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Pinoys now free to fish in Scarborough—Palace
Filipino fishermen are now be able to fish in the disputed Scarborough Shoal without being intercepted by Chinese Coast Guard vessels more than four years after the Chinese gained control of the area, Malacañang said Friday. ...
- October 29, 2016
‘Scarborough is ours’
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he made it clear to Chinese President Xi Jinping that Scarborough Shoal belongs to the Philippines, amid earlier reports that the issue was put on the backburner during his state ...
- October 24, 2016
Amid sea row, Japan insists on rule of law
Rear Admiral Hidetoshi Iwasaki of Japan called for the rule of law in solving the dispute in the South China Sea and assured the Philippines that its maritime security ties with it will continue. The Philippines and other ...
- October 26, 2016
Back to the 'boro'
The “boro,” as Filipino fishermen call it, is back. And hundreds of them have happily returned to their old, rich fishing grounds, coming home with their outrigger boats groaning with the weight of their bountiful catch. ...
- November 1, 2016
The Palace said this week that President Duterte will soon issue an executive order making a portion of Scarborough Shoal a “marine sanctuary and no-fishing zone”—giving the illusion that he can do with mere words what the ...
- November 23, 2016
Japan offers PH help in sea row
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.
- June 4, 2016
Sino poachers kill coral reefs
Chinese poachers are using the propellers of their boats to destroy coral reefs at the disputed islands Spratlys and Pag-asa, marine biologist John McManus said, but no comment has been made by the foreign affairs department. ...
- September 24, 2016
Vietnam activists thank Philippines
Activists in Vietnam held a brief rally outside the Philippine Embassy in Hanoi Sunday, holding up a banner that said “Thank you Philippines. You have a brave government.” The group was part of demonstrations in the ...
- July 18, 2016
Diverse marine life found in 2016 Benham Rise expedition
Since the United Nations' Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf recognized Benham Rise as the Philippines's newest territory in 2012, our country's territory has increased to 43 million hectares from 30 million ...
- June 9, 2016
West Philippine Sea in the public mind: beyond sound bites
As the Philippines heads into a new political dispensation, much of the country is watching with bated breath how the newly minted President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will sooner or later deal with the issue of China's aggressive ...
- June 21, 2016