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PH Navy tows Malaysia barge away from shoal

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INFOGFX - HALF MOON SHOAL

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command (AFP Wescom) announced on Friday it has removed an abandoned cargo barge with Malaysian registry in the disputed West Philippine Sea near Hasa Hasa (Half Moon) Shoal, which is being occupied by a small unit of Philippine Marines.

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

Abandoned Malaysian barge rescued near Hasa Hasa Shoal

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INFOGFX - HALF MOON SHOAL

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command announced Friday it has rescued an abandoned cargo barge with Malaysian registry in the disputed West Philippine Sea near Hasa Hasa (Half Moon) Shoal, which is being occupied by a small unit of Philippine marines.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lack of interpreter forces postponement of Chinese poachers’ trial

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The trial of nine Chinese nationals charged with poaching marine turtles in the disputed Hasa Hasa Shoal (Half Moon Shoal) in the Spratlys was postponed for a second time Tuesday as government prosecutors and the Department of Foreign Affairs failed anew to find an interpreter for the Mandarin-speaking defendants.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

11 Chinese poachers refuse to participate in inquest proceedings

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The 11 suspected Chinese poachers, apparently following orders from the Chinese Embassy, declined to participate in Monday’s preliminary investigation of fisheries violation charges slapped against them by local authorities, prompting the government prosecutor to immediately endorse the case for trial.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kalayaan mayor urges PH fishers to defy China

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This undated photo handout released by the Kayalaan Municipal office on July 13, 2011 shows the island of Kalayaan, which means "Freedom" in the Filipino language, that was created in 1978 mainly to assert the Philippines' claim to the disputed territory in the Spratlys, a chain of islets in the South China Sea. AFP FILE PHOTO

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 »

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