Scarborough Shoal or Scarborough Reef (Philippine name: Panatag Shoal, Bajo de Masinloc; Chinese name: Huangyan Island; ), more correctly described as a group of islands and reefs in an atoll shape than a shoal, is located between the Macclesfield Bank(Zhongsha Islands) and Luzon Island of Philippines in the South China Sea.
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if they want land so much why not give them Scarborough shoal ūüėĻūüėĻ We need people to live there right? So China won't attack
Apparently, Scarborough shoal is already lost
World war 3 because of the scarborough shoal? ūüėí ūüėě
Focus Philippines! Focus! K-12 is not the only topic! What about the Scarborough shoal ? The long topic and debate about this.
Those demanding more US compensation for Tubbataha should also ask China to pay for damages to Mischief Reef & S‚Ä¶
China built structure as big as SM MOA at scarborough shoal, and Phils. cant do anything to stop China in claiming the islands.
Revealing the historical truths and lies of the Scarborough shoal
You sure? You're destroying land resources in Scarborough Shoal
I am wondering how our soldiers guarding the Scarborough Shoal is dealing with their sexual urges. You know what I mean. Hmmm.
Kraft: Kailangan malakas ang ASEAN to play a role for its members as far as the issues of Scarborough Shoal (is concerned).
A ship ūüöĘ that launched a 1000 . Scarborough shoal a 1000 staring at that hull search rescue not done parents that had kids now have none
Wow... I hope there is a weather station on Shoal... (IR from NOAA)
Cracked up laughing when my classmate wrote the venue for our christmas party. Guys, we're going to scarborough shoal. ūüėā
IMO the "PRC reneged on US-brokered deal" is a myth propagated by Kurt Campbell
Chinese territorial integrity must be preserved- resist encroachment at Scarborough Shoal
China has replaced its "ropes & buoys" at entrance to Scarborough Shoal with "nets tied to large posts": anon analyst
is fortifying its barricade around Scarborough shoal: media report
China is fortifying barricade around Scarborough shoal, keeping Filipino fishermen out.
Are you going to Scarborough Shoal? Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
EDCA orals, SAJ Carpio said, "U.S. declared during the tense standoff in Scarborough Shoal it will not take sides." Petitioners get this?
J. Carpio presents an 1899 map of the Philippine Islands issued by the US. Map includes Scarborough Shoal as part of Phil. territory;
But pl think like Chinese who claim Senkakus bcs there're sm resources. They dont follow UNCLOS on Spartlys, Scarborough Shoal
But we just lost Scarborough Shoal to China. Now that we don't have the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
EYES ON THE BALL Some people have asked me privately what my take is on this maelstrom brought about by the killing of a transgender individual by an American serviceman. This is a ticklish and sensitive issue, but some facts have to be set straight. The issue is NOT about whether the victim should be referred to as a "he" or a "she". That is for the Supreme Court to deliberate on for the next 20 years. That is for the Catholic Church to make a stand on. The issue is NOT about the VFA or the EDCA or any other acronym that ends with the letter A. Whether we like it or not, we need the United States to defend our land because --- ummm have you looked at our warships lately? We can scream our heads off pleading to the United Nations to order Mainland China to stay away from Scarborough Shoal, and let's see where that will get us. For sure, the issue is NOT about the barbarism inflicted on a member of the LGBT community. Senseless violence is reprehensible, and we should be revolted regardless of the sex ...
Not to forget the Spratly Islands, Scarborough Shoal and the Paracels, which also cause conflict between competing claims of sovereignty.
1734 Chart of the sea showing Scarborough shoal is ours!!...
Only now that I have a full understanding of the scarborough shoal. Been researching for 12 hrs now. I can do this!
Maritime affairs expert separates facts from fiction on Scarborough Shoal via
Scarborough shoal those kids. All the tech tip top "engineering marvels" have to live with a rescue that was crime in itself
6 essential historical facts and fiction about Scarborough shoal in the South China Sea dispute via ‚Ä¶
Scarborough Shoal was listed in the official inventory of Philippine islands during the period of American colonization in the 20th century.
Read up on the Presidents we should have had, the Scarborough Shoal deception, the single life, and more in Esquire:
Magdalo Rep. Acedillo also presented never before seen pictures of Scarborough shoal water cannon incident.
lets put a patrol at Least on Scarborough shoal its near Zambales.
