By TESSA JAMANDRE EVEN before the diplomatic tension created by the Aug. 23 hostage crisis has subsided, President Beningo Aquino III will have to deal with another strain on the country’s relationship with China: the dormant yet sensitive issue of the contested Spratly Islands. The Spratlys dispute will be high on the agenda when Aquino […]
Categories Editor's Pick South China Sea: Waters of Contention
Categories Editor's Pick News South China Sea: Waters of Contention
SIX islands occupied by the Philippines in the disputed Spratly Islands Groups are covered by two controversial joint seismic monitoring agreements among the Philippines, China and Vietnam that have come under fire for purportedly “sacrificing” Philippine interests in exchange for huge loans from Beijing.