By Nikko Dizon
President Aquino on Thursday urged China to cooperate in regional efforts to decrease tensions in the South China Sea, as he admitted that he remained concerned over Beijing’s land reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea.
By Matikas Santos
A Chinese scholar claimed that China has a more solid hold on the South China Sea because its nine-dash line claim over nearly 90 percent of the area has existed before the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos).
Itu Aba, the largest island in the disputed Spratlys, is occupied by Taiwan and administered by its Coast Guard.
By Christine O. Avendaño
, Cynthia D. Balana
The Philippines on Monday slammed what it called China’s “illegitimate sovereignty patrols” of Philippine waters, following President Aquino’s revelation that two Chinese research vessels had been spotted on oil-rich Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea.
By Christian V. Esguerra
President Aquino has sounded the alarm over the presence of two new Chinese vessels near the oil-rich Recto Bank (Reed Bank) in the West Philippine Sea.