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Philippines asks China to explain debris in West PH Sea | The wRap

The wRap highlights: PH asks China, Anwar Ibrahim, and SB19.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerNov 25th, 2022

China asks Philippines to stop activities, exercises in West Philippine Sea

China reasserted its claim of sovereignty over islets and land features in the West Philippine Sea and asked Manila to stop its activities in the resource-rich waters......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Philippines studying China proposal for fishing partnership in West Philippine Sea

The Philippines is studying the proposal of the Chinese government to have a fishery cooperation agreement in the disputed South China Sea, National Security Adviser Clarita Carlos said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2023

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:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2022

Win-win cooperation

PEACE-MAKER Jose de Venecia Jr.Former Speaker of the House Lebanon and Israel, two countries technically at war, signed several days ago a historic agreement settling their years-long maritime border conflict involving oil and gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. The accord will raise huge revenues and ease tensions not only between the two countries but in the region. Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said it “will strengthen Israel’s security, inject billions into Israel’s economy, and ensure stability of our northern border.” It will also contribute greatly to Lebanon’s economic recovery and political stability as the country has been beset with financial difficulties for three years now. On the maritime disputes, the one that is causing grave concern is in the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea, sparked by the raging disagreement and conflicting sovereignty claims. But we have repeatedly pointed out that there is the potential for a peaceful settlement. We had the privilege to officially propose in 2004-2005, then as speaker of the house, the three-nation Seismic Agreement officially signed and undertaken by Manila, Beijing and Hanoi. Its aim was to assess the area’s potential for oil/gas exploration and development preparatory to drilling and create the environment for peace and cooperation. Hydrocarbon specialists of the three countries pronounced the area’s prospects as “promising.” We explained that the rival nations could convert the area from one of conflict into a zone of peace, friendship, cooperation, and development. We must find ways and means to jointly develop its oil/gas potential to help lessen our expensive common dependence on distant petroleum sources in the Persian/Arab Gulf of the Middle East. Imagine the potential for peace in the heartland of the West Philippine Sea if we undertake a joint development of its resources. From an area of conflict, it could be transformed into a landscape and seascape of small seaports, airports and oil pipelines. Fishing villages and small tourism townships could rapidly rise and the contested areas could become the untrammeled passage way for global shipping, carrying more than 50 percent of the sea freight of the world. We have always pointed out that this is perhaps the most realistic, most common-sensical solution to the problem and which could be joined by Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Taiwan; and could also be the same formula for the dangerous problem between China and Japan in the tiny isles in the Senkaku Straits or Diaoyu in the East China Sea. A history of conflict avoidance and joint development involving rival nations abound, perhaps as a result of intelligent, creative, humble, and pragmatic diplomacy. In the Norwegian Ekofisk oil field in the North Sea, which we visited when we were president of the Petroleum Association of the Philippines in the 1970s, the discovered oil in the sea goes even now to Norway and to Teeside, England and the natural gas goes to Germany. The oil in the Caspian Sea countries is shared by Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan and others, because among them, there is demarcation and practical mutual understanding and goodwill. The 2006 agreement between giant Australia and tiny East Timor share the hydrocarbons in the South Pacific in the waters just below Darwin and on the southeast side of Asia’s newest republic. The 1989 deal between Malaysia and Thailand enabled them to jointly develop their disputed waters in the Gulf of Thailand. The Guinea-Bissau and Senegal accord of 1993 helped the concerned countries develop their disputed areas. The border conflicts in Asia are more explosive, seemingly more intractable – between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, between India and China in their common mountainous region, between Azerbaijan and Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh, among others. However, even as dangerous a dispute as one between Russia and China, which led the two countries involving hundreds of thousands of their troops poised to pounce on each other in the brink of war, did not explode into full-scale bloody confrontation because of prudence. The conflict was over a territory in the vicinity of the Ussuri (Wusuli) river in the eastern region of the then USSR, north of Vladivostok, in 1969. The surprise 1992 border agreement between China and Russia rapidly resolved their territorial dispute in the Argun and Amur rivers, where China was granted control over Tarabahov Island (Yinlong Island) and about 50 percent of Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island (Heixiazi Island) near Khabarovsk. Asia and the world must never forget one of the foremost leaders in Asian history, China’s “paramount leader” Deng Xiaoping and its President Yang Shangkun and the USSR’s President Boris Yeltsin for the classic Border Agreement between China and Russia that resolved what could have been an explosive and ruinous conflict between the two major powers, with Russia still supported by its satellite states at the time and both already wielding powerful weapons. Indeed, the idea of “win-win cooperation,” of a pragmatic and intelligent sharing of areas and resources could help build a model for lessening tensions and solving conflicts, and avoiding the possibility of war in Asia’s manifold and dangerous flashpoints......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2022

Posibleng joint oil, gas exploration sa Tsina, sinisilip ng Marcos admin

MANILA, Philippines- Pag-aaralan ng administrasyong Marcos ang posibilidad na joint oil at gas exploration sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at China sa West Philippine Sea (WPS). “Pag-aaralan po natin sa ngayon,” ayon Kay Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles. “Ukol sa mga foreign relations natin lalong-lalo na those involving contracts, kailangan pa po ng abiso ng ating Department […] The post Posibleng joint oil, gas exploration sa Tsina, sinisilip ng Marcos admin appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 30th, 2022

