By Christian V. Esguerra
China’s announcement that it would expel all foreign ships entering disputed areas in the South China Sea, including parts known as the West Philippine Sea, gives the Philippines more reason to seek a multilateral approach to resolve the problem, former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Rodolfo Biazon said on Friday.
By Tarra Quismundo
LONDON—The United Kingdom renewed its call for countries with conflicting claims in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to sort out their disputes within the bounds of international law. Nicola Davis, head of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Asia Pacific Security Team, said the UK government is keen on seeing a peaceful [...]
By Tarra Quismundo
The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world mainly due to high exposure to natural calamities, a new international report showed.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Instead of calling its ships from Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal), Beijing has sent more vessels there in the past two weeks, according to security sources monitoring the territorial dispute between China and the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
By Kristine L. Alave
The United Nations and government environment officials have warned of increasing number of marine dead zones in the world, putting countries like the Philippines, which depend heavily on the oceans for food and jobs, in a precarious economic position.
By Cathy Yamsuan
MANILA, Philippines—Solidified methane lying off the coast of Isabela and Aurora could turn the Philippines into a natural gas exporter, Environment Secretary Jesus Paje declared after a Senate hearing on Monday. All the government awaits is a formal declaration from the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (Unclos) that Benham Rise, a [...]