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    • Arroyo blames Aquino for Chinese activity in SCS 

      Vigilia, Wendell; Reyes, Victor; Hachero, Ashzel (Malaya, April 21, 2017, on page B1-B6)
      Rep. Gloria Arroyo (Lakas-CMD, Pampanga) yesterday said China’s island-building in the West Philippine Sea or South China Sea (SCS) did not happen during her administration but during the time of her successor, Benigno S. ...
    • China admits reclamation at Spratly 

      Reuters (Malaya, February 27, 2015, on page B6)
      China is conducting "large scale" land reclamation and construction on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands, state-backed media reported on Thursday, in an unusual acknowledgment of its controversial work in the region. ...
    • China fishing rule defied 

      Reyes, Victor (Malaya, January 17, 2014, on page B1-B6)
      Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin yesterday said the Philippines will not recognize a fishing ban reportedly imposed by China in the disputed Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). " We will not ...
    • China installs rocket launchers on disputed reef 

      Reuters (Malaya, May 18, 2017, on page B6)
      China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, according to state-run Defense Times newspaper, offering new details on China’s ongoing military ...
    • China putting up new structures in Spratlys; it's ours, says Beijing 

      Reyes, Victor; Hachero, Ashzel (Malaya, May 15, 2014, on page A13-B6)
      The Department of National Defense yesterday said China has been putting new structures at Johnson South Reef or Mabini Reef in the Spratlys. It is known by the Chinese as Chigua. This activity contravenes the spirit of ...
    • China reclamation leaves $100M in destroyed reefs 

      Naval, Gerard; Reyes, Victor (Malaya, April 14, 2015, on page B1-B6)
      The Philippines yesterday strongly called on China to stop its reclamation of the Mischief Reef in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) because it has destroyed 300 acres of coral reef system, which resulted to economic ...
    • China recognizes PH rights over Benham Rise 

      Hachero, Ashzel; Lopez, JP; Vigilia, Wendell (Malaya, March 16, 2017, on page B1-B6)
      Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo yesterday said China has sent word recognizing Philippine sovereignty over the 13-million hectare Benham Rise and it is not going to claim ownership of the undersea region ...
    • China says it wants to maintain stability in disputed South China Sea 

      Wongcha-um, Panu (Malaya, July 25, 2017, on page B5)
      Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday Beijing wanted to maintain stability in the South China Sea as it seeks alliances in the region amid tensions in the disputed waters. The United States has criticised China ...
    • COSCO to launch cruise route in South China Sea 

      Reuters (Malaya, June 22, 2016, on page A9)
      State-owned China COSCO Shipping Corp plans to launch cruise trips in the South China Sea next month, with the first route to travel from Sanya city in the country's southeast to the disputed Paracel Islands, state media ...
    • DA sees potential in eel industry 

      (Malaya, February 25, 2015, on page A2)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources(BFAR) is eyeing capital from local and foreign investors for the development of the eel industry in the country. Foreign direct investment is being encouraged by the department ...
    • Dapitan City to participate in DRT Show Taiwan 

      (Malaya, May 4, 2016, on page 7)
      In line with her administration's bid continuously showcase Dapitan City as among the competitively breathtaking diving havens in Asia with its pristine virgin and untouched marine gems in captivating marine sanctuaries, ...
    • DFA photos shows Sino building up reef on PH waters 

      Quismundo, Tarra (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 16, 2014, on page A19)
      China's reclamation of land on Mabini Reef (Johnson South Reef) in the West Philippine Sea is a progressive undertaking and is likely for military use, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. Military ...
    • DFA: no Asean member pushed China issue 

      Montemayor, Jocelyn (Malaya, May 3, 2017, on page B1-B6)
      None of the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) “strongly pushed” for the inclusion of the issue of China’s massive reclamation and militarization activities in the South China during the recently ...
    • Duterte allows Chinese ships in Philippine waters 

      Mata, Nestor (Malaya, March 16, 2017, on page B5)
      President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has agreed to allow Chinese surveillance ships into Philippine waters. Duterte said there was no incursion, particularly in Benham Rise, an underwater landmass off the east coast of Luzon and ...
    • Duterte to China: Relax, no weapon in PH-occupied areas 

      Montemayor, Jocelyn; Reyes, Victor (Malaya, April 11, 2017, on page B1-B6)
      President Duterte yesterday urged China to “relax” as he said he meant no harm when he ordered the military to start occupying islands within the countries’ territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). He said ...
    • Duterte: Collision a 'maritime incident': Says no need to send Navy vessels to Recto Bank 

      Montemayor, Jocelyn; Reyes, Victor; Nonato, Vince (Malaya, June 18, 2019, on page B1-B3)
      President Duterte yesterday downplayed as a "maritime incident" the ramming of the Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese fishing vessel at the Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea last week, and said there ...
    • 'Is China really a friend?' 

      Nonato, Vince; Vigilia, Wendell (Malaya, June 14, 2019, on page B1-B6)
      Senators yesterday asked if China could really be considered a "friend" of the Philippines in the wake of the June 9 incident in which the military said a Chinese fishing vessel hit an anchored Filipino fishing boat and ...
    • Lorenzana: China a bully: 'Nothing new in China's peace remark' 

      Reyes, Victor (Malaya, July 31, 2019, on page B1-B3)
      Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday backed survey findings that showed China is the country least trusted by a majority of Filipinos, noting China has been "bullying" the Philippines. China, the Philippines, ...
    • More civilian focus, less military, in South China Sea would ease fears: Chinese paper 

      Reuters (Malaya, November 22, 2018, on page B5)
      China should put more focus on building civilian facilities on islands in the South China Sea and less emphasis on the military to better sooth regional fears about China's intentions, an influential state-run paper said ...
    • No fish story in Abalos wanting to go to Taiwan 

      Hachero, Ashzel (Malaya, October 25, 2012, on page B2)
      Former Commission on Elections chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. yesterday asked two Pasay City courts handling the electoral sabotage charges against him for permission to be allowed to travel to Taiwan for four days next ...