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Feeling the heat

The way the Chinese are ranting, they must be all riled up with recent adverse developments. In their distorted perception, Chinese officials accused the Philippines of being “a troublemaker and unsettling the stability of the region.” Read more: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/07/20/feeling-the-heat/

Reassuring words from an ally

Finally, some reassuring words from our American ally—the US will help enhance the Philippine military capability with emphasis on maritime security. The statement from Admiral Samuel Locklear, Commander of the US Pacific Command, to Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin came at a time of rising tensions triggered by Chinese military buildup on Panatag and lately Ayungin […]

PH plans wider claim on contested sea water

By Alena Mae S. Flores @ http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/02/19/ph-plans-wider-claim-on-contested-sea-water/ A government agency official said on Monday that the government was planning to file a new claim with the United Nations for the country’s extended western continental shelf to strengthen its claim in the West Philippine Sea. Energy Department undersecretary Ramon Oca said that they were helping the […]