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PH latest warship to defend territory

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Ambassador to Washington Jose L. Cuisia Jr. told the crew of the country’s newest warship, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), that the Philippines will exert efforts to ease tensions in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) but will also defend its territory if needed. On Sunday, June 9, during a […]

The lake of dangerous disputes

BY MARITES DAÑGUILAN VITUG The good news is: tension between Taipei and Manila is de-escalating. The bad news is: there will be more of these disputes, in different variations and intensities. “This will happen again,” Chito Sto. Romana, a China scholar, warns. “We share maritime space.” Taiwan, while a renegade province, takes the same position […]

Disputed sea takes center stage in ASEAN summit again

AFP PHOTO/Jewel SamadThe territorial disputes over resource-rich South China Sea (also West Philippine Sea) will hog the limelight again in the 2-day summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Brunei starting April 24…. Read more: http://www.rappler.com/thewrap/april-23-2013-edition/disputed-sea-takes-center-stage-in-asean-summit-again

The impossible dream and the West Philippine Sea

by Jay L. Batongbacal  @ http://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/20550-the-impossible-dream-and-the-west-philippine-sea Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto del Rosario’s announcement that the Philippines is initiating UNCLOS Annex VII Arbitration has finally ended the suspense on the announced intentions of the Philippines of taking China to before an international tribunal. But it leaves many unanswered questions.The most obvious question is whether it is […]