …he.h.he si Pnoy 3 years lang may makikita ka ng improvement … exposing out anomalies in the govt is a big achievement already

      • nakatutok

        improvement? ng alin? baka nag improve ang “ekonomiya “ng buhay mo kasi paldo ka lagi…

      • boy_kurimaw

        RETARDED…

      • nakatutok

        naglabasan ang mga yellow parrot…

      • boy_kurimaw

        ABNOY…

      • nakatutok

        psst..magalit yung boss mo..wag mo tawaging Abnoy…

      • boy_kurimaw

        ikaw yung abnoy at hindi si pnoy.

      • pangitbudhiko

        ikaw matagal ng nasa labas sa mandaluyong, magpaconfine ka na you are really a danger in public, Putangina mo mat kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo.

      • nakatutok

        uy gising na ang OLD AGE PENSIONER..ano tatang may ENTONCES ba diyan sa 17th century mong dictionary??

      • PlumberfromCanada

        ikaw matagal nang nasa labas ang utak mo..nalaglag ang IQ mo…

      • pangitbudhiko

        ikaw anong improvement mo, all these years, anong improvement ang maipapakita mo sa pamilya mo kungdi kahambugan, Putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • nakatutok

        ikaw nag improve na..dati “DO THE RIGHT THINK “..ngayon tama na…at yung dati na “CONSENTRATE “tama na din…

      • PlumberfromCanada

        ikaw walang improvement..pagmumura pa din..PUTANG INA MO DIN>>>GAGO KA HAYOP ANAK KA NG PUTA..o ayan….

      • nakatutok

        tameme ka sa katandem mong si gandabudhiko….may picture pa ng favorite mo “HUMBURGER ( bisaklat spelling courtesy of pangitbudhiko )

      • nakatutok

        exposing anomalies, yes of course..wag lang yung sa KKK ha?? innocent until proven guilty sabi nga ni Valtek at Laciengda..may pampiyansa pa c/o PNoy…

      • pangitbudhiko

        lahat dapat isisi sayo ng mga anak mo, asawa mo kapitbahay mo kabaryo mo, dahil isa kang bully , putangina mo at kaputaputahan k ng ina mo

      • nakatutok

        walang pag asa…still not geeting it..argue intellectually tatang…

      • PlumberfromCanada

        pagmumura pa din alam ng bugok na ito??

  • stupid chink

    Let it go. nothing new here.

  • ManilaByNight

    Matigas ang ulo ng mga letcheng intsik na iyan ha? Tapos they want us to respect their laws when in fact they themselves do no respect others. Mga punyetang communista na yan!

  • nakatutok

    Chinese ships sailing back and forth…ano pang-tapat natin?? NOTE VERBALE back and forth!!!!! wwaaahhh!!!

    • ESCAPEfmALCATRAZ

      OGAG! singliit ng kulangot utak mo! magbasa ka nga… nagmumukha kang ANGA o sandyan pinanganak ka nang ANGA?…

      • nakatutok

        sinukat mo talaga ang kulangot?? ikaw pala ang OGAG e…taga DFA ka ba?? o sadyang bayad ka to counter comments??

      • pangitbudhiko

        ikaw pasaway sa forum ng PDI, lahat inaway mo, putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • nakatutok

        uy sumali si tatang..kaso mura pa din ang sagot..hay nakupo..

    • Marx Louis Wang

      wwwaaaaaahhhh!!!! itit mo’ng tiny!!!!

      • nakatutok

        di ako yun..si pangitbudhiko yun…supot nga e..

      • pangitbudhiko

        subukan mo para malaman mo kung maliit, tumuwad ka makakatikim ka ng etet na may bolitas, Putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • nakatutok

        tatang bumibigay ka na yata…

      • pangitbudhiko

        basta tumuwad ka pati asawa mo pareho ko kayong hihindutin, putangina mmo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • PlumberfromCanada

        putangina mo din baklang tubero..mahilig ka talaga sa tubo..

      • PlumberfromCanada

        HOY PUTANG INANG BAKLA PALA ITO??

    • pangitbudhiko

      ikaw back and forth lang ang comment mo, paulit ulit walang laman, Putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • nakatutok

        “back and FORT ‘???? “FORT”???/ bisaklat na naman…

      • pangitbudhiko

        sino ang bisaklat ang pekpek ng asawa mo bisaklat ng talaga yung pekpek at wetpu naging isang butas na lang, putangina mo at ka putaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • PlumberfromCanada

        bilis mo mag EDIT BAKLANG HUKLUBAN putangina mo

  • pepito gwaps

    it means they are conducting and transferring something … that something is the one we want to know!

    • kanoy

      SEND THE BRAVE RPCG AND IF THE CAPTAIN OF THE CHINESE WARSHIP IS OVER 65 AND UNARMED—-SHOOT HIM!!

