Tag Archives: Philippine Star

Q&A: South China Sea dispute

Rival countries have wrangled over territory in the South China Sea for centuries – but a recent upsurge in tension has sparked concern that the area is becoming a flashpoint with global consequences. What is the argument about? It is a dispute over territory and sovereignty over ocean areas and the Paracels and the Spratlys […]

European parliament backs arbitration

MANILA, Philippines – The European parliament adopted a resolution on March 14 approving a report that included its support for the Philippines’ arbitration initiative, under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), in clarifying the country’s maritime entitlements in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the Department of Foreign […]

The enemy within

By Ducky Paredes @ http://www.duckyparedes.com/blogs/2013/01/31/the-enemy-within/ ‘(W)e should at least begin doing something about the fifth column that China employs composed of Filipinos who will reveal themselves as traitors to their own country when China finally makes its move.’ I HONESTLY do not understand how young Filipinos will demonstrate in front of the United States Embassy […]

China rejects UN arbitration on West Phl Sea

By Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – China has rejected and returned yesterday the Notification and Statement of Claim of the Philippine government to initiate arbitral proceedings against its nine-dash-line claim in the West Philippine Sea, but the process will proceed despite Beijing’s latest action. Sources said Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing was at the […]

Phl to assert claims over disputed sea

By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) @ http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/02/19/910527/phl-assert-claims-over-disputed-sea MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will assert its extended western continental shelf as part of efforts to bolster the country’s claim over territories in the disputed West Philippine Sea, a ranking official of the Department of Energy (DOE) said yesterday. Energy Undersecretary Ramon Oca said the Department of […]

China’s use of non-military vessels disrupting regional security’

By Jose Katigbak STAR Washington Bureau (The Philippine Star) @ http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/02/07/905848/chinas-use-non-military-vessels-disrupting-regional-security WASHINGTON – China’s use of non-military maritime vessels to advance its sovereignty claims in the East and South China Seas is disrupting regional security in ways that could very well lead to conflict, the Center for New American Security said. A CNAS article by Zachary […]

US to Asean: Come up with unified position on South China Sea issue

By Jose Katigbak, STAR Washington Bureau (The Philippine Star)  @ http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2012/08/30/843482/us-asean-come-unified-position-south-china-sea-issue WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will press the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to come up with a unified position on the South China Sea controversy when she visits Asia again this week, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday. At […]

Chinese exec wants to arm fishermen

By Jose Katigbak, STAR Washington bureau (The Philippine Star) @ http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2012/07/21/829913/chinese-exec-wants-arm-fishermen WASHINGTON – A leading Chinese fishery official has urged Beijing to provide arms and military training for 100,000 fishermen and let them roam the South China Sea and West Philippine Sea to defeat the Philippines, Vietnam and other countries in the region challenging China’s sweeping […]

‘UNCLOS won’t resolve sea row’

By Jose Katigbak, STAR Washington Bureau (The Philippine Star) @ http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2012/06/22/820108/unclos-wont-resolve-sea-row WASHINGTON – US accession to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) will not resolve conflicting claims by a number of countries including the Philippines and China to barren islands, reefs, shoals and coral outcrops in the South China Sea, said […]

P-Noy won’t drag US military into West Phl Sea dispute

By Jose Katigbak, STAR Washington Bureau (The Philippine Star) @ http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2012/06/09/815219/p-noy-wont-drag-us-military-west-phl-sea-dispute WASHINGTON – President Aquino assured Americans he would not drag the United States in any military intervention in the West Philippine Sea crisis and said he was committed to defusing the tension in Panatag Shoal where Chinese and Philippine vessels have been locked in […]