Category Archives: WEST PHILIPPINE SEA

Demand to remove PH ship in Ayungin Shoal ‘unacceptable’: Go

MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go reiterated his call to respect the rule of law, saying the Chinese demand to remove the grounded BRP Sierra Madre from the Ayungin Shoal is “unacceptable.”“I find this demand not acceptable. The Ayungin Shoal is part of the… Read More

Palace hails SC ruling junking petition for mandamus vs. PRRD

MANILA – Malacañang has welcomed the Supreme Court (SC) decision to dismiss a petition seeking to compel President Rodrigo Duterte to defend national territory, including the West Philippine Sea against China incursions.The SC voted unanimously to junk the petition for mandamus filed by… Read More

SC dismisses petition compelling PRRD to defend PH territory

 November 24, 2021, 4:21 pm

MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the presidential prerogative in choosing the best course of action in handling territorial disputes with other countries, particularly in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).In a nine-page decision penned by Associate Justice Rodil Z. Zalameda on June 29… Read More

JAPAN, US CONTINUE TO BACK PHILIPPINE CLAIM OVER WEST PHILIPPINE SEA VS. CHINA

Japan nixes unilateral tries to alter status quo in SCS

MANILA – The Japanese Embassy in Manila said Saturday it “strongly opposes” any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China Seas (SCS).The statement came days after Chinese Coast Guard vessels blocked and fired a water cannon on two Filipino boats en route to the… Read More

US stands with PH over latest Ayungin incident with China

The United States government said Friday it stands with the Philippines in the face of what it described as an “escalation that directly threatens regional peace and stability.”The statement came a day after the Chinese government made a tacit confirmation that its coast guard blocked… Read More

Chinese vessels water cannon Pinoy supply boats in West Philippine Sea

The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), has expressed outrage after three Chinese Coast Guard vessels blocked and water cannoned two Filipino supply boats while en route to Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) this week.The agency said the incident… Read More

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WHOLE OF WEST PHILIPPINE SEA UNDER COUNTRY’S HANDS

PH didn’t surrender “a single inch of territory”

 August 31, 2021

MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday said the Philippines has not surrendered a single inch of territory amid the country’s longstanding dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).Locsin made the statement during the House appropriations committee’s… Read More

CHINA DENIES CHINESE VESSELS DUMPING HUMAN WASTE IN WEST PHILIPPINE SEA

Slams Simularity report

 

July 17, 2021

MANILA – The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Friday night criticized the United States-based firm Simularity for “discrediting” Beijing over its report that called on Chinese ships to stop dumping human waste in the Spratlys.”The Chinese Embassy strongly condemns the said company’s act of… Read More