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  • China marks all over SCS': Online news service bares Chinese massive claims on disputed areas 

    Cruz, Maricel V.; Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, April 16, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    China has registered trademarks over hundreds of land features scattered throughout the South China Sea, a move opposed by other claimants to the disputed waters, BenarNews, a Washington-based online news service, reported ...
  • China ignores protests to focus on goal—Carpio 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, April 27, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    China will ignore all diplomatic protests filed against its aggressive behavior in the South China Sea because they run counter to its objective of establishing its national boundary based on its excessive nine-dash line ...
  • Beijing puts largest assault ship in service, likely mission in SCS 

    Gulle, Jimbo (Manila Standard, April 27, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    China has commissioned its first Type-075 amphibious assault ship, which is expected to be deployed in the disputed South China Sea, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. The ship, named the Hainan, was likely to ...
  • PH asserts WPS presence: Coast Guard activates drills to secure 'maritime jurisdiction' over vast areas 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, April 26, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippine Coast Guard is conducting drills in the South China Sea that an official said Sunday were part of efforts to secure the country's “maritime jurisdiction” over the disputed waters. The exercises near the ...
  • China claims PH deal on sea issue 

    Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel V.; Macon-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, May 12, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    China on Tuesday bared a consensus has already been reached with the Philippines to “properly and peacefully handle” issues on maritime disputes in the South China Sea disputes through "dialogue and negotiation." When asked ...
  • Duterte told: Stop conceding more than what China is claiming 

    Pañares, Joyce; Cruz, Maricel (Manila Standard, May 9, 2021, on page A1)
    Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio chided President Rodrigo Duterte over his repeated claims that China is “in control” of the West Philippine Sea, saying the commander-in-chief is conceding more than ...
  • 200 Chinese vessels remain in WPS—intel firm; PH sets another sea drill 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, May 7, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    A geospatial intelligence firm on Thursday revealed that some 200 Chinese ships are still moored in the West Philippine Sea as the Philippine Coast Guard announced it will hold the second leg of its joint maritime exercise ...
  • 'Word war' over WPS still raging 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, May 1, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Retired Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio on Friday urged Filipinos to “shout out” to President Rodrigo Duterte to wake him from his slumber and prod him to correct the narrative that China is in possession ...
  • Duterte dares, Carpio accepts challenge to debate on WPS 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, May 7, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Retired Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio on Thursday accepted the challenge of President Duterte for a debate on the West Philippine Sea issue, saying he is ready to face the President anytime of the day. “On ...
  • China is a true friend—envoy: Ambassador: Other nations trying to ‘sow discord’ using sea dispute 

    Casas, Willie; Cruz, Maricel (Manila Standard, May 2, 2021, on page A1)
    Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian has cautioned against countries trying to drive a wedge between Manila and Beijing using the territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Huang said China is a true friend of the Philippines ...
  • Albert del Rosario has no moral authority to scold President Duterte 

    Biraogo, Louis (Manila Standard, May 7, 2021, on page B1)
    Former Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is currently drumming up public animosity against President Rodrigo Roa Duterte over the way the latter is handling the ongoing maritime dispute between the ...
  • China war games: PH on guard 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, March 29, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    China will conduct a military exercise in the South China Sea next Monday and Tuesday as tensions remain high over the presence of more than 200 Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea, prompting Manila to send daily ...
  • Protests vs. China mounting: Big trade groups join gov't in denouncing Chinese incursions in WPS 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Cruz, Maricel V.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, April 15, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    The Department of Foreign Affairs lodged two more diplomatic protests against China on Wednesday, even as eight local business groups joined Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and other government officials in calling on ...
  • Record haul: P1.2b giant clams seized in Palawan 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 18, 2021, on page A1)
    Authorities have seized some 200 tons of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country. The Coast Guard said four suspects were arrested ...
  • Manila Bay gets fresh load of dolomite sand 

    (Manila Standard, April 15, 2021, on page A2)
    A fresh pile of dolomite sand was piled on Manila Bay’s controversial White Beach project on Wednesday, despite the coronavirus pandemic gripping the country. Several backhoe operators were seen at work in the area, pouring ...
  • Environmental stewardship in Quezon 

    (Manila Standard, April 18, 2021, on page B2)
    Atimonan One Energy, Inc. (A1E) recently held a mangrove planting activity in partnership with the local government of Atimonan, Quezon province. Over 2,000 mangrove propagules (stem cuttings) were planted by volunteers ...
  • From bogeyman to coup plot 

    Laurel, Herman Tiu (Manila Standard, April 28, 2021, on page B1)
    There were several stages of the news spin: it started with the original fake news that tagged the Chinese fishing boats as “CMM” (Chinese Maritime Militia) and continued until the wind-down of the entire agit-prop (agitation ...
  • Wastewater leak now 'catastrophic' 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 6, 2021, on page B2)
    Emergency crews in central Florida were working Sunday to prevent an environmental catastrophe at a leaking reservoir that risked sending millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater toward nearby homes and into the Tampa ...
  • US warship found deep under PH Sea 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 5, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    A US navy destroyer sunk during World War II and lying nearly 6,500 meters below sea level off the Philippines has been reached in the world's deepest shipwreck dive, an American exploration team said. A crewed submersible ...
  • Palace talks tough to China: Panelo warns of 'unwanted hostilities' over Chinese boats' incursions 

    Barcelo, Vito; Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, April 6, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief legal counsel criticized China Monday for the continued presence of Chinese ships in the Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef, warning that the territorial incursion could damage ties and lead to ...

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