AFP vows West Philippine Sea patrols amid China boat swarm

The Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday reassured the public that it is continuously patrolling the country’s territorial waters in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 13th, 2022

China opposes joint patrols in West Philippine Sea, more EDCA sites

China strongly opposed yesterday joint patrols in the West Philippine Sea and expanded United States access to Philippine military bases, calling the moves part of Washington’s efforts to encircle and contain Beijing through its military alliance with the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2023

China says US using MDT for intimidation

China has slammed the United States for raising the Mutual Defense Treaty with the Philippines “to intimidate” Beijing as it defended the aggressive actions of its coast guard patrols against Filipino vessels in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2023

Duterte touts ‘win-win cooperation with China amid West Philippine Sea policy criticism

President Rodrigo Duterte celebrated the country's "win-win" relationship with China as one that will lead to "greater peace, progress, and prosperity," even as the regional power flouts protests from Manila and continues to deploy its ships to the West Philippine Sea. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Japan Prime Minister backs Duterte on West Philippine Sea

Amid the concerns over the West Philippine Sea, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has expressed support for President Duterte’s stance, aired before the United Nations General Assembly last year, that the 2016 arbitral ruling that invalidated China’s claims in disputed waters should be respected in the international arena......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

Rody puts China on notice

President Duterte declared Friday the Philippines would not pull out its ships from the West Philippine Sea and continue its maritime patrols there, in his strongest statement yet on the country’s territorial dispute with China, which has more than 200 vessels in the area......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

‘Only Duterte can curse’: Palace says Locsin sorry for Twitter rant vs China

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has apologized for swearing at China on Twitter amid escalating tensions over the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang said Tuesday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Palace: Let Duterte pursue ‘calibrated, calculated’ foreign policy on West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Sunday told critics, particularly retired Senior Justice Antonio Carpio and former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario, to let President Rodrigo Duterte pursue his “careful, calibrated, and calculated” foreign policy amid the latest China’s aggressions in the West Philippine Sea. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque was responding to the rebukes of […] The post Palace: Let Duterte pursue ‘calibrated, calculated’ foreign policy on West Philippine Sea appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Chinese coast guard, navy boats chasing civilian boat in West Philippine Sea unjustifiable — expert

Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, said such action from the China Coast Guard ship is an attempt to exercise jurisdiction over a Philippine vessel in the Philippine EEZ and continental shelf......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Phl-U.S. Balikatan war games resumes amid China’s sea swarming

Military forces of the Philippines and United States are set to resume their annual “Balikatan” exercises tomorrow (Monday) amid continuing presence by a large number of Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Armed Forces chief, told reporters that the exercises will involve more than 1,000 Filpino soldiers and about 700 American […] The post Phl-U.S. Balikatan war games resumes amid China’s sea swarming appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Progressives say ‘Atin ang Pinas’ amid increasing China presence in PH waters

Filipino progressives marked today’s commemoration of the Day of Valor with a firm stand against the increasing Chinese militia presence in the country’s territory in the disputed waters of the West Philippine Sea. The post Progressives say ‘Atin ang Pinas’ amid increasing China presence in PH waters appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

PH options open; US warns China

The Defense department said Thursday it was keeping “all our options open” as Washington warned Beijing against increasing aggressive moves in the region amid the presence of Chinese vessels at the Julian Felipe Reef – part of the country’s exclusive economic zone – and other parts of the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Damage caused by China in West Philippine Sea could affect food security — scientists

The warning comes as hundreds of ships suspected to be part of China's maritime militia continue to swarm reefs and artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea, the part of the South China Sea within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2021

China to donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to PH — Palace

Malacañang said Saturday that the Chinese government will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines as the two countries reaffirmed ties and cooperation against the pandemic. Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (DFA OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT/ MANILA BULLETIN) The Office of the President (OP) made the statement as Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi made a 40-minute courtesy call to President Duterte in Malacañang Saturday. In a statement, the OP said that Wang assured Duterte of China’s commitment to support the Philippines’ efforts to combat COVID-19, a disease that originated in Wuhan, China. “He (Wang) announced that China will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines. He likewise affirmed China’s resolve to do everything to ensure that vaccines become a global good,” Malacañang said. According to Malacañang, Duterte lauded the continued high-level engagement between the Philippines and China even amid the pandemic and stressed the importance of both sides delivering on the promises of the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation. Duterte stressed that cooperation on public health must be strengthened, particularly access to safe and effective vaccines, to safeguard the health of the people and in order to hasten the economic recovery of both nations and their neighboring countries. “The recovery of nations… sits on the back of stronger economies,” Duterte told Wang. “China plays a very key role in reviving our region’s economy. Let us do all we can to revive economic activities between the Philippines and China,” he added. Malacañang said that Duterte thanked China for its continuing support and cooperation in the country’s fight against COVID-19 in terms of medical equipment and supplies and sharing of experiences and expertise as well as in the repatriation of Filipinos. Economic cooperation Wang declared that China will continue to support the Philippines’ recovery through enhanced economic cooperation. He likewise reiterated his country’s determination to complete pending infrastructure projects. The Palace said that Wang underscored China’s commitment under President Xi Jinping to work closely with the Philippines to sustain the positive trajectory of the valued and special bilateral relations. At the start of his presidency in 2016, Duterte has expressed his desire to build stronger relations with China — even temporarily setting aside the country’s victory over the West Philippine Sea in The Hague to make it happen......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Galvez, Austin hit China’s deployment in West Philippine Sea

The defense chiefs of the Philippines and the United States have again sounded the alarm over the escalating provocative activities of China in the South China Sea and the West Philippine Sea, including the deployment of a warship and more coast guard and militia vessels......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2023

At Ground Level | US-Phl troops prepare for possible war with China

Live-fire training, using naval artillery gunfire and aviation rockets and bombs to sink a vessel in the West Philippine Sea, where China continues its aggressive maneuvers. And the first live-firing here of a US Patriot missile as part of a drill in coastal defense. The post At Ground Level | US-Phl troops prepare for possible war with China appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 18th, 2023

US-Phl troops prepare for possible war with China

Live-fire training, using naval artillery gunfire and aviation rockets and bombs to sink a vessel in the West Philippine Sea, where China continues its aggressive maneuvers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2023

S& P unit upgrades Philippine growth forecast

The Philippine economy may grow by 5.8 percent this year, faster than its earlier 5.6 percent projection, due to sustained consumption and amid expectations of a rebound in China’s growth, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2023

Chinese shoo away PCG plane with journalists in South China Sea

A Philippine Coast Guard aircraft carrying journalists was ordered to “leave immediately” by a Chinese coast guard ship as the plane flew over the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2023

Philippines Launches Strategy of Publicizing Chinese Actions

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine coast guard has launched a strategy of publicizing aggressive actions by China in the disputed South China Sea, which has countered Chinese propaganda and sparked international condemnation that has put Beijing under the spotlight, a Philippine official said Wednesday.Manila's coast guard has intensified patrols in the disputed waters and taken extra efforts to document and p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 9th, 2023