"Both China and the Philippines have legal grounds for its claim on the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea" UTOT NIYO!
17F. Ano pong masasabi mo about sa issue ng Scarborou... ‚ÄĒ I'm not going to Scarborough Shoal. Parsley, sage, ros...
Would it have been nice if Scarborough Shoal's claim was put on line in that Phil-China FIBA game..LOL :-D
After declaring Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands as their own, China now attempts to claim ownership of Paul Lee.
One explanation why China removed its rig from disputed waters off Vietnam: America's Scarborough Shoal Dolchstoss
Just a thought: China & Phil will battle for 3rd place in fiba asia. magandang motivation ang scarborough shoal. If you get what I mean. ūüôą
Good game tom!. Philippines vs China. Battle for spratly and scarborough shoal :D :D
US, Philippines holding joint exercises (and band concert) in Subic bay, Scarborough Shoal
Scarborough Shoal has ceased to be China‚Äôs staging point for possible aggression.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Chinese are well-landed, grounded in Zambales!
Chinese construction on disputed Scarborough Shoal prompts Manila to recall ambassador
Supreme Court justice says China‚Äôs claim is based on historical lies 13/06/2014 | 8:00 Posted in Nation ‚ÄúClearly there is nothing ‚Äėhistorical‚Äô or ‚Äėright‚Äô about China‚Äôs nine-dashed line claim. The nine-dashed line claim is based not on historical facts but on historical lies,‚ÄĚ Philippine Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio said in 63-page presentation. ‚ÄúThere is not a single Chinese map, whether made by Chinese or foreigners, showing that the Spratlys and Scarborough Shoal were ever part of Chinese territory,‚ÄĚ Justice Carpio said. ‚ÄúIt is clear, patent obvious from all these ancient Chinese maps, whether made by Chinese authorities and individuals or by foreigners, that the southernmost territory of China has always been Hainan Island. Throughout the Chinese dynasties, China‚Äôs territory never included the Spratlys and Scarborough Shoal,‚ÄĚ Carpio said. Justice Antonio Carpio ‚ÄúThe rocks of Scarborough Shoal were never bequeathed to the present generation of Chinese by ...
Previously: Filipino TV Crew Goes to Scarborough Shoal, gets shooed away by Chinese vessels. What's the point?
‚ÄúPH, US warships to hold drills near China-claimed waters Use Scarborough Shoal as target area like b4!
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen? ‚ÄĒ I drew the Scarborough Shoal using the ketchup. It was so messy.
'34 maps drawn between 1636 and 1933 by Philippine authorities and foreigners, all showing Scarborough Shoal, as part of the Philippines.'
PH, US navies to hold drills near Scarborough Shoal Philippines ( Panatag Shoal ). read more
struggling with this cartooning bout the disputed Scarborough shoal between china and flophilippines. ugh im running out of ideas
Phil wants US to compensate for Tubataha damage. Isn't this wrong timing? Phil is also asking US help with the Chinese at Scarborough Shoal.
1st Step - hauling of soil and minerals from different provinces in the Philippines by Chinese mining companies 2nd Step - hauled soil and minerals being transferred to Chinese barges 3rd Step - Chinese barges dumping hauled Philippine soil in the Scarborough Shoal within the Philippine EEZ 4th Step - Chinese reclamation project in Scarborough Shoal 5th Step - Setting-up of an airstrip and other military facilities in Scarborough Shoal 6th Step - Chinese military base within Scarborough Shoal that is a part of the Philippine sovereign waters Ultimate objective: Chinese occupation of a part of the Philippines MY DEAR COUNTRYMEN, WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?
What does the World know about the country you live in? ‚ÄĒ the issue about Scarborough shoal XD
PH watchful for more China reclamation moves By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News Posted at 06/13/2014 6:54 PM | Updated as of 06/13/2014 6:54 PM MANILA - A Palace spokesperson on Friday remained mum on reports that China is carrying out land reclamation operations in not just one but a total of five areas in the disputed Spratly Islands. China already has a presence in the Mabini Reef, Calderon Reef, Gaven Reef, Ayungin Shoal, Scarborough Shoal and parts of the Kalayaan Island Group. The Philippine Star, meanwhile, reported about land reclamation activities of China in five areas, namely Johnson South (Mabini) Reef, Cuarteron (Calderon) Reef, Hughes (Kennan) Reef, Gaven (Burgos) Reef and Eldad (Malvar) Reef. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said she is aware of the reports. She said the reclamation activities are designed to push China's nine-dash line. "That I will have to check with our military. I am aware of the reports. The President did mention, pretty recently, about movements that have been mon ...
