Posts Tagged South China Sea

PH Defense chief says China trespassing in Ayungin Shoal

Robie de Guzman   •   November 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday reiterated that the Philippines has sovereign rights over Ayungin Shoal (also called Second Thomas Shoal) following China’s...

Philippines agrees to resume joint marine scientific research expedition with Vietnam

Maris Federez   •   November 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and Viet Nam on Wednesday (November 17) held the 9th Joint Permanent Working Group on Maritime and Ocean Concerns (JPWG-MOC). In a statement, the Department...

Duterte renews call for regional unity to attain peace, stability in South China

Robie de Guzman   •   October 27, 2021

President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his call for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to remain united in pursuing peace, stability, and prosperity in the South China Sea, Malacañang...

DND verifying report on alleged presence of a Chinese ship off Zambales

Robie de Guzman   •   August 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday said it is verifying reports on the alleged presence of a Chinese research ship that was spotted near Panatag...

Locsin says arbitral award on South China Sea is ‘final’ ; urges nations to follow rule of law

Marje Pelayo   •   June 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. on Wednesday (June 23) maintained that the arbitral award that clarified the Philippines’ maritime rights in the South China Sea is...

Palace tells Filipino fishermen to stay in WPS despite China’s fishing ban

Robie de Guzman   •   May 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Thursday urged Filipino fishermen to stay in the Philippines’ traditional fishing grounds despite China’s imposition of fishing moratorium in the South China Sea. Presidential Spokesperson...

China ‘no business’ telling PH forces to stop exercises in West Philippine Sea — DND

Robie de Guzman   •   April 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of  National Defense (DND) on Wednesday stressed that China has no legal basis to stop Philippine authorities from conducting maritime patrols and other activities in...

PH, US defense chiefs tackle West Philippine Sea situation, regional security issues

Robie de Guzman   •   April 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III on Sunday (April 11) discussed the situation in the West Philippine Sea and some...

PH, US discuss concerns over Chinese presence in WPS, anti-Asian violence

Robie de Guzman   •   April 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in a phone call, discussed their concerns over the presence of Chinese vessels...

PH Military to probe alleged China harassment of TV crew in West Philippine Sea

Robie de Guzman   •   April 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been ordered to conduct an investigation into the alleged harassment of Chinese vessels on a Filipino television crew in...

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