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287 Chinese militia ships scattered across West Philippine Sea — task force
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - May 12, 2021 - 2:08pm
The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea noted that bigger groupings of Chinese maritime militia vessels were seen at Beijing's artificial islands in the area, as well as near Philippine-occupied isl...
Carpio to 'sleeping' Duterte: China is not in possession of West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 30, 2021 - 3:47pm
"Shout out loud so that President Duterte will wake up from his deep sleep under the kulambo and admit to the nation the truth — that China is not in possession of the WPS," Carpio said.
China coast guard ships illegally remain in West Philippine Sea — task force
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 28, 2021 - 10:43am
The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) reported continued illegal presence of three CCG ships in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, one in the municipality of Kalayaan in Palawan and another one...
China insists sovereignty over Panatag Shoal, Pag-asa Island amid Philippine coast guard drills
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 27, 2021 - 12:53pm
"We urge the relevant side to respect China's sovereignty and rights and interests, and stop actions complicating the situation and escalating disputes," Wang said.
Chinese vessels in Julian Felipe Reef came from same port as ship that sank Gem-Ver — think tank
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 22, 2021 - 9:25am
The remaining ships in Julian Felipe Reef have the same name as the Chinese vessel that rammed into fishing boat Gem-Ver in Recto (Reed) Bank and left 22 Filipino fishermen floating at sea for hours before being...
In photos: Chinese maritime militia ships remain in Julian Felipe Reef
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 15, 2021 - 4:05pm
The photos were taken by personnel of the PCG's BRP Cabra (MRRV-4409) from April 13 to 14.
Locsin orders filing of another diplomatic protest as 240 Chinese ships swarm West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 14, 2021 - 8:34am
According to the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea, an estimated 240 Chinese vessels are scattered in several features in the territorial waters of Kalayaan, Palawan as of April 11.
DFA summons Chinese envoy over lingering ships in West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 13, 2021 - 1:35pm
(Updated) In a statement release Tuesday, the DFA said it expressed "displeasure over the illegal presence of Chinese vessels in the coral reef off the coast of Bataraza, Palawan.
Chinese coast guard, navy boats chasing civilian boat in West Philippine Sea 'unjustifiable' — expert
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 13, 2021 - 10:23am
Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, said such action from the China Coast Guard ship is an attempt to exercise jurisdiction over a Philippine...
Chinese missile boats drive away Filipino TV crew in West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 9, 2021 - 9:55am
ABS-CBN News' Chiara Zambrano reported that she and her crew were supposed to visit Ayungin Shoal, where the Philippine Navy maintains its presence through BRP Sierra Madre. The Filipino boat, however, failed to...
No plan of permanent presence? Move ships out of West Philippine Sea, Locsin tells China
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - April 8, 2021 - 10:42am
"Then tell them to move out. All of them. If they're really fishing the fish are all gone; they're just fouling the water with waste. Nobody fishes by lashing ships together," Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin...
Chinese ships remain in Julian Felipe Reef, disperse to other West Philippine Sea areas
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 31, 2021 - 3:35pm
The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea reported that 115 Chinese militia ships have been located in Chigua (Kennan) Reef and 45 vessels in Pag-asa (Thitu) Island.
Chinese ships mooring in Julian Felipe Reef since December 2020 — report
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 26, 2021 - 12:59pm
Satellite images released by US-based Simularity showed that a large number of Chinese ships have been "mooring, arriving and departing" at the coral reef since mid-December last year.
Satellite photos show China's construction on Subi Reef while ships swarm Julian Felipe Reef
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 25, 2021 - 12:46pm
Satellite images dated March 7, 2021 show new Chinese construction on Subi Reef on the same day that the Philippine government confirmed the presence of over 200 Chinese militia ships in Julian Felipe Reef.
China's vaccine donations 'soften blow' while maritime militia swarms Julian Felipe Reef — Carpio
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 24, 2021 - 10:47am
"It's possible that China is encroaching on our maritime zone but softening it by sending us vaccines, by donating to us vaccines. It's part of their PR effort to soften the blow but we should not fall for that,"...
Chinese fleet in West Philippine Sea similar to purpose-built maritime militia vessels — analyst
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 23, 2021 - 10:12am
The 220 ships photographed in the coral reef in the West Philippine Sea look and operate like the steel-hulled vessels that lead the Sansha City Maritime Militia.
Philippines protests hundreds of Chinese ships swarming West Philippine Sea reef
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 22, 2021 - 7:42am
"I got the coordinates, so to speak. And relayed to my legal artillery, “Fire at will.” Shell should be flying at first light. I don’t usually announce maneuvers but it seems everybody is baring...
Over 200 Chinese militia ships spotted in West Philippine Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 21, 2021 - 10:30am
The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea said it has received a report from the Philippine Coast Guard about the presence of Chinese vessels seen in line formation at the Whitsun or Julian Felipe Reef...
Pentagon report shows China is the biggest challenge to FONOPs in 2020
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 18, 2021 - 11:35am
Beijing appears to be the top violator of the Convention on the Law of the Sea with the most multiple operational challenges in the East and South China Seas
Revived 'Quad' alliance affirms commitment to 'meet challenges' in South China Sea
by Patricia Lourdes Viray - March 16, 2021 - 3:51pm
This was the first meeting of the top leaders of the four countries, known as "Quad," initially formed as a counterweight to China's influence in the Indo-Pacific.
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