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Book proves Bajo de Masinloc part of Philippine territory

University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea (UP-IMLOS) with the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) launched a book that will enhance Philippines position on Bajo de Masinloc or Panatag Shoal internationally known as Scarborough Shoal. The book entitled “Bajo de Masinloc: Maps and Documents” was launched November […]

Scarborough is Phl, antique maps show

Beijing’s Communist rulers claim Scarborough Shoal by virtue of “ancient historical facts.” Yet, China’s own antique maps and official declarations debunk that line. Made in 1136 to 1933, the 18 old maps consistently show Hainan island-province always to have been China’s southernmost territory. Five Constitutions of the Republic of China – in 1912, 1914, 1924, […]


Dr. Jay L. Batongbacal Director, UP Institute for Maritime Affairs & Law of the Sea Lecture delivered for the Cartographic Exhibit Forum September 26, 2014 De La Salle University Introduction Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Thank you for your kind invitation to speak before you today on the occasion of the exhibit entitled “Historical Truths […]