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No protest, but Philippines to discuss Scarborough corals with China

Amid calls to file a new arbitration case against China for the destruction of coral reefs in Scarborough Shoal, the Philippine government insisted that doing so would "reverse" the country's "diplomatic gains.".....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 13th, 2018

Sue China for destroying corals in Panatag Shoal – Carpio

MANILA, Philippines – Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio urged the Philippine government to sue China for destroying corals in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) as recently exposed in a GMA News report. In a statement sent on Tuesday, June 12, Carpio said the Philippines "should file a new ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Fisherfolk slam China on eve of Independence Day

MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk-members of activist group Akbayan trooped to the Chinese consulate in Makati City on Monday, June 11, to slam China's reported thievery and harassment of Filipinos in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters called on Filipinos to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Philippines prepares protest vs China over Panatag

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is preparing to formally protest China’s plan to install a radar station at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in violation of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2017

PHL Coast Guard off to Beijing to tackle issues on patrol, fishing

REPRESENTATIVES of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) as well as the Department of Agriculture (DA) are set to travel to China in July to discuss with their Chinese counterparts the issues on patrolling and fishing in the disputed West Philippine Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said. The post PHL Coast Guard off to Beijing to tackle issues on patrol, fishing appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 17th, 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

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

Shoal incident ‘fish thievery’ — Roque

THE Philippines is not conceding to China the country’s legal rights to fish in Scarborough Shoal, Malacañang said yesterday, even calling “fish thievery” the taking by Chinese Coast Guard officers of the catch of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea. “We do not concede,” Roque said in a Palace….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated 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

Philippines, China, Vietnam can sign common agreement on fishing — Carpio

The Philippines has several options on how to deal with the situation in Scarborough Shoal, including signing a common agreement with China and Vietnam, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Malacañang: No to costly suit vs China over damaged reefs

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Wednesday, June 13, thumbed down calls to sue China over destroyed coral reefs in Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal, as taking legal action would be costly and would "reverse the diplomatic gains" of the Philippines.  Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque issued the statement in response to the recommendation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Drilon to Cayetano: Protest Chinese coast guard s actions vs Filipino fishermen

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday urged Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to take a tougher stance against China and formally file a protest after Chinese coastguard members allegedly seized the catch of Filipino fishermen in Scarborough Shoal last month. Source link link: Drilon to Cayetano: Protest Chinese coast guard's actions vs Filipino fishermen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Philippines urged to seek damages for China s destruction of Scarborough coral reefs

The Philippines should once again file a new case seeking for compensation following Chinese fishermen's destruction of coral reefs on Panatag or Scarborough Shoal, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Philippines urged to seek damages for China& apos;s destruction of Scarborough coral reefs - Philippine Star

Philippines urged to seek damages for China's destruction of Scarborough coral reefs - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 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

IN PHOTOS: Militant groups protest at Chinese consulate

MANILA, Philippines – Despite inclement weather,  members of several militant groups stormed the Chinese consulate in Makati City Tuesday morning, June 12. (READ:  [OPINION] Joint development in West PH Sea: An idea whose time has come ) “Today is #Hindipendence day. Freedom remains an illusion under the helm of a cheap dictator-wannabe who shamelessly kowtows to foreign superpowers like China and US, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Philippines asks China to stop coast guard from taking fishermen’s catch in Scarborough

MANILA — The Philippines said on Monday it has asked Beijing to stop the Chinese coast guard from taking the catch of Filipino fishermen in the disputed Scarborough Shoal, describing such actions as unacceptable. Local broadcaster GMA News last week aired a report that said Chinese coast guard patrols had made a habit of taking the best catches […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

China to Apply Law Vs. ‘Violators’ at Scarborough Shoal: DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Chinese government assured the Philippines that it will “apply the law very harshly” to violators of the fishing agreement at the Bajo de Masinloc (BDM) or the Scarborough Shoal, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Sunday. The statement comes after a video of Chinese nationals appearing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

PHL should file protest vs. China if harassment validated –Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said that a protest against China should be filed if the alleged harassment of the Chinese Coast Guard on Filipinos fishing in the disputed Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal off Zambales has been validated. Source link link: PHL should file protest vs. China if 'harassment' validated –Lorenzana.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

China assures PH on fishing accord

CHINA assured the Philippines that it will "apply the law very harshly" to violators of the fishing agreement at the Bajo de Masinloc (BDM) or the Scarborough Shoal, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Sunday. Cayetano said the issue was brought up by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella during a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018