Tag Archives: Military

China planning permanent structures on Bajo de Masinloc?

MANILA, Philippines – China has maintained a continued naval presence on Bajo de Masinloc or Scarborough Shoal, which is widely seen as a preparation for the establishment of a permanent structure well within Philippine territorial waters in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). A confidential Philippine government report acknowledged that Beijing will use its […]

Why does PH need to secure Ayungin, Scarborough?

The rusty BRP Sierra Madre has been an effective deterrence against further Chinese incursion into Philippine territorial claims. FILE PHOTO BY ABIGAIL KWOK (Editor’s note: Jose Antonio A. Custodio is a security and defense consultant and was a technical adviser for a US defense company working for the US Pacific Command. He also specializes in […]

Philippines accuses China of military buildup at South China sea

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei:┬áThe Philippines accused China of a “massive” military buildup in the disputed South China Sea, warning at a regional security forum today that the Asian giant’s tactics were a threat to peace. The statement by Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario ensured that the growing row over rival claims to the strategically […]