Carpio: Pagpapatupad ng Hague ruling sa WPS, ‘di kailangan ipaalam ng Pinas sa Tsina

MANILA, Philippines – HINDI kailangan ng Pilipinas na magpaalam pa sa China para igiit nito ang karapatan sa West Philippine Sea (WPS). “To exert or enforce the arbitral award, the Philippines does not need the consent of China. The arbitral award by itself affirms the PH can exclusively exploit the national resource in the EEZ […] The post Carpio: Pagpapatupad ng Hague ruling sa WPS, ‘di kailangan ipaalam ng Pinas sa Tsina appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 17th, 2022

Grupo sa Marcos admin: Oil, gas exploration talks sa Tsina, ‘wag kagatin

MANILA, Philippines- Dapat umanong ipagpaliban ng administrasyong Marcos ang joint exploration deals sa China at ipaglaban ang soberanya ng Pilipinas sa West Philippine Sea, ayon sa fisherfolk group nitong Lunes. Sinabi ni Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) national chairperson Fernando Hicap na dapat umanong maglabas ni President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ng […] The post Grupo sa Marcos admin: Oil, gas exploration talks sa Tsina, ‘wag kagatin appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 27th, 2022

PH Terminates Joint Oil Exploration Negotiations with China

The Philippines has abandoned all joint oil negotiation talks with China, according to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Thursday. Locsin revealed the latest development in the Philippines’ aim for a better relationship with China over the West Philippine Sea during the DFA Foundation Day. Locsin said further that the Philippines […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2022

Pinas, suportado ng US vs agresibong aksyon ng Tsina sa WPS

MANILA, Philippines- Suportado ng Estados Unidos ang  serye ng protesta ng Pilipinas laban sa aksyon ng China sa  West Philippine Sea partikular na ang ginawang panghaharang ng China sa mga Pilipino sa  resupply missions nito at pagpapadala ng  200  militia vessels sa reef na sakop ng Pilipinas. “We share the Philippines’ concerns regarding the (People’s […] The post Pinas, suportado ng US vs agresibong aksyon ng Tsina sa WPS appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 18th, 2022

F2F diplomacy, tanging solusyon sa agawan ng WPS – Cayetano

MANILA, Philippines- Inihayag ni Senator-elect Alan Peter Cayetano nitong Lunes na “solvable” o kaya namang masolusyonan ang dispute ng Pilipinas at China sa West Philippine Sea basta maumpisahan ang harapang diplomasya para lumamig ang sitwasyon. “The problem is solvable but we have to be committed to it,” pahayag ni Cayetano sa isang panayam sa media […] The post F2F diplomacy, tanging solusyon sa agawan ng WPS – Cayetano appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 13th, 2022

PDu30: ‘We cannot afford fighting with China’

MANILA, Philippines- Naninindigan si Pangulong  Rodrigo Roa Duterte na huwag isuko ang  sovereign rights  nito sa  West Philippine Sea. Subalit binigyang-diin ng Pangulo na malabong sumiklab ang giyera sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at China dahil lamang sa nasabing  usapin. Sa isinagawang commissioning ng  BRP Melchora Aquino (MRV 9702 ) ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ay […] The post PDu30: ‘We cannot afford fighting with China’ appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 12th, 2022

PH Protests China Fishing Ban in WPS, US Backs PH Protest

The Philippines once again filed a diplomatic protest against China on Monday, this time due to a unilateral imposition of a three-and-half-month long fishing ban which includes areas of Philippine sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea. In a diplomatic note dated May 30, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said that the Philippines has “sovereignty, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2022

Phl-China WPS exploration still hangs

Almost a year after the resumption of oil exploration activities in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), the Philippines and China have yet to reach a substantial agreement on the proposed commercial joint development in the resource-rich area. But regardless of the outcome of the negotiation, Department of Energy (DoE) chief Alfonso G. Cusi said the […] The post Phl-China WPS exploration still hangs appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Carpio to Duterte: Ban Chinese fishers from West Philippine Sea

Retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio dared yesterday President Duterte to ban China from fishing within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone in the West Philippine Sea during his last year in office......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

A failure of leadership

Five years ago, the Philippines legally won the South China Sea arbitration case which invalidated China’s claim to historic rights over resources within the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Commentary: How did President Aquino stand up against China?

Internationally, the Philippines, under the administration of President Aquino, was seen as the Asia-Pacific David standing up to the Chinese Goliath in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

Are Carpio and del Rosario hiding anything?

Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and ex-Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario are making a big political publicity gimmick over the on-going territorial dispute between the Philippines and Communist China over areas of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) which, under International Law, belong to the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021

Rama asks private contractor to explain failure to abide with contract

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama has issued a memorandum to explain to a private contractor managing the Barangay Inayawan transfer station over alleged failure to comply to portions of the contracts with the city. In a letter sent on June 29, 2021, Rama asked DOCAST Construction to explain why some […] The post Rama asks private contractor to explain failure to abide with contract appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021

DFA told: Summon China’s envoy anew over reported new ships at West Philippine Sea

Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called on the Department of Foreign Affairs to summon China's envoy to the Philippines anew over the reported presence of its 100 additional ships in the West Philippine Sea. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2021

Retired generals seek unified position on WPS

The Duterte administration’s actions on the West Philippines Sea are confusing to both Filipinos and allies, and weaken the country’s efforts to defend its sovereignty over the resource-rich waters amid China’s moves to control the area, retired generals warned yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021