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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: journal journalJun 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

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

Roque: Philippines to protest Chinese taking of Filipinos catch if established

The Philippines will file a protest against the reported taking by Chinese coast guard of the catch of Filipino fishermen on Scarborough Shoal if the incident is "established," a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Duterte on Chinese taking Pinoy fishers catch: It s barter

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday what transpired recently between Filipino fishermen and members of China’s Coast Guard at the Scarborough Shoal was mere barter trade, even as other quarters saw the incident as harassment. Source link link: Duterte on Chinese taking Pinoy fishers' catch: 'It's barter'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 18th, 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

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

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

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

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

Chinese taking giant clams, destroying reefs in Scarborough

If members of the Chinese coast guard have been taking fish from Filipino fishermen in the Scarborough Shoal, Chinese fishermen have been taking giant clams and have destroyed coral reef in the resource-rich area. Source link link: Chinese taking giant clams, destroying reefs in Scarborough.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Malacañang wants China to discipline errant Coast Guard personnel

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said China needs to "discipline" its Coast Guard personnel if proven that they took Filipino fishermen's catch. "China has to discipline the errant Coast Guard [personnel] who take fish because that's unacceptable," said Roque on Monday, June 11, during a Malacañang press ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated 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

Palace insists: Duterte unaware of Ayungin incident

Malacañang affirmed President Duterte’s lack of knowledge on the reported harassment done by Chinese forces to Filipino soldiers in the Ayungin Shoal. Palace insists: Duterte unaware of Ayungin incident Malacañang affirmed President Duterte’s lack of knowledge on the reported harassment done by Chinese forces to Filipino soldiers in the Ayungin Shoal. Source link: Palace insists: Duterte unaware of Ayungin incident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 8th, 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

‘Harassment’ off Ayungin Shoal ‘isolated case’ — Lorenzana

THE reported harassment of a Chinese aircraft on Filipino soldiers aboard a rubber boat off Ayungin Shoal in May was an “isolated case,” Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Thursday. “That is [a]very isolated incident and I think that has been already resolved between the Philippines and China,” Lorenzana told reporters in a chance interview [...] The post ‘Harassment’ off Ayungin Shoal ‘isolated case’ — Lorenzana appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

DU30 not aware of Chinese harassment

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Tuesday night that he was not aware of the reported harassment of Filipino soldiers by Chinese forces at Ayungin Shoal last May. “I don’t know about that incident. I was busy talking to Korean officials. What kind of harassment?” Duterte said in a press briefing….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Duterte denies knowledge about Ayungin incident

President Duterte said he has no knowledge of the reported harassment on Filipino soldiers by Chinese forces in the Ayungin Shoal, despite Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano saying last week that Duterte gave him ‘strong instructions’ regarding the issue. Duterte denies knowledge about Ayungin incident President Duterte said he has no knowledge of the reported… link: Duterte denies knowledge about Ayungin incident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018