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Filipino fishermen want full access to lagoon at Panatag Shoal

IBA, Zambales --- Filipino fishermen on Thursday have urged the Philippine government to make an agreement with its Chinese counterpart to give them full access to the lagoon at Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). "Ang panawagan po namin sa Presidente magkaron ng agreement na payagan na po totally namin na ma-access namin yung kabuuan ng shoal kasi limited po ang aming galaw (We call upon the President to have a deal [with China] that would allow us to fully access the shoal because our moves in the area are limited)," said Rolly Bernal, president of Scarborough Fisherfolk Association. The military initiated a consultative dialogue with t...Keep on reading: Filipino fishermen want full access to lagoon at Panatag Shoal.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 14th, 2018

PH-China, SC justice applicants, Passport slots | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: Drilon urges Duterte to review 'appeasement policy' towards China . Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he doesn't care if Filipino fishermen are allowed to fish Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal out of China's  "goodwill,"  as what matters is that they now have access to the shoal's resources. What are the elements of freedom of expression? This was the question asked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Roque on China goodwill in Panatag: What matters is PH can fish there

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he doesn't care if Filipino fishermen are allowed to fish Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal out of China's  "goodwill," as what matters is that they now have access to the shoal's resources. Roque made the statement in a news briefing on Thursday, June 14, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Duterte tells China to probe complaints of PH fishermen

President Rodrigo Duterte skipped diplomatic channels and went directly to Ambassador Zhao Jianhua to relay to China his concerns over the confiscation of Filipino fishermen's catch by Chinese coast guards at Panatag Shoal, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Wednesday.   Speaking in a radio interview about the discussion between Mr. Duterte and Zhao during Independence Day rites in Kawit, Cavite province, on Tuesday, Roque said that given the chance, the President would have gone directly to Chinese President Xi Jinping to remind him that they had an agreement on free access by Filipinos to Panatag Shoal.   The President told Zhao that China should invest...Keep on reading: Duterte tells China to probe complaints of PH fishermen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

PH military encourages fishermen to return to Scarborough

PANGASINAN, Philippines – The Philippine military unit responsible of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal on Wednesday, April 25, hosted a maritime forum to encourage local fishermen to go back to the disputed shoal.  China has had practical occupation of Panatag since 2012 and for several years blocked Filipino fishermen access to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Fishermen fear displacement

CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines – Declaring the lagoon at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal a marine sanctuary might again deprive Filipino fishermen of their right to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2016

De Lima wants Senate probe on harassment of fishers at Panatag Shoal

The administration may have passed off the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen by members of the Chinese coast guard as "barter," but Sen. Leila de Lima wants a Senate inquiry on the situation of the fisherfolk at Panatag Shoal. In her Senate Resolution No. 766, De Lima said that while diplomacy is an important component of foreign policy, the government should "unquestionably" give primacy to the welfare of Filipino fishermen and should assert their rights at any circumstance. "The administration should champion the economic situation of our fisherfolk by standing up for their losses, enforcing mechanisms that boost their profit, and promote sustainable fishing in the disput...Keep on reading: De Lima wants Senate probe on harassment of fishers at Panatag Shoal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Probe harassment of Pinoy fishers, Senate urged

DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima on Saturday urged the Senate to investigate the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen by members of the Chinese Coast Guard in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. De Lima filed Resolution 766 directing the appropriate Senate committee to probe media reports that Chinese Coast Guard personnel have been “habitually taking the catch of [...] The post Probe harassment of Pinoy fishers, Senate urged appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Carpio warns against PH accepting China’s ‘goodwill’ line

