Regrets, old maps, and Carpio

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 05/14/2021

I was 16 when I first traveled to Europe on one of those silly tours that packed 12 countries in 30 days. Most of our time was spent sleeping in a bus by day and sleeping in…

PH starts runway repair in Spratlys

Inquirer.net 05/26/2018

THE Philippines has finally started the long overdue repairs for the runway on Pagasa Island (Thitu) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Satellite images from May 17 show two barges anchored off the western edge…

Duterte’s declaration

Editorial 10/24/2016

By this time, much has been said about President Rodrigo Duterte’s provocative statement about the Philippines breaking its military and economic ties with the US in a speech before Chinese officials during his visit in China last…

Taiwan asks Google to blur pics of South China Sea island dev’t

09/23/2016

Taipei — Taiwan’s defense ministry has asked Google to blur images of a new development believed to be for military use on a disputed South China Sea island. Tensions remain high in the region over conflicting territorial…

China accused of secret island building

09/08/2016

Vientiane — Beijing’s “illegal” island building in the South China Sea moved center stage at an Asian summit Wednesday after the Philippines produced evidence it said showed fresh construction activity at a flashpoint shoal. An artificial island…

United front

07/17/2016

By this time the euphoria has died down but the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal (UN) ruling that vindicated the Philippines’ claim to parts of the Spratlys should be followed up with renewed efforts by the national government…

Discourse of peace

Jason A. Baguia 07/15/2016

Media reports in light of the ruling, based on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea that upheld the Philippine case against China over territory in the West Philippine or South China Sea constitutes…

A premature surrender?

Rina Jimenez-David 07/15/2016

Does anyone have a jet ski to spare? Remember the campaign boast of President Rody that the way to solve the Spratlys dispute with China was for him to take a jet ski to the nearest shoreline…

Cebu officials, traders mixed over PH victory in sea dispute

Nestle L. Semilla, Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/13/2016

LOCAL reactions over the United Nations (UN) ruling favoring the Philippines in its dispute with China over the Spratly Islands were mixed, with Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña saying he was happy the country stood up to…

China reclamation still in full blast, PH notes

AP 06/27/2015

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan—China is pressing ahead with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs that are also claimed by the Philippines in the increasingly tensed territorial dispute, Filipino officials said on Friday, despite Beijing’s…

PH, Japan deepen ties

AP 06/05/2015

TOKYO—The Philippines and Japan on Thursday signed a joint declaration enhancing their defense ties amid threats to regional peace posed by China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea. RELATED STORY: Japan envoy apologizes to PH for…

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