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  • Locsin won't stop criticizing Chinese incursion in WPS 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, May 6, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday vowed to continue criticizing the aggressive behavior of China, one day after apologizing for telling it to “get the f**k out” of the West Philippine Sea. While ...
  • Ex-DFA chief: China helped Rody 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, July 13, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Former Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario disclosed Monday that China interfered in the 2016 national elections to help then presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte get elected. "On February 22, 2019, we received information ...
  • At least seven dead in Indonesia overloaded boat selfie accident 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, May 17, 2021, on page A5)
    Seven Indonesians drowned after an overloaded boat capsized because of tourists attempting a selfie in a reservoir on Java island, police said Sunday. The accident happened when all 20 passengers suddenly moved to the one ...
  • Waste-dumping in WPS not true, says Lorenzana 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, July 14, 2021, on page A4)
    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday the dumping of waste in the West Philippine Sea as reported by an American think tank is untrue. “The reported dumping of waste in the WPS is not true. That photo is from the ...
  • Manila Bay reclamation halted 

    (Manila Standard, June 27, 2021, on page 2A)
    President Rodrigo Duterte said he rejected proposals of private companies to conduct massive land reclamation activities in Manila Bay because of corruption issues. Duterte said the processing of thousands of applications ...
  • The Hague decision enters 5th year 

    (Manila Standard, July 12, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    A Filipino fisherman, recalling an incident three years ago, said members of the Chinese Coast Guard chose the best catch of his fellow fishers and left liquor and a pack of instant noodles in exchange. Ernie Egana, of ...
  • Locsin hits Roque for intruding into sea issue, foreign affairs 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon; Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, May 13, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin on Wednesday bristled at presidential spokesman Harry Roque’s assertion that the Julian Felipe Reef is not part of the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ), saying only he had the ...
  • PH protests China's new 'provocative acts' in SCS 

    (Manila Standard, October 21, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines filed a protest against “unlawful” and “provocative acts” by Chinese state vessels in the West Philippine Sea, including the issuance of 200 radio challenges. “The DFA protested the unlawful issuance of ...
  • Fisheries chief gets reelected 

    (Manila Standard, March 12, 2000, on page 4)
    The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center has reappointed the chief of the Seafdec Aquaculture Department (AQD) based here for another term. Rolando Platon will serve his third two-year term as the center's AQD chief ...
  • Defense: No sighting of China ship in WPS 

    (Manila Standard, August 14, 2021, on page A4)
    There has been no sighting of any Chinese research vessel near the Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday. “Contrary to some published reports regarding ...
  • Chinese ship near Panatag, DND to verify—Lorenzana 

    (Manila Standard, August 13, 2021, on page A4)
    The government is verifying reports of the alleged presence of a Chinese research ship spotted near Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Thursday. In a statement, ...
  • 'China fired flares at PH sea patrols in June' 

    (Manila Standard, August 21, 2021, on page A2)
    China has fired flares to repel Philippine patrol ships in the West Philippine Sea on at least five instances in June, the military’s Western Mindanao Command said Friday. WestMinCom’s Lt. Col. Bill Pasia, in an online ...
  • Du30 blasts Del Rosario, clears Noy in Shoal row 

    Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, May 5, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte has asserted that the previous administration lost control of the Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea in a showdown with China when then-Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario ordered ...
  • China twists Locsin: Mind your manners 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Barcelo, Vito; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, May 5, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    The Chinese foreign ministry rebuked Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. on Tuesday, telling him to mind his manners and act in a way that suited his status despite the simmering issues between the countries in ...
  • Sino poachers target giant clams in Palawan waters 

    Gulle, Jimbo (Manila Standard, April 15, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Chinese poachers are illegally harvesting giant clams in the waters of Pag-asa Islands, recent patrols by the Philippine Coast Guard discovered. The poachers immediately left the area when approached by the Coast Guard, ...
  • Submarine found cracked apart off Bali, 53 crew dead 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 26, 2021, on page C2)
    A missing Indonesian submarine has been found cracked apart on the seafloor in waters off Bali, the military said Sunday, as it confirmed that all 53 crew were dead. "There were parts of KRI Nanggala 402 - it was broken ...
  • DENR bans vessels docking in Manila Bay 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, April 27, 2021, on page A4)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has banned all vessels, except cargoes, within two kilometers from the shoreline of Manila Bay to prevent further water pollution. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said vessels ...
  • PH protests vs. China mount: DFA fires more diplomatic notes; Chinese vessels unmoved 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Barcelo, Vito; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, April 24, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines has filed two new diplomatic protests against China over the presence of 160 Chinese vessels in some features and islands in the country’s exclusive economic zone in the West Philippine Sea. In a diplomatic ...
  • Palace: Hague ruling unenforceable 

    Barcelo, Vito; Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, April 21, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    The 2016 UN Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling upholding the Philippines' legal claims in the West Philippine Sea is unenforceable, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday. Roque made the response a day after ...
  • DOE vows to safeguard oil and gas resources in WPS 

    Flores, Alena Mae S. (Manila Standard, April 22, 2021, on page B4)
    The Department of Energy said Wednesday it is prepared to take steps to protect the rights of service contract holders and preserve the country’s resources in the West Philippine Sea. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said the ...

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