Duterte, Suga agree to keep security, stability in South China Sea

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 00:01:38 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga have agreed to work together to maintain security and stability in the disputed South China Sea under international law, Malacañang said. Duterte had a 20-minute “warm, engaging, and productive” telephone conversation with Suga on Wednesday, discussing issues such as the South China Sea, the coronavirus disease […]

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New diplomatic protest set as Locsin slams West Philippine Sea task force

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 06:17:00 +0000

FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. once again protested the continued presence of Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) despite repeated appeals for them to leave the area. He ordered on Thursday the filing of diplomatic protest against the presence of 287 Chinese vessels in the WPS as reported by the Philippine Coast […]

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US vows to back PH in maritime dispute

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:17:04 +0000

The United States has assured the Philippines the mutual defense treaty they signed in 1951 applies to growing concerns in the South China Sea, where China has been aggressively pursuing its claims on disputed islets and reefs. Last Thursday, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan was on the phone with Philippine National Security Adviser Hermogenes […]

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‘WPS ban lifting to lead to energy security’

Credit to Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez| Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2020 16:31:53 +0000

The Department of Energy (DoE) on Friday voiced optimism that the Philippines would finally attain energy independence after the government lifted the ban on oil and gas exploration activities in the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS or South China Sea) on its recommendation. In a virtual conference on Friday, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said lifting […]

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Duterte: Let time deal with PH-China sea row

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:42:23 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said it would be prudent to let “time” deal with the country’s territorial row with China than pursuing a “very dangerous” hostile approach. In an exclusive interview aired by Russia Today on Friday, Duterte said going to war with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute would be “reckless” […]

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Sucking Sand To Save The Land (Or Make New Land)

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2019 02:51:10 +0000

One day, there’s a ring of reefs in the ocean, or an atoll. Coral, fish, various invertebrates, and many types of plants call the place home. The next day, it’s raining sand. First, it starts to fill in the cracks and voids in the coral. Plants get buried, and then even some of the fish. As the sand keeps falling and falling, everything that can’t move fast enough gets buried. Eventually the sand is so deep, it breaks the top of the water

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Duterte to push for sea code at Asean meet- DFA

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 05:06:14 +0000

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to push for the completion of the long-delayed code of conduct in the South China Sea when he attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations  (Asean) meeting in Thailand this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday. In a pre-departure briefing in Malacañang, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary […]

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China survey ship withdrawn from Vietnamese waters – official

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 07:22:39 +0000

China survey ship withdrawn from Vietnamese waters – official

The Chinese survey ship that encroached upon Vietnam’s continental shelf reportedly since early July has been withdrawn.

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Senators: Invoking arbitral win vs China long overdue

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:26:40 +0000

Senators: Invoking arbitral win vs China long overdue

MANILA, Philippines— President Rodrigo Duterte should have invoked the 2016 Hague ruling against China a long time ago, senators said on Tuesday. But they nevertheless welcomed Duterte’s reported plan to raise the issue during his visit to China this month. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III said he supports the move as he ruled out […]

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