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    • Aquino blamed for China militarization in SCS 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, June 26, 2018, on page A2)
      Malacañang on Monday continued to blame the “militarization” of the South China Sea on former President Benigno Aquino III as it defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to be friendly with China to resolve the dispute ...
    • Back to the 'boro' 

      Robles, Jojo A. (Manila Standard, November 1, 2016, on page A4-A5)
      The “boro,” as Filipino fishermen call it, is back. And hundreds of them have happily returned to their old, rich fishing grounds, coming home with their outrigger boats groaning with the weight of their bountiful catch. ...
    • Carpio warns of China zone over Scarborough 

      Requejo, Rey; Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, March 20, 2017, on page A1-A2)
      A Magistrative on Sunday warned the government on China’s reported plan to install a radar station in the disputed Scarborough Shoal. Senior Justice Antonio Carpio said the installation of an environmental monitoring station ...
    • China to throw CG 'bad apples' into sea - envoy 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne; Barcelo, Vito; Requejo, Rey; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, June 13, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      China's Ambassador Zhao Jianhua admitted Tuesday there were “bad apples” in the Chinese Coast Guard and said he would throw them into the South China Sea to feed the fish, but a foreign ministry spokesman in Beijing said ...
    • 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 ...
    • Chinese patrol boat steers close to PCG ship off Scarborough 

      Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, March 28, 2022, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has accused its Chinese counterpart of steering one of its ships within meters of a Filipino patrol vessel in the disputed South China Sea, breaking international rules and risking a ...
    • 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, ...
    • Coast Guard men deploy to keep an eye on Panatag 

      Bencito, John Paolo; Binaday, Gabrielle H. (Manila Standard, November 4, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said Thursday the Philippine Coast Guard will resume patrols around Scarborough Shoal, testing the waters even as its Chinese counterparts maintained a steady presence there. Tugade ...
    • DFA mulls over filing complaint over Panatag 

      Cruz, Maricel V.; Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, November 28, 2018, on page A2)
      Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday raised the possibility of bringing before the United Nations the case of the China Coast Guard personnel driving away the crew of Reporter’s Notebook from the Panatag ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Our misunderstood position in the South China Sea 

      Kapunan, Rod P. (Manila Standard, May 26, 2018, on page A5)
      There are factors affecting our understanding of our claim in the South China Sea. This has deeply divided us such that the US has been using this to create a wedge between this country and China. This stems from our lack ...
    • Panatag Shoal 

      Kapunan, Rod P. (Manila Standard, April 1, 2017, on page A5)
      To remove the mistrust and suspicion that is obviously being exploited by opposition and their US handlers, maybe an agreement can be sorted out to convert the Panatag Shoal into a free zone where, as it was before, the ...
    • Pinoys now free to fish in Scarborough—Palace 

      Araneta, Sandy; Bencito, John Paolo (Manila Standard, October 29, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      Filipino fishermen are now be able to fish in the disputed Scarborough Shoal without being intercepted by Chinese Coast Guard vessels more than four years after the Chinese gained control of the area, Malacañang said Friday. ...
    • SC orders to protect WPS: Writ compels gov't to stop marine foray 

      Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, May 4, 2019, on page A1-A2)
      Amid Chinese incursions on the country’s islands in the West Philippine Sea, the Supreme Court issued a writ of Kalikasan Friday compelling concerned government agencies to protect, preserve, rehabilitate, and restore the ...
    • ‘Scarborough is ours’ 

      Araneta, Sandy; Herrera, Christine (Manila Standard, October 24, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said he made it clear to Chinese President Xi Jinping that Scarborough Shoal belongs to the Philippines, amid earlier reports that the issue was put on the backburner during his state ...
    • Scarborough Shoal and the violation of human rights 

      Roque, Harry Jr. (Manila Standard, June 25, 2015, on page A9-A11)
      Center Law Philippines yesterday (June 24) submitted an urgent appeal to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to call attention to the human rights violations which took place on the fishing grounds of the Scarborough ...
    • UP expert fears misuse of Benham 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, February 1, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippines officially allowed Chinese scientists to survey ocean currents in the country’s northeastern seaboard—but it is also possible for data gathered from a scientific expedition to be used for military purposes, ...