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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

Taiwan protests claim it was source of P6.8-billion shabu

MANILA, Philippines – Taiwan on Wednesday, August 15, voiced its "strongest protest" over reports that it was a source of the P6.8 billion worth of shabu, or the illegal drug methamphetamine, recently smuggled into the Philippines. Filipino officials earlier said the smuggled shabu came from China and Taiwan .  In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Cayetano a political snake amid China row – Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV slammed Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano for questioning his backdoor negotiations with China during the 2012 Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) standoff. In a statement on Sunday, August 5, Trillanes said Cayetano knew about his role as the Philippines' backdoor negotiator with China , which sent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Philippines should urge Chinese cooperation in Scarborough rehab, says expert

The Philippine government should demand that China cooperate in restoring the damaged marine environment of Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, a maritime law expert said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Carpio to DFA: Ask US, Asean to make Scarborough Shoal an official ‘red line’

Acting Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Thursday said the Philippine government should ask the United States and Asean countries to make Scarborough Shoal an 'official red line' in the South China Sea dispute. In international affairs, a red line is a condition set by a certain party. When that condition is violated, the offending party may suffer "severe consequences" that can range from economic sanctions to military actions. Carpio said theUS, a longtime ally of the Philippines, should recognize Scarborough Shoal as part of the Philippine territory for it would be covered by the Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty. "The DFA [Department of Foreign Affairs] should ...Keep on reading: Carpio to DFA: Ask US, Asean to make Scarborough Shoal an official ‘red line’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Robredo seeks peaceful protest vs China moves in West PH Sea

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo urged Filipinos to "peacefully protest" China's behavior in the West Philippine Sea, as "the threat to our sovereignty" is the "most grave and alarming" among the issues the country is facing. "This is the time for us to peacefully protest ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

China’s harvesting of corals, clams perils fisheries in disputed sea

Published: 11:15 a.m., July 10, 2018 | Updated: 1:14 a.m., July 11, 2018 Vast fisheries in the South China Sea are in danger of collapsing in the next decade, as production has reached a plateau, a maritime expert warned on Monday. "Based on available data from different sources, fisheries in the West Philippine Sea as well as the entire South China Sea are in danger of collapse within the next decade or so," Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and the Law of the Sea, said in a policy forum held at the Bayleaf Hotel in Manila. Batongbacal said the state of South China Sea fisheries was alarming, as "in cases of fishery pr...Keep on reading: China’s harvesting of corals, clams perils fisheries in disputed sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Will Uncle Sam defend PH territory at WPS?

“The US may be obliged to come to the Philippines’ aid in the event the Philippines finds itself under attack on Scarborough Shoal at WPS.” Will the United States come to the defense of the Philippines in the event the West Philippine Sea (WPS) becomes a flashpoint among claimant nations, including China? Uncle Sam may […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

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