China has been using a 'historical lie' to insist on its claim over the whole South China Sea, and ancient Chinese maps never claimed the area, including the disputed Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal, as Chinese territory, according to a senior Supreme Court justice.
Chinese foreign policy: Belligerence is internally motivated | China Picking 3 Fights in 9 Months: Japan, Phils, Vietnam. Robert E Kelly Last week, Brad Glosserman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies made the smart observation that China has recently chosen a surprisingly hard course in its foreign policy. It has lately picked a series of fights with its neighbours which threaten to derail the 'peaceful rise' policy which facilitated so much of its earlier growth. Brad finds this bizarre and wonders whether the new Chinese leadership knows what it is doing, or whether this will lead to more clashes and open balancing against China. Hugh White responded on the Interpreter that this behaviour is a part of China's larger plan to slowly push the US out of the Asian region. China has learned from the Soviet Union: instead of confronting the US directly and provoking a big response, the Chinese are looking for small cracks, like the Senkaku Islands or Scarborough Shoal. These pressure points f ...
Sharing. An armed conflict with China within our lifetime According to Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, China‚Äôs invasion and occupation of Mischief Reef in 1995, and its unilateral grab of Scarborough Shoal (or Bajo de Masinloc) in 2012, are acts of armed aggression against the Philippines that violate the United Nations Charter. It has taken over Mischief Reef, Mabini Reef, Malvar Reef, Calderon Reef, Gavin Reef and Bajo de Masinloc. China is also blockading the area around Ayungin Shoal with intent to evict the Marines on board the RPS Sierra Madre. All these are within our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and extended continental shelf (ECS) accorded by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (or UNCLOS) that we refer to as the West PH Sea. We have been trying to bring China to dialogue and resolve the dispute since 1995 when it snatched Mischief Reef away from us. However, China agrees only on the condition that we recognize its ‚Äúindisputable sovereignty‚ÄĚ over the i ...
Chinese maps show the Spratlys + Scarborough Shoal were never part of its territory:
The South China Sea: What Happens Now? By TREFOR MOSS China and the Philippines are barely on speaking terms after Manila filed an arbitration case under the United Nations Law of the Sea against Beijing‚Äôs territorial claims to the Scarborough Shoal. Sino-Vietnamese relations are also extremely tense, with Hanoi seemingly poised to launch its own legal action against China following the deployment of a Chinese oil rig in May to waters east of Vietnam. Whether the security situation in the South China Sea is displaying a temporary cause for concern or is in a lasting tailspin may now depend on how the various countries that claim rights to the energy-rich waters play their hands over the next few months. Here are five key events to keep an eye on. 1. Whether China pulls back its oil rig When China deployed a state-owned oil rig into the waters near Vietnam, it hedged by saying that drilling operations would end on August 15. The deadline enables China to withdraw the rig without appearing to have caved i ...
LOCAL NEWS: China's historical claim for the Spratlys isn't backed up by the maps
On my way to the University Of The Philippines- Scarborough Shoal for my 6pm class:)
HISTORICAL LIE | Spratlys, Scarborough Shoal not in China\'s ancient maps - Justice Carpio
In a recent talk at the De La Salle University, titled ‚ÄúHistorical Facts, Historical Lies and Historical Rights...
IndoChina: HISTORICAL LIE | Spratlys, Scarborough Shoal not in ancient maps ... - InterAksyon
Saying disputed territories like the Spratly Islands and the Scarborough Shoal never figured in maps of China...
Carpio: In ancient Chinese maps consistently, China's southernmost territory is Hainan island, not Spratlys, not Scarboro‚Ä¶
"It‚Äôs not only Bajo de Masinloc (Panatag/Scarborough Shoal) that the Chinese have occupied. They also have...
