Monthly Archives: February 2021

PH installs more sovereign markers on northern islands

  MANILA – The Philippine military on Wednesday installed markers on two islands north of Cagayan to assert sovereignty in the country’s maritime territory. The Northern Luzon Command, in a statement, said it placed sovereign markers at Mabaag and Barit Islands in Aparri, Cagayan in addition to the 11 markers installed last year in uninhabited […]

House bill to reinforce PH sea zone

The leadership of the House of Representatives was urged Wednesday to pass a bill defining the country’s maritime areas and territory for China to take notice of such delineation. This coincided with a report that a firm based in Florida, USA, conducting satellite imagery analysis had published a report this February showing what appeared to […]

China construction continues on reef inside PH EEZ, satellite images show

MANILA, Philippines—China continues construction on one of its occupied features in the West Philippine Sea, satellite images showed. US-based tech firm Simularity’s South China Sea Rapid Alert Service on Tuesday (Feb. 16) released images of Panganiban (Mischief) Reef showing new developments since late 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Simularity identified changes in seven sites on […]

Guided-missile destroyer Russell conducts FONOP in South China Sea by Spratly Islands

The guided-missile destroyer Russell completed a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea by the Spratly Islands on Wednesday. China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines claim either all or some sovereignty of the Spratly Islands — and China, Vietnam and Taiwan all demand those participating in “innocent passage” through the territorial […]