Tag Archives: Pagasa Group of Islands

From rundown outpost, Philippines watches China island take shape in disputed sea

THITU ISLAND, South China Sea (Reuters) – As the Philippine military C-130 transport plane made its approach to the country’s most precious outpost in the disputed South China Sea on Monday, it flew past a reef which China is quickly turning into an island. At least two cranes and two dredgers were visible on Subi […]

Philippine military chief visits South China Sea island

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ military chief flew to a Filipino-occupied island in the South China Sea on Monday and vowed to defend the territory and help develop tourism and marine resources there amid disputes with China. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, accompanied by journalists and other military officials, said he visited Pag-asa Island to […]