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PH draws up own maritime map

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. FILE PHOTO

A new Philippine map officially renaming maritime areas in the western part of the archipelago the West Philippine Sea and depicting the extent of the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is awaiting the approval of Malacañang.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Scarborough Shoal: It’s PH map vs China map

BAJO SCARBURO European cartographers named Scarborough Shoal as “Bajo Scarburo” in this 1820 map from the book “Mapping the Philippines: The Spanish Period.”

Old maps, which some government officials believe may hold the key to the Philippines’ claim to Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), were the created by foreign missionaries and colonial explorers, making them “personal and unofficial,” according to a report posted on the website of the Chinese Embassy in Makati City.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »