Category Archives: West Philippine Sea

Authorities closely monitoring activities in West Philippine Sea

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | Written by

Malacanang on assured that authorities are keeping a close watch on activities in the West Philippine Sea. Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said the safety of the public is the government’s main concern as he noted the recent warning issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). The CAAP on Saturday alerted aircraft pilots…Read More »

US flies spy aircraft over West PH sea

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Written by

The US military conducted a surveillance mission over the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) last Saturday led by its Pacific Fleet chief, despite rising tension over the territory. Reports said Pacific Fleet commander Admiral Scott Swift led the seven-hour mission on board a P-8A Poseidon plane, America’s newest spy plane, to witness first-hand the full range of the…Read More »

UN court sets 1st hearing on PH sea case vs China

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | Written by

The Philippines will present its case against China’s claim over the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) starting July 7 before The Hague. The Philippines’ case, which was lodged in January 2013 at the Netherlands-based UN court, seeks to declare China’s claim invalid and against the UN Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which both countries have ratified.…Read More »

Palace denies offering Sabah to Malaysia to bolster case vs China

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 | Written by

Malacanang has denied a report saying the Philippines has dropped its Sabah claim to gain Malaysia’s support in the territorial dispute case filed against China before the United Nations. “Absolutely, no truth to that information that there’s a supposed quid pro quo to drop the Sabah claim,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an report. Valte was referring…Read More »

PH to raise China’s ‘provocation’ at ASEAN meet

Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Written by

by Carlos Maningat President Benigno Aquino III said he will urge fellow leaders at the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional meeting in Myanmar to address the threat posed by China’s territorial claims over most of the South China. While not all members of the ASEAN are locked in territorial disputes with China, Aquino said China’s actions to…Read More »

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