  The Philippines may lose its legal right to Panatag Shoal if it accepts China's line that it allows Filipinos to fish there "out of goodwill," acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said on Thursday.   Speaking in an interview on CNN Philippines, Carpio said China's goodwill was "immaterial," as the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in 2016 that Panatag Shoal --- known internationally as Scarborough Shoal --- was a common fishing ground for the Philippines, China and Vietnam.   Commenting on a controversy involving Filipino fishermen and Chinese coast guards, Geng Shuang, spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, earlier told re...Keep on reading: Carpio warns against PH accepting China’s ‘goodwill’ line.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Duterte to Raise Pinoy Fishermen’s Plight to Xi If Necessary

If given the chance, President Rodrigo R. Duterte would raise the issue of Chinese Coast Guard personnel reportedly taking catch from Filipino fishermen in the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to Chinese President Xi Jinping, his spokesman said Wednesday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made this remark two days after meeting three fishermen from Masinloc, Zambales who appealed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

China not a reliable, friendly ally — Gordon

The Philippines should not be "meek" and should have the resolve to tell China that it will not be bullied, Senator Richard Gordon said on Thursday. The senator expressed doubts on the reliability of China as a Philippine ally following recent reports of harassment of Filipino fishermen in the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. "Alliances are best seen by the actions of a people. You are not a reliable ally. Hindi dapat pakialaman yan, you are unfriendly," he said in a statement. Gordon expressed dismay over the "unfriendly" acts of members of the Chinese coast guard, who were caught boarding Filipino boats and seizing the catch of the fishermen in the disputed sea. READ: Chinese E...Keep on reading: China not a reliable, friendly ally — Gordon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

PH Democracy, Scarborough, Independence Day | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: A majority of Filipinos remain satisfied with how democracy is working in the country and prefer it to any other kind of government. China said it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) "out of goodwill." Vice President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Beijing probing sea abuses – envoy

CHINA is investigating its coast guards who last month took the catch of Filipino fishermen at the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines said on Tuesday. Zhao Jianhua called the catch takers “bad apples” and if it was proven that they forcibly took the Filipinos’ catch, he would “throw [them]into the South [...] The post Beijing probing sea abuses – envoy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

China allows Filipinos to fish in Panatag out of goodwill

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – China said on Tuesday, June 12, that it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) "out of goodwill." This negates the claim of Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Sunday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

China vows ‘serious investigation’ into Chinese seizures of fish catch in Philippine waters

China on Monday said it will “seriously” investigate the reported Chinese confiscations of Filipino fishermen's catch at Panatag (Scarborough) shoal, adding that it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in the area “out of goodwill.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Harassment of Pinoy fishers denounced

SENATOR Richard Gordon said it is high time that our government protested the alleged harassment that Filipino fishermen are getting from Chinese coast guards patrolling the area in the Panatag or Scarborough Shoal. Gordon condemned the harassment of the fishermen fishing at the Panatag Shoal as they complained that Chinese….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

China in control of Panatag shoal, say Filipino fishermen

China is in control of Panatag or Scarborough Shoal off Zambales and its coast guards are seizing the best catch of Filipino fishermen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Robredo concerned about harassment of fishermen at Panatag Shoal

Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo from the Leni Robredo Media Bureau Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday expressed concern over the reported harassment of some Filipino fishermen at Panatag Shoa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Palace on Scarborough harassment : We will not take this sitting down

Malacañang on Monday said it will bring to China’s attention the reported confiscation of Filipino fishermen’s catch by the Chinese Coast Guard in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. Source link link: Palace on Scarborough 'harassment': We will not take this sitting down.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Robredo expresses concern over harassment of PH fishermen in Panatag

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday, June 9, expressed concern over an incident at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal involving Filipino fishermen and the China Coast Guard. The China Coast Guard was caught on video taking the catch of Filipino fishermen at Panatag Shoal . Videos of the encounter aired in a GMA News report on Thursday, June ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Schools rankings, Chinese takes fish, Domeng | Midday wRap

  Today on Rappler: UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest Quacquarelli Symonds world university rankings. Videos show the China Coast Guard has been habitually taking the catch of Filipino fishermen in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal off the coast of Zambales province. Domeng now a tropical storm .    Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018