Tag Archives: WEST PHILIPPINE SEA

DUTERTE: A simple mistake could start a China vs. Taiwan war 

Government keeps neutral stance on row

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte said his administration will remain neutral amid the escalating conflict between China and Taiwan.Duterte said he was relieved that there is no tension in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as it allowed the military and police to provide necessary assistance to… Read More

JAPAN, US CONTINUE TO BACK PHILIPPINE CLAIM OVER WEST PHILIPPINE SEA VS. CHINA

Japan nixes unilateral tries to alter status quo in SCS

MANILA – The Japanese Embassy in Manila said Saturday it “strongly opposes” any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East and South China Seas (SCS).The statement came days after Chinese Coast Guard vessels blocked and fired a water cannon on two Filipino boats en route to the… Read More

US stands with PH over latest Ayungin incident with China

The United States government said Friday it stands with the Philippines in the face of what it described as an “escalation that directly threatens regional peace and stability.”The statement came a day after the Chinese government made a tacit confirmation that its coast guard blocked… Read More

Chinese vessels water cannon Pinoy supply boats in West Philippine Sea

The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), has expressed outrage after three Chinese Coast Guard vessels blocked and water cannoned two Filipino supply boats while en route to Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) this week.The agency said the incident… Read More

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Duterte raises Covid-19 pandemic, SCS issue in Asean summits

ANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte emphasized Tuesday the importance of defeating the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic and settling the South China Sea (SCS) dispute during the 38th and 39th Asean Summits and Related Summits under the chairmanship of Brunei.Duterte made the remarks… Read More

CHINA DENIES CHINESE VESSELS DUMPING HUMAN WASTE IN WEST PHILIPPINE SEA

Slams Simularity report

 

July 17, 2021

MANILA – The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Friday night criticized the United States-based firm Simularity for “discrediting” Beijing over its report that called on Chinese ships to stop dumping human waste in the Spratlys.”The Chinese Embassy strongly condemns the said company’s act of… Read More

Western countries reaffirm Philippine maritime claims in South China Sea

 

July 12, 2021

MANILA – The United States of America (US), the European Union (EU), and several other western countries have reaffirmed their support to the Philippines’ claim in the South China Sea on the fifth anniversary of The Hague’s Arbitral Tribunal ruling.In a statement, Antony Blinken,… Read More