Posts Tagged Pag-asa Island

AFP chief Sobejana visits Pag-asa Island

Robie de Guzman   •   June 9, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Cirilito Sobejana visited Pag-asa Island amid the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China over the West...

Duterte tells China: Back off from Pag-asa Island

Robie de Guzman   •   April 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has told China to back off from the Pag-asa Island amid reports that hundreds of Chinese vessels have “swarmed” the island, also known as...

No harassment of Filipino fishermen near Pag-asa Island—AFP

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 7, 2019

There are no reported complaints of harassment from the Filipino fishermen near Pag-asa Island according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command (AFP WESCOM). AFP WESCOM Spokesperson Capt....

PHL’s strong defense must remain in the West Philippine Sea, expert says

UNTV News   •   March 6, 2019

The government must maintain its strong defense surrounding the Pag-asa Island and some areas in the West Philippines Sea that are still part of the Philippine territory based on the...

DFA Secretary: Presence of ships alone doesn’t mean anything

UNTV News   •   August 17, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday afternoon said there is no need for the Philippine government to be alarmed on the alleged presence of Chinese...

Repair of Pag-asa Island airstrip to continue despite China’s disapproval – Esperon

UNTV News   •   May 5, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Although China has already manifested that improvements and repairs done by the Philippines on Pag-asa Island are illegal, it will not hinder the government’s plan of renovating...

PH occupation on some islands of West Philippine Sea, illegal – Amb. Zhao Jianhua

admin   •   May 2, 2017

MANILA – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua considers the occupation of the Philippines on some islands in the West Philippine Sea including the Pag-asa Island which is within...

China protests against Sec. Lorenzana’s visit to Pag-asa Island

admin   •   April 24, 2017

MANILA — China is gravely concerned over the visit to Pag-asa Island last Friday of several Philippine government officials led by National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana . Defense Secretary Delfin...

PCG successfully conducts resupply mission on Pag-asa Island

admin   •   August 23, 2016

  MANILA — For the first time since the dispute in the West Philippine Sea erupted between China and the Philippines, the Philippine Coastguard (PCG) has successfully conducted a supply...


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