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    • Indonesia beefs up sea patrols amid China spat 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, January 5, 2020, on page A4)
      Indonesia is stepping up sea and aerial patrols of islands near the disputed South China Sea, an official said Saturday, following a diplomatic spat over "trespassing" Chinese vessels. Military aircraft and three warships ...
    • Indonesia detains Viet fishing boats 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, March 6, 2020, on page B3)
      Indonesia says it has detained dozens of crew from Vietnamese boats fishing illegally in waters that were the scene of a diplomatic spat with China earlier this year. The maritime ministry said five fishing boats and some ...
    • Isolate- China bid gains steam 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D.; Zurbano, Joel E. (Manila Standard, August 13, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippines will urge all claimant countries to isolate China by declaring their own claims in the South China Sea as protected areas to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, an official said Friday. ...
    • Japan tells China: No done deal in sea spat 

      Barcelo, Vito; Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, June 18, 2015, on page A1-A2)
      Japan warned China on Wednesday that its extensive land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea does not make ownership "a done deal" after Beijing announced it had almost finished its controversial island building. ...
    • Joint exploration with China 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, July 9, 2016, on page A3)
      Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Friday the Philippines was ready to negotiate with China on the joint exploration of oil and fishery resources in the South China Sea after the arbitration court decides ...
    • Kerry: US avoiding maritime conflict 

      Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, July 28, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Washington wants to avoid confrontation in the South China Sea, after meeting with Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay to discuss the Philippines’ victory over China before ...
    • Lawmaker wants 60-40 sharing pact with China 

      Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, May 2, 2018, on page A4)
      An opposition lawmaker on Tuesday backed President Rodrigo Duterte’s move for a joint exploration agreement with China in the South China Sea. “We fully support and appreciate President Duterte’s plan to forge a 60-40 ...
    • Locsin junks 'verbal deal' with China 

      Requejo, Rey E.; Mariano, Nat; Blancaflor, MJ; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, July 4, 2019, on page A1-A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte’s purported verbal agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping allowing Chinese fishermen to fish within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone cannot be implemented, Foreign Affairs Secretary ...
    • Locsin nixes SCS push with UN: Says PH could lose gains of sea award by raising issue with world body 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, August 30, 2020, on page A1)
      The Philippines could lose the gains it achieved in the international arbitral ruling on the South China Sea should it push raising the issue before the United Nations General Assembly next month, Foreign Secretary Teodoro ...
    • Locsin: cut out 'abominable' offending scene 

      Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, October 17, 2019, on page A1-A2)
      Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday demanded that the scene in the animated film Abominable, which featured controversial China’s nine-dash line map in the South China Sea, be taken down instead of ...
    • Name-calling mars sea dispute 

      Solmerin, Florante S. (Manila Standard, April 22, 2015, on page A3)
      The quarrel between the Philippines and China over the disputed territories in the South China Sea turned into a war of words on Tuesday, with the Philippines calling China “a big-time squatter” as a result of its reclamation ...
    • No formalin in round scad, says BFAR 

      Araja, Rio; Campos, Othel (Manila Standard, August 25, 2018, on page A2)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said Friday samples of galunggong or round scad collected from the Navotas fish port, Balintawak and Farmer’s Market in Cubao had tested negative for formalin. BFAR director ...
    • Obama warns China: tensions rise over world tribunal's maritime ruling 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, September 9, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      US President Barack Obama warned Beijing Thursday it could not ignore a tribunal's ruling rejecting its sweeping claims to the South China Sea, driving tensions higher in a territorial row that threatens regional security. ...
    • Obama-Xi talks tackle sea dispute 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 2, 2016, on page A2)
      US President Barack Obama opened a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with a promise of candid discussion over Beijing’s alleged military buildup in the South China Sea. “We will have candid exchanges about ...
    • OMGG! PH seen buying back its own fish catch 

      Araja, Rio; Cruz, Maricel (Manila Standard, August 24, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      A fisheries official said Thursday that a government plan to import galunggong (round scad) could be a case of the country buying back its own fish. “What we will import could come from us too, since the [fish] may have ...
    • PCG scatters Chinese, Vietnam ships in WPS 

      (Manila Standard, July 5, 2021, on page A4)
      Five Chinese and two Vietnamese fishing vessels were recently ordered by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to leave the country’s waters off Palawan, the PCG said Sunday. In a statement, the PCG said its BRP Cabra (MRRV-4409) ...
    • PH airmen hop on Orion flight over disputed sea 

      Bloomberg (Manila Standard, June 24, 2015, on page A3)
      Filipino airmen flew with their Japanese counterparts on a Japanese P3-C Orion surveillance plane and circled over the disputed Recto Bank in the Spratly Islands on Tuesday at the start of an exercise with the Philippines ...
    • Ph eyes protest vs Beijing 

      Barcelo, Vito; Araneta, Sandy; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, April 15, 2015, on page A4)
      The Philippines plans to file another diplomatic protest against China's reclamation activities that have destroyed close to 300 acres of coral reef in the South China Sea, an official said Tuesday. "We are looking into ...
    • PH files protest over twin China WPS ’volations’ 

      Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, April 23, 2020, on page A2)
      The Philippines has filed two protests with China over the pointing of a radar gun at a Philippine Navy ship and for declaring parts of Philippine territory as part of Hainan province, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy ...
    • PH insists on sea code, China calls for dialog 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, March 2, 2016, on page A5)
      Despite China’s call for a peaceful dialogue to resolve the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, the Philippines will continue to push for the legally binding Code of Conduct on the South China Sea between the Asean ...