By Gabriel Cardinoza
DAGUPAN CITY—The town government of Bolinao, Pangasinan, has asked the owners of the sunken ship, MV Harita Bauxite, to immediately stop the vessel’s oil from spilling into the West Philippine Sea to prevent further damaging coastal communities. Lawyer Ayar Montemayor, spokesperson of the Bolinao government, said Mayor Alfonso Celeste had written the ship’s owners [...]
By Norman Bordadora
Sen. Edgardo Angara believes the proposed Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority (Apeco) has taken on a regional strategic value following China’s recent announcement of new rules banning foreign vessels from waters it considers its territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
Desperate families begged for food on Sunday—nearly a week after Typhoon “Pablo” struck and despite earlier assurances by Aquino administration officials in press releases that they had prepositioned emergency supplies in the potential disaster zone.
By Michael Lim Ubac
President Benigno Aquino III extolled national hero Andres Bonifacio for sparking the Philippine revolution for independence from Spain in 1896 despite seeming “insurmountable obstacles.”
By Ramon Tulfo
China’s new policy to board and expel foreign ships entering waters it claims for its own but which are still the subject of dispute with other countries, including the Philippines, is tantamount to a declaration of war.
China has granted its border patrol police the right to board and expel foreign ships entering disputed waters in the South China Sea, including parts known as West Philippine Sea, state media reported on Thursday.
By DJ Yap
As the show of unity within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations appeared to crumble, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Asian leaders to rein in tensions, saying there was no reason to risk an escalation of their territorial disputes.
By Karen Boncocan
Representative Danilo Suarez, minority leader at the House of Representatives, feels that Republican candidate Mitt Romney would have been “more decisive” in resolving the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China.
By Frances Mangosing
Nine fishermen have been reported missing since last week in the southern part of Scarborough Shoal in Zambales, the disputed territory between China and Philippines, the Philippine Coast Guard said Thursday.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is closely monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) that could develop into a tropical depression as it slowly moves toward the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Last week’s flare-up in the Senate involving the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China was evidence of the worsening strife between rival factions in the Aquino administration, party-list lawmakers said Sunday.
By Armand Galang
President Benigno Aquino III on Friday disclosed that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s unofficial talks with the Chinese helped ease tensions between the Philippines and China over Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.
By Norman Bordadora
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Friday accused Sen. Antonio Trillanes of supporting the Chinese position in the search for a solution to the territorial dispute between Manila and Beijing in the West Philippine Sea.