Taiwan dispatched four coast guard and naval vessels to beef up patrols in waters near the Philippines on Sunday following President Ma Ying-jeou’s ultimatum to Manila to respond to demands regarding the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard.
By Michael Lim Ubac
Malacañang on Friday confirmed that the US Navy warship, USS Guardian, that ran aground on Tubattaha Reef had come from Subic Bay for a “regular port call,” but the Palace was shunning any discussion this early on seeking indemnity from Washington for coral damage.
By Fat Reyes
Two Filipinos died while three others were missing after a cargo ship sank in the frigid North Sea off the Dutch coast, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Navy’s newest and biggest warship, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar, arrived in the country Wednesday afternoon after a two-week voyage from the US. The ship, manned by 13 officers and 82 enlisted personnel under the command of Captain Alberto Cruz, entered the Philippine area of responsibility at 1 p.m. Wednesday. “It is [...]
By Ian Timberlake
HANOI—Vietnam protested to China on Thursday after what it described as a “premeditated” attack on an exploration ship in its waters, raising tensions between the Communist neighbors. The latest incident comes against a backdrop of increased anti-Chinese sentiment in the Southeast Asian nation, where hundreds of people staged a rare protest Sunday over the activities [...]