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PH: China map just a ‘drawing’

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It’s just a drawing that has no bearing, Malacañang on Thursday said of a new map claiming West Philippine Sea as part of China’s territory.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘China’s refusal to join arbitration a serious violation of Unclos’

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Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines, at the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea.  AP FILE PHOTO

China’s snub of the Philippine arbitral claim on the West Philippine Sea and the slew of building projects initiated by Beijing on disputed reefs in the area are “a serious and belligerent violation” of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos), a Filipino lawyer and international legal expert told a conference in Tokyo last week.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese ships reclaiming more land, Aquino fears

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Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards as they join together in a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati to protest the recent moves by China to construct an oil rig near the Vietnamese-claimed Paracels off the contested Spratlys group of islands and shoals in the South China Sea on May 16, 2014. President Aquino on Thursday, June 5, said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Expressing concern, President Aquino on Thursday said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land, but he vowed to see through a peaceful resolution of the country’s territorial dispute with China in the United Nations.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Limitation

China’s military base in PH territory must absolutely be blocked

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Push has now come to shove. Emboldened by the lack of military resistance in occupying Philippine islands and with her fishing and navy boats sailing at will in our waters, China’s military leaders have now initiated a bold land reclamation military base project in Mabini Reef (Fiery Cross Reef). Location: about 150 miles from Palawan and within the Philippines 200 miles Exclusive Economic Zone as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS).

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Arrested Chinese poachers still subject to PH laws—De Lima

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Eleven Chinese fishermen arrested by Philippine maritime police for poaching in the West Philippine Sea.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima clarified Wednesday that while the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) discouraged imprisonment of poachers, those arrested from China would still be subjected to local laws and therefore would have to be treated as “alleged violators” with “the right to post bail”.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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