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    • Another fisheries incident off Basco 

      Barcelo, Vito (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 4, 2015, on page A4)
      The Philippines and Taiwan may resume fisheries talks as early as next week after two incidents involving Taiwanese fishing boats in the overlapping economic zones of the two countries, officials said Wednesday. The Taiwanese ...
    • Aquino blamed for China militarization in SCS 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, June 26, 2018, on page A2)
      Malacañang on Monday continued to blame the “militarization” of the South China Sea on former President Benigno Aquino III as it defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to be friendly with China to resolve the dispute ...
    • Asean heads fret over sea conflicts 

      Bencito, John Paolo; Zurbano, Joel E.; Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, April 27, 2017, on page A1-A2)
      Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations expressed concerns over the escalation of tension in the South China Sea, but made no mention of the landmark arbitral ruling that the Philippines won against Beijing, ...
    • BI to hire personnel to guard seaports 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, June 27, 2017, on page A3)
      The Bureau of Immigration will hire new personnel to man rebel-infested seaports and stations in Mindanao to help thwart the entry of illegal aliens, including foreign terrorists, via the backdoor. Immigration Commissioner ...
    • ‘Bring China to court’: Carpio prods Philippines to protest Sino bullying of Pinoy fishermen 

      Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, June 9, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday said the Philippines could use video of the Chinese Coast Guard apparently raiding Filipino fishermen’s catch in Scarborough Shoal, inside the country’s exclusive economic zone, ...
    • China accosts US plane flying over disputed sea 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, May 22, 2015, on page A2)
      A US surveillance plane was warned eight times by the Chinese Navy against flying over the contested West Philippine Sea on Wednesday, CNN Philippines said in an exclusive report. A CNN team led by senior correspondent Jim ...
    • China destroyed $100m in reclamation, DFA says 

      Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, April 15, 2015, on page A4)
      The Philippines on Monday slammed China’s massive reclamation activities which are causing irreversible and widespread damage to the biodiversity and ecological balance of the South China Sea and West Philippine Sea. The ...
    • China may be building airstrip on reef-PH 

      Solmerin, Florante S.; Tuyay, Francisco; Fabunan, Sara Susanne D.; Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, May 15, 2014, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippines warned on Wednesday that China may be building an airstrip on a reef in the South China Sea as the Asian superpower asserts its claim to most of the strategic area. Filipino military surveillance aircraft ...
    • China to throw CG 'bad apples' into sea - envoy 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne; Barcelo, Vito; Requejo, Rey; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, June 13, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      China's Ambassador Zhao Jianhua admitted Tuesday there were “bad apples” in the Chinese Coast Guard and said he would throw them into the South China Sea to feed the fish, but a foreign ministry spokesman in Beijing said ...
    • China wants ruling left out of PH talks 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, July 5, 2016, on page A2)
      China will not resume negotiations with the Philippines over their territorial dispute in the South China Sea if the discussions are based on the ruling of an arbitral tribunal in the Hague, the official China daily said ...
    • China: Reclamation almost done 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, June 17, 2015, on page A4)
      Despite calls by the united states and the Philippines for China to stop its reclamation activities in the disputed West Philippine Sea, Beijing announced that it is about to complete some of its land reclamation in the ...
    • DENR to lead 'Bora-like' rehab of Manila Bay 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, January 12, 2019, on page A3)
      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Friday said it will lead the rehabilitation of Manila Bay starting Jan. 27 similar to the successful rehabilitation of Boracay to address mounting pollution on Manila’s ...
    • DFA: China wants to be above the law 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, March 1, 2016, on page A4)
      The Philippines has been praised by nations around the world, because it is the first country to have dared (under Art. 287 and Annex VII of UNCLOS) to take China to the court. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin ...
    • DPWH set to dredge Manila Bay 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, April 23, 2019, on page A6)
      The Department of Public Works and Highways will deploy two huge amphibious dredging machines to beef up the cleaning operations of Manila bay which is expected to be completed by July 2019. Public works undersecretary ...
    • Du30 to board PH warship in visit to PH Rise 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, May 3, 2018, on page A3)
      President Rodrigo Duterte might board the Philippine Navy’s biggest warship, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar when the Philippine chief executive visits Philippine Rise or Benham Rise next week to assert claim that the region ...
    • Duterte earmarks P2b for Boracay under state of calamity, junks casino 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, April 10, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte said he would place Boracay Island under a state of calamity to release P2 billion in calamity funds for workers and residents hurt by the six-month closure, adding he would not also allow any ...
    • Duterte to assert PH win in sea row 

      Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel (Manila Standard, May 6, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte said he would assert the Philippines’ victory in an international court before his term ends in 2020 to get back the territory now occupied by China, as he blamed former President Benigno Aquino ...
    • Estrada warns vs swimming in 'polluted Manila Bay' 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, March 14, 2018, on page B4)
      Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Tuesday warned the public against swimming in Manila Bay to cope with rising temperatures, saying the polluted water body could pose serious health risks such as diarrhea, cholera, typhoid ...
    • Foreign Affairs clams up on China threat 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, July 7, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      The Foreign Affairs Department declined to comment Wednesday on China’s threat to make the United States pay the price if it crosses Beijing’s limits in the disputed South China Sea. “We have yet to confirm the report,” ...
    • Japan offers PH help in sea row 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, June 4, 2016, on page A2)
      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on congratulated President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for his victory as he urged the incoming president to push for multilateral talks in settling the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.