Cost of China damage to PH reefs: P33B a year

07/04/2019

  MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is losing about P33.1 billion annually from the damaged reef ecosystems at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal and the Spratly Islands mainly due to China’s reclamation activities and illegal fishing operations, according to…

Chinese vessels continue clam harvest in Panatag

06/14/2019

  DAGUPAN CITY—Chinese fishing vessels continue to gather giant clams at Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea despite protests from maritime officials, according to Pangasinan fishermen who sailed there in late May. Unless Chinese fishermen were…

Pragmatism wins

Peter Wallace 11/17/2016

The Inquirer editorial on Nov. 4 said, in discussing the return of Filipino fishermen to Panatag Shoal: “The problem … is that it is contingent on Chinese goodwill, it is at the mercy of Chinese whim, rather…

Fishermen vow to return to Scarborough July 13

07/13/2016

SUBIC, Zambales — Fishermen geared up on Tuesday afternoon for a return trip to the disputed Scarborough Shoal, after the United Nations’ Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague armed them with a favorable ruling on the…

Scarborough protest favors PH–US analyst

06/16/2016

The flag-planting of activists in Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal) in the South China Sea is not likely to jeopardize the Philippines’ arbitration case against China, according to a US analyst. “I think that an act of population…

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