A video falsely claims that the Philippine Navy recently sent warships to challenge Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessels at Panatag Shoal, also known as Bajo de Masinloc. Posted on June 20 by YouTube channel Terong Explained, the video bore this title: “CHINA NAKATIKIM! PH Navy SUMUGOD SA PWESTO Ng China Coast Guard (China gets a […]
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The Philippine government will be submitting to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague this week an almost 300-year-old map of the Philippines showing the disputed Scarborough Shoal being part of Philippine territory as far back as three centuries ago. The map debunks the so-called nine-dash-line China has been using as proof of […]
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By ELLEN TORDESILLAS WHY did it take Armed Forces Chief of Staff Emmanuel Bautista almost a month to tell the President and the Department of Foreign Affairs about the Chinese Coast Guards using water cannons against Filipino fishermen in Bajo de Masinloc? The incident was reported when Bautista told Monday the foreign correspondents in […]
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By ELLEN TORDESILLAS
THE Philippine government decided Tuesday to ask the United Nations arbitration tribunal to declare as illegal China’s nine-dash line map that covers a large part of country’s territory in the South China Sea including the disputed Spratlys group of islands and Bajo de Masinloc.
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SEN. Antonio Trillanes IV acted as the Philippines’ backdoor negotiator with China from April to July this year, communicating with Chinese foreign affairs officials in a role, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said, in which he won “minor successes.” But there were other back channels besides Trillanes.
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Adverse weather situation provided a face-saving exit for both the Philippines and China in the more than two-month standoff over Scarborough shoal, also referred to as Panatag shoal or Bajo de Masinloc by Filipinos and Huangyan island by the Chinese.