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Photos confirm China reclamation; experts hit reef degradation in Spratly

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A backhoe attached to a Chinese vessel is apparently scooping up some filling materials in a reclamation project while at the same time harvesting endangered species, giant clams. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES

China has reclaimed land in one of the contested reefs in the Spratly Islands, and this time, the defense department is not the only one expressing concern, but Filipino scientists as well.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Row with China a ‘reawakening’ for PH defense

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

The escalating conflict in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) has brought some good learning opportunities for the Philippines—from revisiting the country’s defense policies to introducing the public to a weighty concept called “national security,” security experts said.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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