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Chinese coast guard harassing PH ship at Ayungin Shoal

A China Coast Guard vessel attempts to block a Philippine government vessel as the latter tries to enter the China Second Thomas Disputed Shoals, locally known as Ayungin Shoal, to orate Philippine troops and resupply provisions Saturday, March 29, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese coast guard ships are ordering a Philippine civilian ship off the Ayungin Shoal in the Spratly Islands, Philippines Daily Inquirer’s Nikko Dizon reported Saturday afternoon.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gazmin to activists: Why don’t you protest China incursions?

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Photos courtesy of ROLLY MOLANO/CONTRIBUTOR and Anakbayan

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday twitted activists for their silence on the country’s territorial dispute with China, while they loudly protest the Philippines’ new defense cooperation agreement with the United States.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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What did Estrada and Arroyo promise China?

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China escalated its already heightened maritime conflict with the Philippines on March 9 by blocking two Philippine vessels from delivering fresh supplies and troops to its marine outpost in the sunken ship Sierra Madre beside the Ayungin Shoal.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Military to defend Filipinos from China ‘when the time comes’

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China’s harassment of Filipino fishermen last month does not warrant a military response but the Armed Forces of the Philippines would not hesitate to take action to protect Filipinos “when the time comes,” a military spokesman said Tuesday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

This time, US warship treads PH waters carefully

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On this its first visit to the Philippines, the US warship made sure to navigate the waters very carefully.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fishery deal a chance to solve sea row–Angara

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Sen. Edgardo Angara. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Pursuing joint fishery agreements with China is a “window of opportunity” for peacefully resolving the Philippines’ dispute with its increasingly powerful neighbor over territories in the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kalayaan mayor urges PH fishers to defy China

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The mayor of Kalayaan town, in the Spratlys, on Friday said he would encourage Filipino fishermen to ignore China’s new rules that require foreign fishermen to seek permission from Chinese regional authorities before venturing out into the disputed West Philippine Sea.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

China fisheries law difficult to implement—Kalayaan mayor

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The new fisheries law issued by the Hainan Provincial People’s Congress by China over the South China Sea will be difficult to implement, Kalayaan Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon said on Friday.

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

Palace to oppose China’s air zone

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The Aquino administration will oppose through diplomatic channels any “air defense identification zone” to be put up by China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Navy begins developing Oyster Bay into mini Subic; mum on US pivot

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At Naval Forces West headquarters here, the wooden planks that are the main platform of the Philippine Navy’s sole naval shipyard facing the West Philippine Sea are breaking apart and starting to surrender to the elements.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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