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Aquino praises Navy ardor despite limited resources

President Benigno Aquino at the Naval Forces West in Puerto Princesa Palawan during the 116th founding Anniversary of the Phil. Navy, tuesday , fronting the Ulugan bay, Ulugan Bay in Puerto Princesa City, which is fronting disputed areas in the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ/INQUIRER

President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday paid tribute to members of the Philippine Navy, thanking them for never giving up despite the government’s limited resources.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino to fly to Palawan for Navy show of force


President Benigno Aquino III is set to fly to Palawan on Tuesday to witness a military show of force amid the country’s raging territorial dispute with Beijing, which is claiming around 80 percent of the South China Sea.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Beijing sends evacuation ships to Vietnam

In this May 7, 2012 file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, CNOOC 981, the first deep-water drilling rig developed in China, is pictured at 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea. AP

China is sending five ships to Vietnam to speed up the evacuation of its citizens following deadly anti-Chinese riots over Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in disputed waters.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

School kids receive letters from soldiers in loneliest outpost


What do soldiers in the country’s loneliest outpost do to kill time? They write letters to schoolchildren. The BRP Sierra Madre, a rusting former naval supply ship marooned on the disputed Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal), shelters a handful of Marines as the country’s first line of defense against China’s bold thrust to take control of the entire South China Sea.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vietnam groups call for more anti-China protests

Vietnamese protesters hold banners during a protest rally against China outside the Chinese Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Around 100 people gathered and protested China’s deployment of an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea, in the country's commercial capital. Vietnamese anger toward China is running at its highest level in years after Beijing deployed the oil rig in the disputed water. AP

Vietnamese civil society groups have called for renewed demonstrations against China in several cities Sunday after Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig in contested South China Sea waters triggered the worst anti-China unrest in decades.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »