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China’s plan to develop and fortify an expansive area of the resource-rich but disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) lacks merit under international law

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino has accused China of harassing two Philippine fishing boats in disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) waters, allegedly driving out one that had sheltered from rough seas. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Aquino said the two Scarborough Shoal incidents had led to Manila seeking […]

PNoy says he consulted predecessors on move vs China

President Benigno Aquino III consulted lawmakers and two of his immediate predecessors before the Philippines made the move of dragging China before an international body to settle a territorial dispute. Aquino told reporters covering his visit to Switzerland: “We brought the matter before them [lawmakers and former Presidents Fidel Ramos and Joseph Estrada]… Nobody objected […]

PHL’s biggest warship vs China’s first aircraft carrier

The Philippine Navy’s largest warship, bought second hand from the United States, will sail into the West Philippine Sea crossing over from the Pacific in the next couple of weeks, while China’s first aircraft carrier is expected to go on sea trials by the end of September. In the event of a conflict over the […]