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    • 10 Chinese ships spotted in Panatag 

      Laude, Jaime (The Philippine Star, September 7, 2016, on page 1-8)
      Chinese ships spotted around Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal off the coast of Zambales last week have remained in the area based on an aerial monitoring over the shoal, according to an official. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana ...
    • ₱30-M Marine Culture Park to rise in Cordova 

      Mozo, Malou M. (The Philippine Star, February 9, 2015, on page 14)
      Cordova town in Mactan, Cebu is preparing for what officials describe as “Cebu’s rising tourist destination” following an announcement to launch a massive promotion on the town's tourist destinations. “We are working towards ...
    • 3rd Sino airstrip rising on PH reef 

      Aurelio, Julie M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 16, 2015, on page A1-A19)
      The photographs taken for the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank on Sept. 8 show the construction of an airstrip on Panganiban Reef (Mischief Reef), one of several artificial ...
    • 5 important facts about China's alleged incursion in Pag-Asa Island 

      Heydarian, Richard (The Daily Guardian, August 29, 2017, on page 5)
      Not long after the Philippines hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ministerial meetings, reports emerged that Chinese vessels have been gathering near Pag-Asa (Thitu) island in the West Philippine ...
    • 5 key facts on Benham Rise 

      (The Daily Guardian, February 6, 2018, on page 5)
      Around a year ago, the obscure Benham Rise was catapulted to the center of national discourse, when Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana revealed the suspicious presence of Chinese vessels within our Exclusive Economic Zone ...
    • ‘60-40 sea deal with China illegal’ 

      Panti, Llanesca T. (The Manila Times, April 30, 2018, on page A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer of a 60-40 percent joint exploration deal with China is tantamount to treason, a lawmaker said Sunday. Rep. Gary Alejano of Magdalo party-list issued the statement in light of Duterte’s ...
    • 'After Phl protest, best for Chinese fishermen to leave' 

      Mendez, Christina; Laude, Jaime; Felipe, Cecille Suerte; Flores, Helen; Simeon, Louise Maureen; Cayabyab, Marc Jason; Lee-Brago, Pia (The Philippine Star, April 3, 2019, on page 2)
      Chinese fishermen around Pag-asa Island in the South China Sea should start leaving the area following the diplomatic protest filed by the Philippine government, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said yesterday. “Can ...
    • Alarm sounded anew on China's reclamation on disputed waters 

      Mabasa, Roy (Manila Bulletin, March 17, 2015, on page 2)
      China’s “unbridled reclamation activity” in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) worsens an already sensitive geopolitical situation and raises the specter of increasing militarization in the region. Foreign Affairs ...
    • Arroyo blames Aquino for Chinese activity in SCS 

      Vigilia, Wendell; Reyes, Victor; Hachero, Ashzel (Malaya, April 21, 2017, on page B1-B6)
      Rep. Gloria Arroyo (Lakas-CMD, Pampanga) yesterday said China’s island-building in the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea (SCS) did not happen during her administration but during the time of her successor, Benigno S. ...
    • ASEAN airs concern on China buildup; PHL bans foreign research on Benham Rise 

      Balinbin, Arjay L.; Aguinaldo, Camille A. (BusinessWorld, February 7, 2018, on page S1/9)
      China's continued reclamation in the South China Sea has eroded trust among claimants and could raise regional tensions, Southeast Asian foreign ministers said Tuesday. Meanwhile, Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte ...
    • Asean communiqué stalls on sea row 

      Reuters; Agence France-Presse (AFP); Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, August 7, 2017, on page 1-8)
      Southeast Asian foreign ministers failed to release a customary communiqué at the end of a high-level meeting in Manila on Saturday after what diplomats said was a lack of consensus about how to refer to disputes in the ...
    • ‘Asean concerned over reclamation in disputed seas’ 

      Brago, Pia Lee (The Philippine Star, February 22, 2017, on page 9)
      Southeast Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as unsettling and want to prevent militarization, urging dialogue to stop "recent developments" from escalating, Foreign Affairs ...
    • ASEAN meeting in Boracay unsettled by cloud of Hague ruling on South China Sea 

      de Guzman, Lucia Edna P. (Business World, February 22, 2017, on page SI/11)
      Southeast Asian countries see China’s installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as very unsettling and want to prevent militarization and urge dialogue to stop “recent developments” from escalating, a minister ...
    • Asean ministers air concern on China sea buildup 

      Romero, Paolo; Sy, Marvin (The Philippine Star, February 7, 2018, on page 6)
      Southeast Asian foreign ministers yesterday aired concerns over China’s activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began between their 10-member bloc and ...
    • Asean ministers decry Chinese reclamation 

      Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, February 7, 2018, on page A2)
      China’s continued reclamation in the South China Sea has eroded trust among claimants and could raise regional tensions, Southeast Asian foreign ministers said Tuesday. The ministers from the 10-nation Association of ...
    • Asean ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, South China Sea 

      Associated Press (AP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 20, 2019, on page A2-4)
      Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday hewed to the group’s practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar’s ...
    • Asean seeks binding sea code by yearend 

      Romero, Alexis; Lee-Brago, Pia; Flores, Helen (The Philippine Star, April 30, 2017, on page 6)
      The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wants a binding code of conduct for South China Sea claimants by yearend, President Duterte said, even as he admitted that any talk about a military buildup would be ...
    • Asean statement to go easy on China 

      Lee-Brago, Pia; Romero, Alexis; Romero, Paolo (The Philippine Star, April 27, 2017, on page 1-18)
      While Southeast Asian leaders are expected to express “serious concern” over recent developments in the South China Sea during their summit on Saturday, they are likely to avoid directly criticizing China’s “escalation of ...
    • ASEAN takes a stand on sea row: Duterte calls for mutual respect, non-interference in internal affairs 

      Kabiling, Genalyn D. (Manila Bulletin, April 30, 2017, on page 1-8)
      Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states have altered a statement to be issued at the end of group’s summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest ...
    • ASEAN takes stronger stand on South China Sea issue 

      Geducos, Argyll (Manila Bulletin, November 16, 2018, on page 1-6)
      Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expressed concern over reclamation activities in the South China Sea which they think eroded trust and confidence in the region. In the Chairman Statement, the ...