Chinese ships leave broken reefs in West PH Sea after ‘destructive’ clam harvest — report

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 06:31:49 +0000

CHINESE vessels left trails of broken reefs in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) following a resumption of clam harvesting activities in the last six months, a Washington-based think-tank reported. Satellite images from…READ

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US to maintain presence in West PH Sea, says US Naval Operations chief

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 10:00:50 +0000

THE United States has committed to keep its presence in the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), citing its decades-old duty of patrolling in the area. Admiral John Richardson,…READ

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Admiral: US hasn’t stepped up sea patrols to confront China

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 09:10:37 +0000

Admiral: US hasn't stepped up sea patrols to confront China

SINGAPORE – A top U.S. admiral says the Navy has not stepped up maritime patrols to challenge China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea but is maintaining a “consistent” presence in the disputed waters.

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China says navy warned off French warship in Taiwan Strait

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:39:30 +0000

China said Thursday its navy warned off a French warship that had entered the Taiwan Strait earlier this month and has lodged an official protest over the rare move by a European power.

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Duterte dared: Be bold against China and its invasive actions, too

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 03:39:35 +0000

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Opposition senatorial candidates has challenged President Duterte to be as bold versus China and its intrusion in Philippine territories.

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Duterte: Diplomacy still better than military alternative on sea dispute

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2019 14:51:17 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday reiterated that diplomacy was a better alternative to a military response to the dispute over the West Philippine (South China) Sea. Duterte was reacting to…READ

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SWS: Most Filipinos back ICC suit vs China over West PH Sea

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 03:56:11 +0000

MOST Filipinos believe that the case filed by former Philippine officials against Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court (ICC) tells the world that China should leave the…READ

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US to ‘fly, sail operate everywhere international laws allow’ despite China warning

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 11:28:35 +0000

THE United States will “fly, sail and operate everywhere international law allows,” a US official said on Friday, despite a warning from China to “non-regional forces” to refrain from “stirring…READ

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No additional troops needed to disputed territories in West PH Sea — Lorenzana

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:03:02 +0000

THERE will be no additional troop deployments to the Kalayaan Group of Islands (Spratly Islands), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Monday, even after President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he…READ

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Duterte won’t allow China to occupy Pag-asa Island

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:50:02 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday declared that he would not allow China to occupy Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), amid the reported presence of Chinese…READ

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