Tag Archives: WEST PHILIPPINE SEA

LOCSIN: PH terminated oil exploration talks with China

The Philippines was the one that initiated the termination of oil exploration talks with China, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. revealed Thursday.In his speech during the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Foundation Day, Locsin said both sides tried to negotiate for… Read More

SEA ROW WON’T HINDER POSSIBLE PH-CHINA JOINT OIL DEAL

  The ongoing maritime row between the Philippines and China will not hinder plan to possibly hold a joint exploration for oil and gas resources in the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS), Malacañang said on Tuesday.“Kaya nga po mayroong usapin na habang hindi pa nareresolba… Read More Also Read: CHINA EXPLORING OIL … Continue reading Sea row won’t hinder possible PH-China joint oil deal→

CHINA EXPLORING OIL IN DISPUTED SOUTH CHINA SEA

Chinese scientists drill in contested area amid rising tensions Chinese scientists have carried out deep-sea drilling in the disputed South China Sea to obtain sediment core, according to state media, a move that is expected to fuel tensions in the region. They retrieved the sediment core – measuring 231 metres (758 feet) – using a Chinese-made drilling … Continue reading CHINA EXPLORING OIL IN DISPUTED SOUTH CHINA SEA→

CHINA BLOCKS ENTRANCE TO AYUNGIN SHOAL WITH BOUYS

DFA files new protest vs. illegal Chinese activities in Ayungin

  The Philippine government has filed another diplomatic protest over China’s activities in the Ayungin Shoal, including the installation of buoys blocking its entrance.In a report dated June 10, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Chinese Coast Guard vessels have shadowed… Read More

US stands with PH to uphold rules, int’l law in SCS

The United States supports the Philippines “completely” to ensure its sovereignty and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.In a recent media roundtable, visiting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said this US commitment is part of its Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the… Read More

PH credible defense posture boosted under Duterte admin: DND

 Outgoing Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has worked hard for the Philippines to attain a credible defense posture to protect its vast maritime territories.”The Department also steadily worked towards… Read More

DFA FILES ANOTHER PROTEST VS. CHINA INCURSION INTO PHILIPPINE TERRITORY

100 Chinese vessels returns to Julian Felipe

MANILA – Some 100 illegal Chinese vessels had returned to Julian Felipe Reef, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday.In a statement, the agency said the swarming took place two months ago, prompting officials to lodge another diplomatic protest on April 4, barely a year after… Read Mor

 DUTERTE, XI JINPING to discuss possible spillover of Russia-Ukraine crisis to Asia

Virtual meeting set on April 8

The scheduled meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 8 will only be held virtually, Malacañang said on Friday.This, after Duterte announced Thursday that he is set to hold a dialogue with Xi next week in light of the possible… Read More