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  • US military ships may patrol disputed sea 

    Reuters; Associated Press (AP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 14, 2015, on page A1-A4)
    The Pentagon is considering sending US military aircraft and ships to assert freedom of navigation around rapidly growing Chinese-made artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, a US official said on Tuesday. US ...
  • PH outgunned in China's island-building frenzy 

    Balana, Cynthia D. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 14, 2015, on page A4)
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr., looks worried as he surveys the rusted cranes and eroded runway on the tiny island of Pag-asa, now on the front line of a rapidly intensifying ...
  • Palace: Sovereignty patrols continue in disputed waters 

    Esplanada, Jerry E. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 14, 2015, on page A4)
    There is no standing order from malacañang preventing the deployment of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessels to the West Philippine Sea, the Palace said yesterday. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Coast ...
  • China demands release of 9 Sino fishermen who have served time 

    Anda, Redempto D. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 16, 2015, on page A13)
    The Chinese government on Friday sought the immediate release of nine Chinese fishermen who have already served their six-month prison term for poaching in the Philippine-claimed Hasa-Hasa Shoal in May last year. Provincial ...
  • US Marines to integrate Asia-Pacific forces 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 15, 2015, on page A20)
    The U.S. Marine Corps is bringing together foreign commanders from amphibious forces deployed mostly in the Asia-Pacific for a conference aimed at taking steps to integrate operations, with China excluded from the event, ...
  • Tourists help save Boracay's corals 

    Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 2, 2015, on page A8)
    British tourist Christian Licursi and his Canadian friend, Michelle Girouard, attach small coral fragments to a framed plastic screen holder. They are joined by other volunteers on a floating platform, about a kilometer ...
  • Milkfish entering Dagupan monitored 

    Sotelo, Yolanda; Cardinoza, Gabriel (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 1, 2015, on page 5)
    Officials in this city are monitoring the entry of “bangus” (milkfish) from aquaculture areas in Anda and Bolinao towns that were hit by fish kill. Emma Molina, city agriculture officer, said the local government issued a ...
  • China: US Welcome to use civilian facilities in S. China Sea 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 2, 2015, on page A22)
    The United States and other countries will be welcome to use civilian facilities China is building in the South China Sea for search and rescue and weather forecasting “when conditions are right”, China’s navy chief has ...
  • Beauty in the beast 

    Go, Antonio C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 5, 2015, on page E4)
    The word “freak” is commonly used to refer to a person with a physical deformity or is afflicted with some kind of disfiguring disease or abnormal condition. “Freak” is also the word used to describe certain genetic mutations ...
  • PH Japan hold first antipiracy exercise 

    Santos, Tina G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 7, 2015, on page A1-A4)
    Both nations face a challenge from China’s growing assertiveness over territorial claims in the South China Sea and the East China Sea, where it uses coast guard and fishing vessels to press into disputed areas. Wednesday’s ...
  • Young Pinoys set off on monthlong island protest vs China 

    Aurelio, Julie M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 1, 2015, on page A15)
    The young protesters will not be deterred. The sea voyage of thousands of youth volunteers to the Kalayaan group of islands to protest China’s intrusion will push through on Tuesday despite the opposition of defense and ...
  • 2 Japanese warships here for exercise 

    Aurelio, Julie M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 11, 2015, on page A7)
    Two Japanese warships are in Manila for a port visit and an exercise on Tuesday with the Philippine Navy in the West Philippine Sea. The JS HArusame and JS Amigiri arrived at Manila South Harbor Saturday morning, led by ...
  • When is disputed sea militarized ? Wait until the first warbird touches down 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 2, 2015, on page A1-A12)
    After weeks of Hamlet-esque public debate, US defense officials ordered Aegis destroyer USS Lassen to cruise within 21 kilometers (12 nautical miles) of Zamora Reef (international name: Subi Reef) on Oct. 27. The reef is ...
  • Apec can be a game changer for agriculture sector 

    Ordoñez, Ernesto M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 17, 2015, on page B2-2)
    In the months preceding the Apec Leaders’ Meeting this week, Alyansa Agrikultura was asked to participate in five Apec working sessions. The invitation came from the Philippine government and the Apec Business Advisory ...
  • Sea row to eclipse Apec agenda 

    Avendaño, Christine O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 17, 2015, on page A1-A20)
    Introducing any security topic in Apec’s formal discussions is a touchy issue because a major member, China, fears that could pave the way for its territorial conflicts in the South China Sea to be put on the agenda. Beijing ...
  • US-China rivalry takes Apec center stage 

    Doronila, Amando (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 20, 2015, on page A17)
    On the official agenda, global free trade was the headline of the summit of the leaders of 21 member-economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Manila this week. But the rivalry of the region’s superpowers—the ...
  • China: It's up to PH to heal rift over S. China Sea 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 12, 2015, on page A15)
    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the Philippines' case against China in a United Nations arbitral tribunal over rival claims in the South China Sea had strained relations and that it was up to the Philippines to heal ...
  • PH seas running out of fish, says BFAR exec 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 8, 2015, on page A20)
    More than a hundred fishermen, mostly from Pangasinan province, were out in the West Philippine Sea when Typhoon “Lando” (international name: Koppu) lashed Central and northern Luzon late last month. The sea was calm when ...
  • US Navy to launch more sea patrols 

    Reuters; Associated Press (AP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 4, 2015, on page A1-A19)
    The US Navy plans to conduct patrols near China's artificial islands in the South China Sea at least twice every three months to remind Beijing and other countries about US rights under international law, a US defense ...
  • Tubbataha declared Asean Heritage Park 

    Anda, Redempto (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 6, 2015, on page A14)
    A regional body tasked by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) with supporting conservation efforts in the region proclaimed on Thursday the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an Asean Heritage Park (AHP), a ...

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