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Kalayaan mayor urges PH fishers to defy China

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The mayor of Kalayaan town, in the Spratlys, on Friday said he would encourage Filipino fishermen to ignore China’s new rules that require foreign fishermen to seek permission from Chinese regional authorities before venturing out into the disputed West Philippine Sea.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Navy begins developing Oyster Bay into mini Subic; mum on US pivot

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At Naval Forces West headquarters here, the wooden planks that are the main platform of the Philippine Navy’s sole naval shipyard facing the West Philippine Sea are breaking apart and starting to surrender to the elements.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Court allows bail for 12 Chinese fishers

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The regional trial court has allowed the 12 Chinese fishers responsible for the grounding of their vessel in Tubbataha Reefs in April to post bail, according to their lawyer.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Crew of rescued foreign yacht now in El Nido

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The three foreigners aboard the distressed yacht Simoune have been safely brought to the pier of El Nido town, the Armed Forces’ Western Command (Wescom), which carried out the rescue, said Friday.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BI wants to deport 12 Chinese poachers

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ENDANGERED  In this June 9, 2009 file photo, a Thai zoo official feeds pangolin with milk at the Dusit zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. The pangolin trade, banned in 2002 by CITES, the international convention on endangered species, resembles a pyramid. At the base are poor rural hunters, including workers on Indonesia's vast palm oil plantations. They use dogs or smoke to flush the pangolins out or shake the solitary, nocturnal animals from trees in often protected forests. FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government plans to let 12 suspected Chinese poachers arrested at Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in April with a cargo of endangered pangolins leave the country despite facing criminal charges.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Chinese spy ships sighted off PH-held shoal

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The Western Command is monitoring the presence of two Chinese military surveillance vessels that were reported to have been stationary since Tuesday afternoon near the Philippine-occupied Ayungin Shoal in the disputed Spratly’s region.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ships sighted off PH-occupied shoal are Chinese spy vessels — sources

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The Western Command is monitoring the presence of two Chinese military surveillance vessels that were reported to be on a stationary position since Tuesday afternoon near the Philippine-occupied Ayungin Shoal in the disputed Spratly’s region.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tubbataha mystery: Some facts don’t add up

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Defense officials and investigators looking into the grounding of a Chinese fishing boat on an atoll in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park may not be dealing with an accident but an intrusion.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

12 Chinese seamen charged

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The 12 Chinese nationals whose boat got stuck in the Tubbataha Reefs on Monday night were slapped with charges of poaching and other violations of the marine park’s rules.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Now, it’s Chinese boat stuck in Tubbataha

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As salvage operations on the grounded US minesweeper in Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea came to a close, a Chinese fishing vessel was reported to have struck the north reef close to midnight Monday.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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