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  • Some secret funds better used for WPS – Speaker 

    Reyes, Dempsey (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 6, 2023, on page A2)
    Speaker Martin Romualdez on Thursday said that some of the government’s confidential and intelligence funds (CIFs) would be better used by agencies safeguarding the West Philippine Sea (WPS). Romualdez spoke to reporters ...
  • PH Coast Guard beefs up force with 4,220 new recruits 

    Cabalza, Dexter (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 15, 2023, on page A4)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has beefed up its workforce amid its key role in safeguarding its territorial waters, especially in the tension-filled waters of the West Philippine Sea (WPS). A total of 4,220 new recruits ...
  • PH rejects ‘2023 version’ of China map: ‘No basis’ 

    Lazaro, Jacob; Aning, Jerome; Gascon, Melvin (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 1, 2023, on page A1-A4)
    The Philippines on Thursday refused to recognize China’s latest map, which showed a new 10-dash line that still encompassed parts of the country’s 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and pressed Beijing to abide ...
  • Farmers, fisherfolk lament gov’t’s broken promises 

    Ocampo, Karl R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 29, 2021, on page B1-B2)
    President Duterte had promised in previous editions of his State of the Nation Addressed that under his administration, the agriculture sector would be modernized, food prices would be lowered and that the “Plant, Plant, ...
  • Swimsuit designer leads beach cleanup in Siargao 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 14, 2023, on page C1)
    In the picturesque paradise of Siargao Island, Jemina Ty, the creative force behind the global swimwear brand Blackbough, is spearheading a sustainability campaign with the local community. Siargao Island has captivated ...
  • PH, US start 'bilateral sail' in West Philippine Sea 

    Mangosing, Frances (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 5, 2023, on page A4)
    The navies of the Philippines and the United States sailed together in the West Philippine Sea off Palawan province on Monday, resuming an activity put on hold during the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte who ...
  • PCG gets ₱250-M training facility from US gov't 

    Mangosing, Frances; Lazaro, Jacob; Gascon, Melvin (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 13, 2023, on page A3)
    The United States has turned over to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) a P250-million facility in Bulacan province that will help enhance its capability to address maritime challenges by training its personnel on navigation, ...
  • Marcos to discuss South China Sea with Asean 

    Aning, Jerome (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 5, 2023, on page A2)
    President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. left for Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday to attend the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit and Related Summits, saying in his departure speech that he will tackle the ...
  • Our vanishing 'galunggong' 

    Carpio, Antonio T. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 22, 2021, on page A6)
    Two months ago, I had a Zoom meeting with fisherfolk from Zambales who complained that their fish catch had been dwindling because huge Chinese trawlers have been scooping the fish in their traditional fishing grounds in ...
  • Bato has another suspect in WPS boat collision 

    Ramos, Marlon (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 7, 2023, on page A1-A4)
    Talk about having usual suspects. Perhaps one cannot blame this senator for having such instincts; he’s an ex-top cop, after all. Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Friday said China could be behind the recent collision between ...
  • AFP, PCG to China Coast Guard: ‘Restrain your forces’ 

    Mangosing, Frances (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 7, 2023, on page A3-A6)
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Sunday denounced the China Coast Guard (CCG) for blocking and using water cannons on Filipino vessels on a resupply mission to one of the country’s ...
  • Locsin sees China warship harassing PH boats up close 

    Mangosing, Frances; Ticke, Geraldford (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 7, 2023, on page A1-A4)
    A Chinese Navy warship stalked the BRP Sindangan (MRRV-4407), one of the two Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ships escorting Filipino boats bringing supplies to a small garrison at Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal this week. ...
  • Troops at Nido outpost see vital role amid isolation 

    Mangosing, Frances (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 4, 2023, on page A1-A4)
    The passing of each day is slow and tedious for a small group of soldiers deployed to the Nido observation post, a former gas platform that has been turned into a military outpost located northwest of this island province. ...
  • PH-Aussie forces regain territory from ‘invaders’ in Palawan mock drills 

    Mangosing, Frances; Ramos, Marlon (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 22, 2023, on page A4)
    Filipino and Australian troops trained for the first time together on Monday in the defense and recapture of territory from mock invaders in this coastal town facing the West Philippine Sea, amid festering maritime tensions ...
  • Militias don't ease tension, Marcos says at Asean meet 

    Mangaluz, Jean (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 8, 2023, on page A7)
    President Marcos on Thursday urged leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to oppose the use of maritime militia in disputed areas of the South China Sea, a day after China claimed that it was upholding ...
  • Time to demythologize China's 10-dash line 

    Vargas, Tomas H. C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 13, 2023, on page A9)
    On Aug. 28, 2023, China released its standard national map which includes a 10-dash line, an extended version of its nine-dash line claim, with the 10th dash covering the eastern coast of Taiwan. This drew immediate protests ...
  • A new arbitration in the South China Sea? 

    Jardeleza, Francis H. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 30, 2023, on page A8)
    President Marcos should consider filing a new arbitration case, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos), against China. This time, it is over China’s recent dangerous actions against our coast ...
  • PCG: Collision probe to determine compensation for grieving kin, survivors 

    Cabalza, Dexter; Lagare, Jordeene B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 7, 2023, on page A4)
    The survivors of the ill-fated Filipino fishing boat FB Dearyn want the government to help them get justice for the tragedy that killed three of their crewmates. They are also seeking compensation from the owners of the ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 23, Series of 2023, 06 October 2023 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 8, 2023, on page A2)
    Shellfishes collected and tested from Sapian Bay (Ivisan and Sapian in Capiz, Mambuquiao and Camanci, Batan in Aklan); coastal waters of Panay; Pilar; President Roxas; Roxas City in Capiz; coastal waters of Gigantes Islands, ...
  • Kin of fishers killed in WPS boat ramming await promised aid 

    Joaquin, Ansbert B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 9, 2023, on page A9)
    Relatives and friends of the three fishermen who died in a boat ramming incident in the waters off Pangasinan province in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) appealed to the government to make true its promised assistance as ...

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