Monthly Archives: November 2019

Hontiveros urges probe into Chinese ‘threat’ to power grid

  MANILA – Sen. Risa Hontiveros urged lawmakers on Tuesday to investigate China’s access to Philippines’ power grid, warning of a security threat and possible sabotage due to its stake in the nation’s only transmission firm. Hontiveros filed a resolution warning of Chinese-engineered power and internet outages and interference in elections if safeguards remained absent, […]

Satellite image shows China’s aerostat at Mischief Reef

  MANILA, Philippines — A Chinese aerostat was seen floating above Mischief Reef, one of Beijing’s artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. ImageSat International posted a photo of the aerostat, which is probably used for military intelligence-gathering purposes. “The use of #aerostat allows China a continuous situational awareness in this resource-rich region,” ImageSat […]

China is top beneficiary of 2016 arbitral ruling – Carpio

MANILA, Philippines — In terms of fishing rights and mineral resources, China is actually the “number one beneficiary” of the 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration that invalidated its sweeping claims in the South China Sea, retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio pointed out Tuesday. “Whatever China lost in the South China Sea […]

South China Sea issue not discussed during Duterte-Moon meet — Lorenzana

  President Rodrigo Duterte and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in did not discuss the South China Sea dispute in their bilateral meeting on Monday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. “Wala. Hindi nabanggit ‘yun,” Lorenzana told reporters on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Republic of Korea (ASEAN-ROK) Commemorative Summit in Busan, […]

Philippine marine life endangered by China: scholar

  China should ban the giant-clam trade to save the coral reefs in the South China Sea from furtherdegradation, according to a US marine biologist. Kent Carpenter from Old Dominion University in Virginia testified in favour of the Philippines in its territorial disputes with China, saying Beijing’s activity has devastated the marine environment. The academic […]

This Is How The Philippines Will Help America Patrol The South China Sea

  Key point: The Philippines currently has a limited maritime patrol capability. In a move that won’t please China, the Philippines is planning to acquire U.S. P-3 long-range maritime patrol planes. “It will be good if we acquire even one P-3 Orion,” said Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. “Provided it has all its […]

South China Sea crisis: Fury as Chinese warships and warplanes sent to intercept US ships

  THE CHINESE military released warships and warplanes to intercept two US vessels that entered the disputed waters of the South China Sea in the latest confrontation in the region. Chinese armed forces sent military personal to intercept two US Navy vessels after they entered the South China Sea. The confrontation was the latest in […]