      • Crusader

        Sure, initiate a hostile action against a mighty power that’s just waiting for us to fire first so that they could end it in an hour by just simply flying a defenseless but bomb-loaded H-6 bomber over Manila.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        he doesnt understand he wlll be nuked also

      • kanoy

        YOU DONT UNDERSTAND—WE DID NOT HESITATE TURNING THAT POOR DEFENSELESS UNARMED TAIWANESE FISHER-OLD-MAN INTO SWISS CHEESE THEN POUND CHESTS LIKE MEAN GORILLA SAYING HOW TOUGH THE RPCG IS—SO PROVE IT BAD BOY TAKE ON SOMEONE WHO CAN SHOOT BACK SOMEONE WHO CAN STAND UP AGAINST THE BULLY RP
        GOD HAD 4 YEARS TO BRING ME HOME FROM NAM IT WAS NOT MY TIME NUKE OR NO NUKE WHEN ITS YOUR TIME YOU ARE GONE WHEN ITS NOT HE WILL PROTECT YOU

  • ProudToBePinoy75

    sana lamunin na lang ng dagat yung mga intsik na magnanakaw. haha

  • opinyonlangpo

    That is reality. The Chinese come and go as they please and the Philippines can not do anything about it. Accept it.

    • nakatutok

      No, we’ve been doing a lot to show them our disgust..we were trying to drown them with our NOTE VERBALE….

      • pangitbudhiko

        hope you drown on your own saliva you deserved that Putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • nakatutok

        ‘you DESERVED”??? DESERVED”??? bisaklat grammar again..

      • pangitbudhiko

        so what’s your point, you understand what I wrote. if not then something is wrong. Putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo. Haven’t you notice ikaw lang sa buong bloggers dito sa forum ng PDI na ang “””FETISH mo spelling ang Grammar””” ano ibig sabihin nuon sira talaga ang ulo mo, Putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • PlumberfromCanada

        ang ibig niya sabihin MALI ANG SYNTAX ng grammar mo..DI MO BA MAKUHA HANGGANG NGAYON YUN>> KUNG SA IYO OK LANG YUN PUTANGINA MO>

      • PlumberfromCanada

        PUTANG INA MONG BAKLA KA TUMIGIL KA NA SA PAGMUMURA HA?? PUTANG INA MO DIN>>

      • pangitbudhiko

        oy nabuhay ang partner ni nakatutok, ikaw ang tumigil diyan dahil walang saysay ang iyong stay sa planet earth, mas malaki kang putangina mo, at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo, hindi ako bakla, pero hihindutin din kita sa puwit sa pekpek at sa lahat ng butas meron ka sa katawan, Putangina mo at at talagang kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • PlumberfromCanada

        pati ako kursunada mo na din?? tigang na tigang ang baklang ito…

      • PlumberfromCanada

        putangina mo ding baklang hukluban ka….anak ka ng gagong tatay mo na di ka pinaaral kaya TUBERO ka lang..

  • jAn

    “they go back and forth in that area.”

    These Chinese are definitely building something in there. It’s pretty clear now.

    • kanoy

      PHILIPPINE LAW PROTECTS SQUATTERS AGAINST OWNERS SO THEY LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHER SQUATTERS IN MANILA AND ELSEWHERE CAN BUILD WHAT THEY WANT

  • disqusted0fu

    None of the strategies of the Aquino administration seem to work. Quick, do some back channeling again to deflect this news. Or better yet, just blame GMA again on this whole thing. That’s always a solution for this administration anyway

    • izakyakov

      wala na sayong tamang ginawa ang pangulo. kahit na anong gawing pagmamalasakit ni noynoy malamang hindi mo maiiintindihan dahil ganun tlga kakitid ang utak mo. UTAK TALANGKA!

      • Alex Alvarez

        kung totoo ang pagmmalasakit, dapat pabilisan ang pagbili ng kagamitang pang depensa, asan ang jet fighters? sa 2014 pa? Asan ang mga makabagong barko? sa 2016 pa? O darating nga kaya? Bilhin agad ang second hand na maestrale from italy at ideploy agad sa WPS, iyon ang kailangan, pang deter sa mga chekwa!

      • Crusader

        First the FA-50s are more like lead-in fighter trainers, advance combat-capable jet trainers but jet trainers nonetheless. It’s not (yet) stated whether they have BVR (beyond visual range) combat capabilities and the government is not (yet) looking at AMRAAMs or other BVR missiles. And even if we do receive the FA-50s and they have BVR capabilities and BVR missiles, we can’t make an ace pilot overnight. That takes months or years in a jet trainer (the FA-50 in this case). Sure they would be good for peacetime intercept duties but unless the proper ground control intercept system is established, it would still be a waste.

        Second, even if we buy Maestrales or God-willing the Burkes, they have a snow-ball’s chance in hell in deterring a carrier battle group supported by a massive and coordinated air fleet.

      • izakyakov

        Meron kasing bidding process. Remember that Philippines has a constitution, and expenses from alloted budgets per department abides what is written in the constitution. Proceeding to bidding process for all planned acquisition of armed forces hardwares are one of those. We can’t just choose, buy and pick. Di rin natin pwedeng galawin ang budget na hindi para sa Armed Forces, bawal yan sa constitution. Ako din naman naiinip pero ganun talaga, lahat dapat ay nasa tamang proseso.

  • wvillaro822

    They just want to eat and make rich out of your fish.



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