Tag Archives: Philippine Daily Inquirer

US, allies in show of force

By Associated Press @ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/354573/us-allies-in-show-of-force ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam—Fighter jets from the United States and two key allies roared into western Pacific skies on Thursday in the combat phase of annual exercises that have gained importance as the region responds to the rise of China and other potential threats. The Cope North drills—which could […]

Chinese warships enter West Philippine Sea

By Tarra Quismundo Philippine Daily Inquirer @ http://globalnation.inquirer.net/63539/chinese-warships-enter-west-philippine-sea MANILA, Philippines—Chinese naval vessels entered Philippine waters on Feb. 1 amid efforts by the Philippines to peacefully resolve its territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea through arbitration in the United Nations. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday that a naval fleet of […]

China’s plan to develop and fortify an expansive area of the resource-rich but disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) lacks merit under international law

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino has accused China of harassing two Philippine fishing boats in disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) waters, allegedly driving out one that had sheltered from rough seas. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Aquino said the two Scarborough Shoal incidents had led to Manila seeking […]