Mischief Reef – where it all started

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 05/17/2021

First of all, congratulations to PMA Class of 2021, and a warm welcome to the long gray line. The valedictorian is cadet Janrey Artus of Negros Occidental, who is joining the Navy. Of the 163-strong group, 25…

‘Might is right’ vs ‘Right is might’

Artemio V. Panganiban - @inquirerdotnet 04/25/2021

By swarming the West Philippine Sea (WPS) with more than 200 militia and coast guard ships and by prohibiting our people from fishing in our exclusive economic zone (EEZ), China is imposing the old adage of “Might…

The cost of Chinese poaching in WPS

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 04/10/2021

Watching what is happening in Myanmar—the people being killed by the military who are sworn to defend them—my mind hearkens back to our Edsa Revolt against the Marcos dictatorship. Myanmar, in free and fair elections, repudiated their…

China is NOT in possession of WPS

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 08/06/2020

The July 12, 2016 arbitral Award that invalidated China’s nine-dash line claim to waters and resources in the South China Sea (SCS) categorically declared that China never controlled the SCS at any time in history. The Award…

Infrared imaging shows more ships entering EEZ

07/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines – The number of ships entering the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has increased dramatically since 2012, according to images compiled through the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) light detection sensor. In a press…

Locsin says Philippines not allowing China to fish in EEZ

07/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Wednesday that the Philippines is not allowing China to fish in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea. “That’s right, I’m saying, we’re…

Duterte ‘weakened’ PH claim over West Philippine Sea — Osmeña

10/25/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte has “weakened” the country’s claim over the West Philippine Sea when he asked permission from China to allow Filipino fishermen to go back to Scarborough Shoal, former Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III said on…

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