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    • China turns on lighthouse atop reef 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 7, 2016, on page A2)
      China has expanded its presence in the contested South China Sea by switching on a lighthouse atop a reconstructed reef also claimed by Vietnam and the Philippines, state media said. The 55-meter-high (180-foot) facility ...
    • China wants Asian solution to sea row 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, August 19, 2016, on page A2)
      The Philippines welcomed the plan of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to finish the general framework of the Code of Conduct by June 2017. On Wednesday, China announced that it agreed with the Asean to ...
    • China wants sea rulebook done in 3 years 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, November 14, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      A rulebook to settle disputes in the hotly contested South China Sea should be finished in three years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday, insisting his nation does not seek “hegemony or expansion.” Li’s comments ...
    • China warns vs cradle of war 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne; Solmerin, Florante (Manila Standard, July 14, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      China warned its rivals Wednesday against turning the South China Sea into a "cradle of war" and threatened to establish an air defense zone there, after its claims to the strategically vital waters were declared invalid. ...
    • China warns: Penalties imposed on illegal fishing 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, August 3, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      Beijing on Tuesday announced penalties for “illegal” fishing in its waters, including those it claims in the South China Sea weeks after an international tribunal ruled that those claims have no legal basis. The Supreme ...
    • China, US destroyers in close ‘unsafe’ encounters 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, October 3, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer―forcing it to change course―in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea, an official said Monday. ...
    • Chinese mischief on Panganiban Reef 

      Del Rosario, Alejandro (Manila Standard, September 8, 2012, on page A4)
      The Chinese are up to their old tricks again. While appearing to appease the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in bilateral talks, they continue to fortify their claim on Mischief Reef (Panganiban) and Scarborough ...
    • Deteriorating US-China relations 

      Kapunan, Rod P. (Manila Standard, September 5, 2020, on page B1)
      The deteriorating situation in the South China Sea (SCS) is in reaction to the increased US activities in the area. Specifically, there are two aspects that could serve as flashpoints in US-China relations. First, the ...
    • DFA reacts strongly vs China Sea patrol 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, February 28, 2013, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippines on Wednesday "strongly objected" to China's announcement that it would intensify its supervision and control over the contested islands and waters in the West Philippine Sea. In a text message, Foreign ...
    • DFA: Conflict in WPS only with China 

      (Manila Standard, September 23, 2020, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippines’ conflict in the West Philippine Sea is only with China and not with the other claimants in the area, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday. He dismissed suggestions that the Philippines ...
    • Du30 open to sea exploration with China, Vietnam 

      Gajunera, F. Pearl A.; Fabunan, Sara Susanne; Araneta, Macon Ramos; Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, May 17, 2017, on page A1-A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he was open to exploring the South China Sea’s natural resources with rival claimants China and Vietnam, after securing a “windfall” while in Beijing. Duterte also emphasized he had ...
    • Du30 to China: Back off from Pag-asa 

      Mariano, Nat; Ramos-Araneta, Macon; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, April 6, 2019, on page A1-A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of possible military action if China “touches” it amid rising tensions over the key waterway. Duterte, aiming ...
    • Duterte seeks innovative tack on sea dispute 

      (Manila Standard, June 27, 2020, on page A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday enjoined the other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to look for “innovative” ways to resolve the long-standing disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea. ...
    • Duterte to assert PH win in sea row 

      Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel (Manila Standard, May 6, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte said he would assert the Philippines’ victory in an international court before his term ends in 2020 to get back the territory now occupied by China, as he blamed former President Benigno Aquino ...
    • Duterte won't ignore Hague ruling 

      (Manila Standard, November 13, 2020, on page A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte, appearing tough on the international arbitral ruling against China in 2016, told his fellow Southeast Asian leaders Thursday the determination by the Hague court as regards the disputed South ...
    • Envoy: PH-US military pact crucial to keeping region stable 

      Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, May 24, 2019, on page A1-A2)
      The military alliance between the United States and the Philippines remains critically significant to maintaining peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, including in the hotly contested South China Sea, US Ambassador ...
    • Fabric of success: How 'lotus silk' is weaving its way into Vietnam 

      Philipson, Alice (Manila Standard, August 29, 2020, on page B3)
      Vietnamese weaver Phan Thi Thuan hitches up her trousers as she wades into a lotus paddy to gather the stems needed to make a rare and highly sought-after thread. Her great-aunt made and sold traditional silk to the French ...
    • Fishers group rejects Chinese ban at WPS 

      Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, May 5, 2020, on page A3)
      The militant national fishers group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) on Monday denounced and rejected the Chinese fishing ban in the South China Sea that will run from May 1 to August 16, ...
    • Gordon wants strong PH capability in sea dispute 

      Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, July 4, 2018, on page A6)
      Senator Richard Gordon on Tuesday noted that unless the Philippines showed readiness to help itself by investing in building up a credible defense capability, nobody will help it in connection with the South China Sea ...
    • The impact of the South China Sea ruling 

      Jimeno, Rita Linda V. (Manila Standard, July 18, 2016, on page A10)
      Newspaper headlines blared on Wednesday last week that the South China Sea is ours, as ruled by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. This should be cause for a national celebration but the government and the ...