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Most Pinoys want Chinese fishermen destroying West Philippine Sea resources arrested — SWS

Majority of Filipinos want the government to “arrest and prosecute” Chinese fishermen destroying the marine wealth in the West Philippine Sea, a new Social Weather Stations survey released Friday found......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2019

Carpio inhibits from kalikasan writ hearing on WPS

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has inhibited from the environmental protection case filed with the Supreme Court (SC) by Zambales and Palawan fishermen aimed at compelling the government to protect marine resources in the West Philippine Sea and stop Chinese environmental depredation in Philippine waters......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

Supreme Court to national government: Protect WPS marine environment

The Supreme Court (SC) has granted a petition of fishermen and a group of lawyers for the issuance of a Writ of Kalikasan directing the government to actively protect the West Philippine Sea and stop the degradation of its marine resources by the Chinese......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

‘Bilateral talks with China still best option’

President Duterte is sticking to diplomatic means in asserting the country’s rights over the West Philippine Sea where the Chinese have expanded their military presence and restricted the activities of Filipino fishermen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

‘Bilateral talks with China still best option’

President Duterte is sticking to diplomatic means in asserting the country’s rights over the West Philippine Sea where the Chinese have expanded their military presence and restricted the activities of Filipino fishermen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

93% of Pinoys say Philippines must regain China-occupied islands

Nine in every 10 Filipinos believe that it is important for the Philippines to regain control of Chinese-occupied islands in the West Philippine Sea, according to a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

Fishermen claim deception in ‘kalikasan’ petition

Several fishermen in Palawan and Zambales yesterday claimed they were deceived by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) in filing the Supreme Court (SC) petition seeking to compel the government to protect disputed shoals in the West Philippine Sea from Chinese poachers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2019

THE SINKING OF GEM-VER: Barko! May babanggang barko!

On June 9, 2019 Philippine fishing boat Gem-Ver was anchored near Recto Bank, ready for deep-sea fishing in the West Philippine Sea. They planned to remain there for 12 days. On the 9th day, a Chinese vessel rammed, sank, and abandoned Gem-Ver and its fishermen in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2019

Fishermen withdraw from ‘kalikasan’ petition

The government’s chief lawyer yesterday moved for the withdrawal of a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the government to protect marine resources in the West Philippine Sea, saying 19 fishermen listed as petitioners had already backed out......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2019

Panelo disputes Locsin, Nograles on WPS issue

Despite the seemingly varying opinions coming from two alter egos of the President, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo reiterated yesterday that the verbal agreement between President Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping remains in force with regard to allowing Chinese fishermen in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2019

‘China needs to ensure safety of Pinoy fishers’

President Duterte wants fresh assurance from China that Filipino fishermen would remain safe in the South China Sea and West Philippine Sea, including in and around Recto Bank where a Filipino fishing boat sank after being hit by a Chinese vessel......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

Sotto sees no problem with China fishing in Philippine waters

  MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday, June 27, echoed President Rodrigo Duterte's remark that Chinese fishermen can fish in the West Philippine Sea. Sotto said that the President is being "diplomatic and stern" at the same time on the Recto Bank incident. The oil-rich reef is in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2019

Duterte s remarks on Chinese fishermen in Philippine EEZ worsens situation — Del Rosario

President Rodrigo Duterte's position on allowing Chinese fishermen in Philippine exclusive economic zone will worsen the situation in the West Philippine Sea, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2019

Carpio: Allowing China to fish in Philippines EEZ unconstitutional

President Duterte’s decision to allow Chinese fishermen to trawl in Recto (Reed) Bank in the West Philippine Sea violates the 1987 Constitution, Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio warned Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Justice Carpio refutes Duterte gov t: China can t fish in PH

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio refuted the Duterte government on Tuesday evening, June 25, and said it cannot allow Chinese fishermen to fish in the West Philippine Sea. Carpio issued this statement after Malacañang, interpreting President Rodrigo Duterte, said the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

EDITORIAL - Credible probe

After agreeing to a joint probe, President Duterte is reportedly now willing to have a third party conduct an investigation into the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat after it was hit by a Chinese vessel, which abandoned the fishermen at sea off Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea on June 9......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Del Rosario donates P500,000 to PH fishermen sunk by China

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – While China has not compensated them, former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario donated half a million pesos to the fishermen of Filipino boat Gem-Ver, which a Chinese ship sank in the West Philippine Sea. Del Rosario told Rappler he made the donation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Robredo gives Gem-Ver 1 crew P50,000 each

Vice President Leni Robredo visited the crew of the Philippine fishing boat sunk by a Chinese trawler off Reed Bank in the West Philippine Sea and provided financial assistance to the fishermen Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Mindoro mayor helping fishermen to be suspended for graft

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to implement the 90-day suspension of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin, who has been helping the fishermen whose boat was hit by a Chinese vessel in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

WATCH: Government gives aid to Gem-Ver crew

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – After a Chinese vessel rammed the rear of F/B Gem-Ver, the Filipino fishing boat sank in the middle of the West Philippine Sea and down with it went the livehood of 22 fishermen. The government promised to conduct an inquiry into the incident. It has also provided ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Vietnam skipper narrates rescue

The captain of the Vietnamese ship yesterday corroborated the story of the 22 Filipino fishermen who were rescued near Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea after their boat was hit by a Chinese vessel on June 9......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019