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Filipino fishers returning to Scarborough Shoal

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A FISHING boat is docked near the shore of Masinloc town, Zambales province. Two vessels with fishermen set out to sea on Thursday and Saturday for Scarborough Shoal, which Chinese aggressors are starting to occupy. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Despite the trauma, fishermen have sailed back to Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal, braving harassment from Chinese coast guard vessels in order to eke out a living.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Foreign ships harass mayor of disputed isle


The mayor of Kalayaan town in Palawan was harassed by two unidentified vessels while traveling with around 200 others by sea toward midnight on Thursday.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 vessels harass Palawan mayor, 200 others at sea


The mayor of Kalayaan town in Palawan, along with around 200 people, were harassed by two unidentified vessels while they were traveling by sea before midnight Thursday, the local official said.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

USS Guardian removed from Tubbataha Reef; damage assessment next

In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The removal of the minesweeper USS Guardian that got stuck in Tubbataha Reefs some two months ago was completed Saturday, two weeks ahead of date estimates initially made by both Philippine and US authorities.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Navy told to submit Tubbataha salvage plan

POWERLESS. Giant waves batter the USS Guardian, a minesweeper that ran aground in the Tubbataha Reefs in the Sulu Sea, tossing the ship some 90 degrees from its position on Thursday (inset) and making it parallel to the reef line. The photographs are courtesy of the AFP FILE PHOTO

Defense officials on Tuesday asked the United States to submit its salvage plan for the grounded USS Guardian for approval before undertaking a delicate salvage operation that would involve hoisting the stricken vessel onto a barge.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Korean-owned resort faces illegal logging charges


A high-end resort in the Palawan town of El Nido is in hot water following the recent seizure of illegally cut hardwood lumber on its property and the filing of criminal charges against its owner.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China poachers raid Palawan waters


Chinese poachers have become bolder and entered the waters of a town in the southernmost tip of Palawan to harvest coral and catch sea turtles, according to a report by the Philippine Navy on Saturday.

Posted: July 31st, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Chinese boats catch fish, get corals off Pag-asa

CORAL RAIDERS Fourteen fishing vessels, part of a fleet that left Hainan on July 11, catch fish and collect rare corals 9 kilometers east of Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. PHOTO FROM THE WESTERN COMMAND

Under the protective watch of warships, Chinese fishing vessels anchored off the Philippine-occupied Pag-asa Island in the disputed Spratly archipelago in the West Philippine Sea operated at will on Thursday, catching fish but mainly collecting corals in large quantities.

Posted: July 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Government told of China buildup 2 months ago’


The Aquino administration has been sitting for two months on reports of increased Chinese military construction on islands within the country’s territory in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: July 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China fleet to rescue grounded warship

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A Chinese salvage party of at least five vessels and several smaller boats has arrived at a shoal off Palawan to rescue a People’s Liberation Army warship that ran aground there on Wednesday night.

Posted: July 14th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »



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