PH patrols more frequent, though Sinos not leaving

Dexter Cabalza - Reporter / @dexcabalzaINQ 05/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Hundreds of Chinese vessels which sailed away from Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef after a series of diplomatic protests from Manila never left the waters within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Philippines, a US-based…

‘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…

3 China war vessels park at Panganiban Reef inside PH EEZ

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 04/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Three stealth missile fast attack craft of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy were spotted parked at Panganiban Reef in the West Philippine Sea, a sign of China’s continued expansion of its man-made island there into…

A grave threat to world peace

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 02/04/2021

What has prevented a third world war are two provisions in the 1945 United Nations Charter. The first provision outlaws the threat or use of force to settle disputes between or among states, while the second provision…

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…

Duterte invokes 2016 fishing agreement with China

06/28/2019

  Claiming he could not keep Chinese fishermen out of Philippine waters, President Duterte on Wednesday cited a deal he struck with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016, allowing the Chinese access to the Philippines’ exclusive economic…

Del Rosario says Duterte can be impeached for not defending territory

06/27/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte can be impeached for breaching the Constitution that mandates him to defend the country’s territory, Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Thursday. According to Del Rosario, the Constitution…

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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