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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Luzon, News, NOAH

Panatag Shoal definitely Philippines’, yet fishermen cautioned from fishing

18 Jul , 2016  

If we are to read between the maps, Panatag Shoal or its traditional English name of Scarborough Shoal is not in China’s front yard. This according to Google which recently updated the mostly popular online reference map and removed the counterpart Chinese name (characters) on its site when browsing on shoals within the West Philippine […]

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Election, Manila, News, Video

Watch: President Duterte at the San Beda College testimonial dinner

16 Jul , 2016  

Watch and listen as President Rodrigo Duterte, time and again repeat a very personal story, his journey to the presidency at the testimonial dinner hosted by the San Beda College of Law. The event was held July 14, 2016 at the Club Filipino in San Juan city. Duterte is the first alumni of the college […]

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Manila, News

PH to use diplomacy on the West Philippine sea dispute

16 Jul , 2016  

The Duterte administration will continue to choose the diplomatic way in addressing the territorial dispute with China, this despite the United Nations (UN) Tribunal decision favoring the Philippines. President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday he will consult several people, including former President Fidel V. Ramos, to help the government discuss the issue with China […]

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Manila, News

PH welcomes award by PCA on West Philippine Sea row – DFA

12 Jul , 2016  

MANILA, July 12 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued a statement Tuesday on the ruling released by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration which favored the Philippines on its arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea row. “The Philippines welcomes the issuance today, 12 July 2016, of the Award by […]

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Nation, News

Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

12 Jul , 2016  

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By coming out with the ruling […]

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Manila, Nation, News

This week is a historic week – Malacanang

11 Jul , 2016  

Manila — The official palace spokesperson is giving an advance information on what news developments everybody can look up to this week. One that interest all and sundry is the landmark decision from the United Nations Arbitration decision on the West Philippine Sea which is up for release on Tuesday, July 12. Presidential Communications Secretary […]

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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, 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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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

Hague starts hearing of Philippine – China arbitration case on Nov. 24

11 Nov , 2015  

The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague will hold a one-week hearing starting Nov. 24 on the Philippines’ case challenging China’s enormous claim on disputed South China (West Philippine) sea territories. “Oral hearing on the merits of the Philippines-China arbitration case under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of […]

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News, World

Analysis: Why US should think thrice before taking on China in the West Philippine Sea?

2 Nov , 2015  

There are at least three types of weapons used by the Chinese that “could play a role” if Beijing and Washington go toe-to-toe over the South China Sea, according to the National Interest’s Defense Editor Dave Majumdar. The National Interest has decided to look into three types of deadly weapons that China could use against […]

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News, World

Report: U.S. to continue navigation operation in South China Sea

28 Oct , 2015  

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter indicated Tuesday that the United States will continue its freedom of navigation operation, the day after the U.S. Navy sent a guided-missile destroyer to within what China claims to be territorial waters around its man-made islands in the South China Sea also known as the West Philippine Sea. At a […]

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News, World

US to send naval ships to patrol South China Sea

19 Oct , 2015  

The United States has told nations in Southeast Asia it will send naval vessels soon into what China claims as its territory in the disputed South China Sea (also officially referred to as the West Philippine Sea in Manila), diplomatic sources said Sunday. The United States is expected to sail warships within 12 nautical miles […]

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Luzon, News, NOAH

China warns Philippines, Vietnam to cease intrusive action in West Philippine Sea

30 Apr , 2015  

BEIJING, April 29 — Now it is China’s turn to voice a stern warning. China told the Philippines and Vietnam on Wednesday to halt all intrusive action on China-owned islands in the South China (West Phillipine) sea, following its rejection of concerns voiced by ASEAN. Some reports said the chairman’s statement at the 26th ASEAN […]

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Election, News, NOAH

Lacson to run as independent presidential candidate in May 2016 elections

25 Apr , 2015  

BAGUIO CITY, April 25 – Former Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson, in a press conference here yesterday announced he is running as an independent presidential candidate in the May 2016 elections. ”My platform of government remains to be what I started as a Senator and that is to eradicate graft and corruption in the government.” Lacson […]

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Climate Change, Environment, Luzon, News, Regions

Illegal reclamations in West Philippine Sea cause coral reefs destruction, economic loss of US$100-M annually

15 Apr , 2015  

MANILA, April 15 — The unabated, heightened reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea is doing more harm and damage to the coral reefs and marine life in the area. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, these activities already destroyed some 300 hectares of coral reef systems with estimated economic loss from such destruction […]

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