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    • 41 vessels sunk for fishing in Indonesia 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, May 22, 2015, on page A2)
      Indonesia has sunk 41 foreign boats across the archipelago, reports said Thursday, as part of an ongoing push to stop illegal fishing in its waters. Authorities sank the vessels in public displays at several sites Wednesday, ...
    • 5 fishermen lost at sea, land in Vietnam 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, February NaN, 2013, on page A3)
      Five Filipino fishermen, who had engine trouble and had been floating aimlessly in the Sulu Sea for about a week, were sighted and rescued by Vietnamese fishermen off the southern province of Khan Hoa in Vietnam, the ...
    • 9 Sino fishermen plead 'not guilty' to charges 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, May 22, 2014, on page A3)
      Nine Chines fishermen arrested by Philippine authorities in disputed South China Sea waters pleaded not guilty to all charges against them on Wednesday, the prosecutor said. The nine were taken in handcuffs to a court on ...
    • Alcala assures PH climate adaptation 

      See, Dexter A. (Manila Standard, January 27, 2015, on page B6)
      Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said the country is on the right track toward food security and climate change. “I think we are laying down a good foundation,” Alcala told the media here, citing the Benguet Agri-Pinoy ...
    • Asean ministers decry Chinese reclamation 

      Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, February 7, 2018, on page A2)
      China’s continued reclamation in the South China Sea has eroded trust among claimants and could raise regional tensions, Southeast Asian foreign ministers said Tuesday. The ministers from the 10-nation Association of ...
    • Asean urged: Stand up to China 

      Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, April 27, 2015, on page A2)
      Beijing is moving toward "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned on Sunday as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to stand up to their massive neighbor. China's unabated reclamation in ...
    • Aussies join naval drill in PH Sea 

      (Manila Standard, July 24, 2020, on page A2)
      In efforts to keep international waters “free and open,” five Australian warships have joined American and Japanese navies in conducting military exercises in the Philippine Sea in a reciprocal show of strength as tensions ...
    • Ban on Benham in force: Rody lets China explorers in, bars other aliens 

      (Manila Standard, February 7, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all foreign scientific exploration on a vast undersea plateau claimed by Manila, his spokesman said Tuesday, now that China has completed its research there. Authorities announced three ...
    • Beijing escalates word war on disputed waters 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, March 28, 2015, on page A5)
      Beijing escalated its war of words with the Philippines over the South China Sea on Friday, decrying Manila as “hypocritical” for criticising its land reclamation works in the area. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua ...
    • 'Buntot page' 

      (Manila Standard, August 1, 2014, on page A6)
      Visitors marvel at the freshwater stingray as it glides gracefully with its tail formed like a whip. The species is among the crowd-drawers Las Farolas on Frontera Drive beside Tiendesitas, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City. The ...
    • Carpio pushes for tripartite pact on Scarborough 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne; Araja, Rio (Manila Standard, June 16, 2018, on page A1-A2)
      Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Friday that the Philippines, China, and Vietnam could reach an agreement over what to do about the rich fishing grounds in Scarborough Shoal, noting that a UN tribunal had ruled the ...
    • Carpio: No to war, but assert rights on SCS 

      Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, July 29, 2020, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippines can still assert its sovereign rights over its territories in the South China Sea without going to war, retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said Tuesday. "Vietnam, Malaysia and ...
    • China defiant, offers cruises on disputed sea 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, July 22, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      China announced Thursday that a Chinese company will boost tourism by offering cruises around the contested South China Sea and buy eight new ships over the next five years for that purpose. The state-owned China Daily ...
    • China ignores protests to focus on goal—Carpio 

      Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, April 27, 2021, on page A1-A2)
      China will ignore all diplomatic protests filed against its aggressive behavior in the South China Sea because they run counter to its objective of establishing its national boundary based on its excessive nine-dash line ...
    • China insist on fishery rules 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne (Manila Standard, January 12, 2014, on page A1-A2)
      In its bid to deflect criticisms from foreign countries, including the United States, following a recent ruling that requires foreign fishermen to seek permission before fishing in the South China Sea, Beijing said it was ...
    • China may be building airstrip on reef-PH 

      Solmerin, Florante S.; Tuyay, Francisco; Fabunan, Sara Susanne D.; Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, May 15, 2014, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippines warned on Wednesday that China may be building an airstrip on a reef in the South China Sea as the Asian superpower asserts its claim to most of the strategic area. Filipino military surveillance aircraft ...
    • China protests US warship near reef 

      Bencito, John Paolo (Manila Standard, August 12, 2017, on page A2)
      Beijing voiced displeasure on Friday after a US warship sailed near an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea, an operation that prompted the Chinese navy to warm off the American destroyer. The USS John S. ...
    • China to stage sea exercises ahead of ruling 

      Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, July 4, 2016, on page A1-A2)
      China will hold military drills in the disputed South China Sea, Chinese officials said Sunday, ahead of an international tribunal ruling over Beijing’s maritime claims in the resource-rich area. The drills will be held ...
    • 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 ...