Category Archives: West Philippine Sea

Dangerous ignorance

  As if the scandal over false claims about graduating from top universities is not enough for her, senatorial candidate Imee Marcos recently let loose with another jaw-dropping claim: It was the Philippines, she said in a TV interview, that started all the trouble with China by haling it before the international arbitral tribunal. It […]

Locsin: PH will never abandon Hague ruling

  MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has assured the Filipinos that the government will “never abandon” the arbitral tribunal ruling which upheld the country’s exclusive sovereign rights over the West Philippine Sea. “We will never abandon the Hague decision nor concede an inch of the reefs taken from us. No and […]

Panelo to Del Rosario: Duterte admin fixing your mess after PHL lost Scarborough to China

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Thursday slammed former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, repeating his accusation that the former top diplomat was responsible for the loss of the country’s possession of the Scarborough Shoal. Del Rosario had earlier urged the Duterte administration to “unshelf” the arbitral tribunal ruling in 2016 that invalidated China’s excessive […]

Locsin: PH should build up weaponry, ‘stop throwing money at poverty’

  MANILA – The Philippines should start building up its weaponry and “stop throwing money at poverty,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Thursday, as China continues its aggressive behavior in the disputed West Philippine Sea. Locsin issued this statement after Sen. Panfilo Lacson called his attention to a 2013 China Daily Mail report […]

China apparently built world’s first stealth amphibious assault drone

China has built the world’s first stealth amphibious assault drone boat for island warfare, the developer revealed recently, and Chinese military experts believe it could eventually be headed to the disputed South China Sea. Built for island assault operations and capable of operating on land and at sea, the “Marine Lizard” amphibious drone ship was […]

SWS: Most Pinoys back suit vs Xi on sea dispute

  Most Filipinos believe that a 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 disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll, conducted from March 28 to 29 […]

Russia seeks Chinese support in developing Arctic shipping routes, promising long-term gas supplies in return

  Russia wants to team up with China to build an Arctic shipping route, its ambassador to Beijing has said. Moscow recently set out an ambitious programme to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities to increase cargo shipments across the Arctic, also known as the Northern Sea Route. Russian ambassador Andrey Denisov told the […]

Locsin: We had no idea there were clams in Scarborough

  MANILA, Philippines — Following his previous remarks that China should pay for the giant clams they harvested from Scarborough Shoal, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. claimed that the Philippines was not aware of the existence of the clams. In a tweet earlier this week, the Philippines’ top diplomat said he will not be […]

China’s Aggression in the South China Sea

  As protesters gathered outside the Chinese Embassy on April 10 in Manila, to express their outrage at China’s naval aggression, U.S. and Filipino troops conducted a joint military exercise in the South China Sea, aimed at preparing the Philippines to “deal with any potential island invasion.” Any such shift on the part of Manila […]