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Justice Carpio debunks China’s historical claim

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According to Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Panatag Shoal (inset) has always been part of the Philippines that from the 1960s to the 1980s, Philippine and American planes used it as an impact range during joint military exercises. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) has always been part of the Philippines that from the 1960s to the 1980s, Philippine and American planes used it as an impact range during joint military exercises.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senator hopes PH will also get same vow

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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

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano hopes US President Barack Obama will categorically state that the United States will defend the Philippines if it is attacked by China over disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH’s rejected protests vs China can be used as evidence before UN court

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This undated handout photo released by the Philippine Government on May 23, 2013 shows an aerial view of BRP Sierra Madre, a 100-metre (328 foot) amphibious vessel built for the US in 1944 and acquired by the Filipino navy in 1976, grounded at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands. AFP FILE PHOTO

The diplomatic protests that the Philippines has filed against China, despite being flatly rejected, can still be used as documentary evidence in the arbitration case before the United Nations (UN) court, an international law expert said.

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

PH-China joint venture in EEZ ‘illegal’

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Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warns that any move by Manila to enter into joint-development ventures with Beijing over the Philippines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ) will be a culpable violation of the Constitution.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese boats harvest giant clams, corals

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BIG HAUL AT DISPUTED SHOAL  Giant clams and corals, harvested from Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) off the coast of Zambales province, are stacked on the deck and hold of a Chinese ship (inset), as a small Chinese boat scrapes the coral reef bed. China and the Philippines both claim the shoal, which lies within the Philippine exclusive economic zone. INQSnap this page for more photos. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

In this uninhabited shoal, you see the most beautiful hues of green and blue in the waters of the West Philippine Sea. Glistening clear water defines the base of the rocks and reefs. At low tide, fishermen actually walk on them.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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