Monthly Archives: March 2014

PH expands claim to include Ayungin

MANILA —The Philippines, saying it was “defending what is legitimately ours,” filed Sunday a memorandum in the United Nations arbitration court on its territorial dispute with China, expanding its claim to include

Soldiers raise flag in Ayungin

MANILA – With four Chinese vessels nearby, soldiers on a rusty Navy ship raised the Philippine flag and sang the national anthem on Sunday morning on Ayungin Shoal. The singing became louder

China cites int’l law in opposing arbitration

MANILA  — China reiterated its opposition to the arbitration sought by the Philippines before the United Nations’ International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea. Chinese Foreign Minister Hong Lei said that disputes

Don’t rely on US, UN, neighbors in sea row – Shahani

MANILA  — The Philippines should not rely on neighboring countries and allies for protection against China’s perceived encroachment on territories in the South China Sea, career diplomat Leticia Ramos-Shahani said. “Our difficulty

Manila braces for Chinese sanctions

MANILA — The Philippines must be prepared for economic sanctions and other forms of diplomatic reprisals by China after it filed a memorandum before the UN challenging Chinese claims over the West

‘MNLF ready, just in case’

MANILA — Members of the Moro National Liberation Front on Sunday began oiling their high-powered firearms “in case the need to use them arises”, a spokesman said two days after the signing