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    • China protests 'visit' to Pagasa 

      Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Standard, April 23, 2017, on page A1-A2)
      China has lodged representations with the Philippine side following a visit by the Filipino defense and military officials in Pagasa Island, according to the spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry. ”This move runs counter ...
    • 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 ...
    • EU opposes unilateral action in S. China Sea 

      (Manila Standard, April 25, 2021, on page A1)
      The European Union (EU) on Saturday opposed any unilateral actions in the South China Sea (SCS) as it cited the recent swarming of Chinese vessels at the Julian Felipe Reef, an area located within the Philippine exclusive ...
    • Impunity in the South China Sea 

      Abelgas, Val (Manila Standard, April 6, 2019, on page A5)
      With the government either defending, justifying or simply doing nothing about China’s aggressive actions, the country’s giant neighbor has become even bolder to pursue its “creeping invasion” of the disputed territories ...
    • No need to worry, Palace tells China 

      Bencito, John Paolo; Fabunan, Sara Susanne (Manila Standard, April 9, 2017, on page A2)
      Malacañang has assured Beijing of Manila’s commitment to enhance bilateral ties after the latter raised concern over President Rodrigo Duterte’s order for the military to “occupy” islands in the South China Sea. “The ...
    • Our President may need more help 

      Del Rosario, Albert (Manila Standard, June 9, 2018, on page A2)
      There appears to be an urgent need for our President to require a fuller briefing from his people as shown, for instance, by his reactions to developments in the South China Sea and, in particular, the West Philippine Sea. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • PH takes a swipe at China: Slams ‘assault on sovereignty’ as Chinese vessels swarm WPS 

      Mariano, Nat; Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, April 11, 2019, on page A1-A2)
      While the Philippines remains on friendly terms with China, the government will continue to assert the country’s sovereignty if it comes under attack, the Palace said Wednesday, even as Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro ...
    • PH verifying ‘harassment’ in WPS 

      (Manila Standard, March 7, 2019, on page A2)
      Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday ordered the military to validate a report of Kalayaan Mayor Roberto del Mundo who claimed that Filipino fishermen were being harassed by the Chinese in a sandbar near Pag-asa ...
    • Spratly Islands ours—China: But Palace won’t back down on PH own claim 

      Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Standard, April 13, 2019, on page A1-A2)
      China on Thursday repeated its claim over the Spratly Islands after Malacañang slammed the persistent presence of Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea. “The Nansha Islands are China’s territory, which is backed by ...
    • A strong, united stand 

      (Manila Standard, April 8, 2019, on page A4)
      After exhibiting a tolerance that his critics misinterpreted as weakness, President Rodrigo Duterte last week took a strong stand against Chinese aggression in the West Philippine Sea, where Beijing has deployed more than ...
    • Welcome to China 

      (Manila Standard, June 11, 2020, on page B1)
      Top officials and visitors who went to the Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea this week received a surprise on their mobile phones. “Welcome to China,” one message said as their phones went on roaming. “Welcome to ...