News, World

Here’s why it will be dangerous to cross over the South China Sea anytime soon

25 Dec , 2016  

Here’s why it will be dangerous to cross over the South China Sea, and airspace anytime soon. A western media reported Friday that China is planning to deploy more surface-to-air missiles in the South China Sea islands under its control. An independent US media source disclosed that Beijing intends to go ahead with its plan […]

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Manila, Nation, News

President Duterte reiterates, will not do acts that may affect China talks

30 Aug , 2016  

No war policy VS. China – Duterte President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said that he wishes to seat in front of the Chinese Ambassador or his representative in order to lay down the Philippines’ position regarding the West Philippine Sea row and reiterated his stand for peace. Duterte during the commemoration […]

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Nation, News, NOAH

Aquino forms West Philippine Sea task force to advance PH national interest

24 Mar , 2016  

Malacanang has formed a task force to advance the country’s national interests in the disputed West Philippine Sea which will be under the chairmanship of National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia Jr. The task force will handle planning and synchronizing the employment of the different national government agencies’ capabilities to achieve the national objectives in the […]

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Luzon, News

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands

2 Mar , 2016  

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands as the tension caused by intrusions in the West Philippine Sea continues. The traditional fishing grounds of Filipino fisherman around, and including, Quirino Atoll or Jackson Atoll has been taken over by the Chinese, reports from national papers said. The area around the atoll is […]

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News, Video, World

Territorial sea disputes seen to take spotlight during ASEAN ministerial meet

24 Feb , 2016  

The territorial disputes in the South China Sea would likely steal the spotlight in this week’s Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting by the regional bloc’s 10 foreign ministers amid reports of China’s installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island. At odds with China over disputed territories in the South China Sea (also […]

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Election, Mindanao, Nation, News

Long experience as public servant is not best qualification for president — Poe

22 Feb , 2016  

Independent presidential candidate and Senator Grace Poe said on Sunday there is no proof that having a long experience as a public servant would make one best qualified for the presidency. ”There is no proof that if you have long experience, you are good. I think that among us, I might have the shortest experience […]

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News, World

China deploys anti-aircraft missiles on disputed South China Sea?

17 Feb , 2016  

China has deployed long-range anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed South China Sea island also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam, a media report said today, even as US President Barack Obama called for “tangible steps” to settle territorial disputes in the resource-rich region. Satellite images showed two batteries of eight surface-to-air HQ-9 missile launchers as well […]

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News, World

American warship patrols disputed South China Sea near Triton island

31 Jan , 2016  

An American warship on Saturday patrolled the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, “to challenge excessive maritime claims” that restrict the rights and freedoms of the US and others. The freedom of navigation operation by the US mainly aimed at China, was first reported by The Wall Street […]

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Buzz News, News, World

US will soon launch spy planes from Singapore over South China Sea

8 Dec , 2015  

Despite having no territorial claims to the waterway, Washington has fiercely contested Beijing’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea. To monitor the progress of those islands, the Pentagon has flown P-8 Poseidon surveillance planes out of the Philippines and Japan. According to Pentagon officials speaking on condition of anonymity to Foreign Policy, […]


Nation, News, Video

Video: President Aquino arrival speech from 27th ASEAN summit

23 Nov , 2015  

Watch here as President Benigno S. Aquino delivers arrival speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport relate activities during the 2-day summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and related summits with dialogue partners. On this second part, President Aquino conducts an informal coffee briefing with Philippine media after his […]

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News, World

Regional powers criticize PRC over South China Sea conduct

23 Nov , 2015  

China on Sunday found itself on the receiving end of criticism from many Asia-Pacific leaders over its recent aggressive actions to enforce territorial claims to the South China Sea. While leaders from the region, who gathered for an annual regional summit in Kuala Lumpur, spoke with one voice against terrorism, there remained wide differences between […]

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