House Deputy Minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate on Tuesday said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that asserting the Philippine sovereignty will result in bloodshed and war is an admission of defeat to China.
Former Supreme Court (SC) Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday (April 14) warned that United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) will “collapse” if China is allowed to push its sweeping claim over the South China Sea.
Chinese vessels gathered near a disputed reef in the South China Sea are “fishing boats” sheltering from poor weather, the foreign ministry said Monday, a day after the Philippines described their presence as an incursion.
Global military spending, driven in part by Chinese naval expansion, reached record levels in 2020 despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic contraction, a British think-tank said on Thursday.
A French nuclear attack submarine was among two navy ships that recently conducted a patrol through the South China Sea, its defence minister announced, in a move likely to anger Beijing, which claims most of the strategic waters as its territory.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday said she welcomed the Department of Foreign Affairs’ filing of a diplomatic protest against China’s new Coast Guard Law allowing its coast guards to open fire at any vessel they consider intruders in disputed areas of the South China Sea.
MANILA – The situation in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) remains volatile due to “certain actions” of both China and the United States to protect their interests in the disputed waters, the country’s military chief said on Tuesday.
The president of polling firm Social Weather Stations (SWS) wants the South China Sea renamed as the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Sea due to its location and the Philippines’ 2016 arbitral win.
MANILA – Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez on Thursday commended President Rodrigo Duterte for raising before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) the country’s arbitral victory over disputed islets and other sea features in the South China Sea.
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