Monthly Archives: October 2023

Marcos honors PCG officers for bravery in protecting West PH Sea

President Marcos has recognized Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officers who were at the frontline of several incidents, including those against China Coast Guard, in the West Philippine Sea. Marcos led the awarding of Coast Guard officers during the 122nd founding anniversary of the PCG on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The PCG officers were honored for their […]

Empowering the Philippines: How the BrahMos Missile Bolsters Defense against China’s Expansionist Agenda

Over the course of history, the South China Sea (SCS) has been a region marked by turbulent tides, fraught with numerous disputes and assertive displays of power. However, recent years have seen an unprecedented surge in global interest surrounding these waters, as China escalates its maritime ambitions to a level that often encroaches upon the […]

Philippines coast placed under Canada’s Dark Vessel detection system

The Philippines and Canada have signed an agreement that will allow Ottawa to help Manila monitor its coastal waters and the high seas using a Canadian satellite surveillance program, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. Canada’s Dark Vessel program uses satellite technology to locate and track ships illegally fishing anywhere even if they […]

Carpio debunks China lie about owning Spratlys

If you have facts on your side, pound the facts; if you have law on your side, pound the law; if you have neither facts nor law, pound the table. Communist China has neither facts nor law on its side on the Spratlys, Scarborough and Ayungin issue. It’s not only pounding the table but aggressing […]

Philippines taking the fight to China in South China Sea

MANILA – “With this show of force and active engagement of our allies and partners, ‘Sama Sama’ transcends mere military exercises,” Philippine Navy Chief Rear Admiral Toribio Adaci said during the recent opening of large-scale naval exercises with allied nations in the South China Sea. As many as 1,800 participants from the United States, a […]

‘AFP training in China a slap on our face’

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has an ongoing military exchange program with China, as confirmed by Defense Senior Undersecretary Irineo Espino. Even the Philippine National Police Academy is sending cadets to the Beijing Military Academy and other training institutions of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Read More–>‘AFP training in China […]

Old US ship home to Filipinos in China standoff

ABOARD BRP SIERRA MADRE, Spratly Islands (AP) — On board the crumbling carcass of this World War II-era warship, Filipino marine 1st Lt. Mike Pelotera and his eight men make their way to a mid-level deck to raise the Philippine flag up a leaning pole and then salute it. Across the calm, turquoise waters, two […]

China insists on PH vow to tow grounded ship

MANILA, Philippines — China on Tuesday reiterated its earlier claim that the Philippines had promised to take out the World War II-era warship it had grounded since 1999 at Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal — prompting an official to assert the contrary and question Beijing’s credibility about its claim. Beijing also repeated its exhortation to Manila […]