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Pag-asa islanders in epic battle with boredom

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Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

In the farflung Pag-asa Island, a small community that is vital to Philippine sovereignty, fighting boredom is an epic battle for many people here.

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

DFA not aware of China plan to seize Pag-asa Island

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Pag-asa island. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) declined to comment on a recent Chinese news report saying that the Chinese navy has drawn battle plans to seize Pag-asa Island from the Philippines in 2014.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Foreign ships harass mayor of disputed isle

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The mayor of Kalayaan town in Palawan was harassed by two unidentified vessels while traveling with around 200 others by sea toward midnight on Thursday.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines asserts rights over Pag-asa island

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has asserted the country’s exclusive right to develop those parts of the disputed Spratlys archipelago within its exclusive economic zone in the wake of China’s objections to the government’s reported plan to rehabilitate and build new infrastructures on Pag-asa island in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Chinese fishing boats leave, officials say

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Pag-asa island. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Their cargo holds stuffed with live corals and marine turtles, the army of Chinese fishers that swooped down on the reefs around Pag-asa Island early this week began heading back to mainland China on Saturday, according to municipal and defense officials.

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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