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China’s military base on Mabini Reef violates PH Constitution


While searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 11, 2014, a Philippine Air Force plane flying over the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea sighted Chinese reclamation activity in the Mabini Reef within the 200 mille Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Dreams for the village called ‘Hope’

The children of Pag-asa Island.  PHOTO from Operation Freedomland

Somewhere in the middle of the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), there sits a village called Pag-asa with about 100 Filipinos greatly in need, helpless in the crosshairs of aggressive neighbors.

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

PH to push upgrade of structures in Spratlys

Alberto del Rosario

The Philippines’ top diplomat on Wednesday said the country would push through with plans to upgrade infrastructure in its claimed parts of the contested Spratly islands in the West Philippine Sea even as it continues to seek a peaceful solution to the dispute.

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

Name change a ‘reckless decision,’ says China paper


Asserting its ownership of territories in the disputed West Philippine Sea, China has laid “indisputable sovereignty” over the Spratlys and Scarborough Shoal as it criticized the Philippines’ move to officially name a part of the waters off its west coast as the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 fighter jets spotted near Kalayaan Island, says AFP


MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine military said two unidentified foreign fighter jets have been spotted flying near an area claimed by the country in the South China Sea, but that they made no hostile move. An Armed Forces of the Philippines statement said Saturday that on May 11 two Philippine patrol planes were at 5,500 feet (1,700 […]

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »