PH says China Coast Guard used water cannon on its vessels

Agence France Presse 04/30/2024

The Philippines said the China Coast Guard used water cannon on two of its vessels on Tuesday, causing damage to one of them, during a patrol near a reef off the Southeast Asian country. Manila and Beijing…

Philippines boosts maritime security as China tension rises

04/01/2024

MANILA (Reuters) -Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has ordered his government to strengthen its coordination on maritime security to confront “a range of serious challenges” to territorial integrity and peace, as a dispute with China escalates. The…

Marcos: PH sets ‘countermeasures’ against China’s WPS aggressive acts

Nestor Corrales 03/31/2024

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has asserted that the Philippines will take action through unspecified “countermeasures” against China’s aggressive acts towards Filipino troops and fishermen in the West Philippine Sea. He instructed the Department of National Defense (DND)…

Marcos warns of countermeasures in response to Chinese aggression at sea

03/29/2024

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Thursday that his government would take action against what he called dangerous attacks by the Chinese coast guard and suspected militia ships in the disputed South China Sea, saying…

PH, US defense chiefs hold talks after China’s recent aggression

Charie Abarca 03/28/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The defense leaders of the Philippines and the United States had a phone call after China’s recent aggression at Ayungin Shoal. The US Department of Defense stated that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin…

Philippines minister dares China to put maritime sovereignty claim to arbitration

03/25/2024

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines defence minister on Monday dared China to take its claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea to international arbitration following another standoff at the weekend, but said Manila would not budge…

PH warned by China: Prepare to ‘bear consequences’ in South China Sea

Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Frances Mangosing - @inquirerdotnet 03/25/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines should “be prepared to bear all potential consequences” of its actions in the South China Sea, this was the warning that China gave on Sunday, March 24. This was after the China…

China coastguard uses water cannons against Philippine ships in South China Sea

03/24/2024

MANILA/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China’s coastguard said it had taken measures against Philippine vessels in disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday, while the Philippines decried the moves, including the use of water cannons, as “irresponsible and…

PH gears up new game plan in Ayungin missions

Geraldford Ticke, Nestor Corrales 03/08/2024

The Philippines plans to use faster and more flexible strategies for its next resupply missions to Ayungin Shoal, aiming to avoid China’s interference, a senior military official said on Thursday after recent clashes with China. The head…

Hontiveros calls on gov’t to take prompt action vs China

Maila Ager 03/07/2024

MANILA,  Philippines — Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called on the Philippine government to hasten the filing of a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA),  urging China to stop the rampant harassment of Filipinos in…

Taiwan drives away Chinese coast guard boat as frontline island tensions rise

Reuters 02/21/2024

TAIPEI — Taiwan on Tuesday drove away a Chinese coast guard boat that entered waters near its sensitive frontline islands, in a rise in tensions a day after China’s coast guard boarded a Taiwanese tourist boat that…

Senators, envoys denounce China’s latest aggression in West Philippine Sea

Luisa Cabato 10/22/2023

MANILA, Philippines —  Several senators and ambassadors have expressed their concern as they also denounced the collision of an Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-contracted resupply boat and a Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) ship in the West Philippine…

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