Yeah. I know the whole story about china disputing scarborough shoal. So irritating :@
Chinhphu.vn) - China from ancient times until now always claimed territory, territorial-style language option, despite international law and the rights of its neighbors. However, China has never dared to pursue large measure of respect as giving legal international court. Dr. James Holmes (Naval War College - USA) said: "China has always had the ambition to rewrite international law to serve for his claims. With moves like lowering the drilling platform, China is trying to create a new status quo, implicitly acknowledges pretend this is a normal behavior of Beijing ". He warned: "If the resistance of the smaller countries are not strong enough, the Beijing law will set itself invisible gradually recognized. I do not believe the current international law recognized claims China's sovereignty but Beijing has always created his own ambition an exception areas ". On the sidelines of the seminar "Increasing tensions in the South China Sea and consequences for regional security" by the Center for Strategic Stud ...
China maintains constant maritime presence at Scarborough Reed and Second Thomas Shoal in South China Sea.
China is Looting The Philippines; Probably With The Assistance of Corrupt Philippine Officials Is Zambales province still Philippine territory, or now China‚Äôs? Zambale√Īos ask that, because local officials are giving away their natural resources to East Asia‚Äôs neighborhood bully. By Jarius Bondoc (The Philippine Star) | October 30, 2013 In Barangay Maloma, San Felipe town, thrives black-sand mining by Chinese. They destroyed the fields and mountains to build a seaport big enough to accommodate their poacher vessels. While berthed the ships siphon the black sand into the hold with huge hoses, then sail away. No taxes or royalties are paid ‚ÄĒ only bribes to the very officials tasked to keep them out. In China magnetite is separated from the sand, for use in steel and telecoms products. That includes weapons and surveillance systems. China deploys such materi√©l to invade Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal), 123 miles from Zambales‚Äô shore. Same with the unabated nickel mining in Masinloc and Sta. Cr ...
China's claims on Scarborough Shoal are inconsistent with history, documents and its official pronouncements.
Various historical maps of the made by foreign scholars show Scarborough Shoal as part of the country.
Carpio: in contrast, ancient maps of the Philippines by foreigners already show Scarborough shoal (as P. De Mandato) to be part of Luzon
Enemies of the State Filipino traitors thrive as China readies invasion GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc The Philippine Star China is preparing to seize Pag-asa Island Philippine territory. As reported by the Qianzhan (Prospects) business and strategy info site, the Chinese military has drawn up an attack plan for execution this year. The alleged strategy is to contain the hostilities within the disputed Spratly archipelago, at the eastern edge of which are Pag-asa and eight other Philippine islets and shoals. The nine sea formations comprise the municipality of Kalayaan, Palawan. More than 250 civilians permanently reside in the biggest, Pag-asa, under a mayor and a town council. Most are fishermen, seafood traders, and goatherds. An undisclosed number of Philippine Marines hold base. Pag-asa has its own waterworks, sun- and diesel-powered electric plant, cell phone site, seaport, airstrip, town hall, schoolhouses, and chapels. China has been lusting for Pag-asa for decades. It claims historic right over all of t ...
do we need to wait them to build a reclamation in Scarborough shoal before we act? to Pnoy. :|
From the Scarborough shoal to the Black sea fleet all quiet on Western front thank g+yellowstars
Wang: "xisha and nansha Islands under Chinese jurisdiction for 2000 years." Yet, this doesn't include scarborough shoal.
We are claiming Mischief Reef and Scarborough Shoal, which China now has de facto control.
Lead person behind Mischief Reef, Scarborough Shoal incidents was picked by China to attend Shangri-la Dialogue Not the general.
The Philippine Navy may be no match for the Chinese military behemoth in the open sea. But cyberspace is a more even battlefield, as Filipino hacktivists quickly struck back Saturday at Chinese web sites after hackers apparently from China defaced the official web site of the University of the Philippines on Friday. With the cries, "Scarborough Shoal is ours!" and "Spratly Islands is ours!" (sic), the website attack targeted the Chinese sites star.chinaumu.org, v.cyol.com, ploft.cn, sanxinsudi.com, gh.rc.gov.cn, ryjzw.com, lanseyinxiang.com. The defacement on at least one site also included a taunt laced with profanity: "You got f- by the Philippines!" The cyber attacks are apparently the work of individuals and have not been condoned or encouraged by either government. www.ploft.cn, a Chinese website gets hacked and defaced partly with the words, ‚ÄúScarborough Shoal is ours.‚ÄĚ Two hackers claimed responsibility for defacing the websites. One hacker is with Anonymous Occupy Philippines with code name Bu ...
Fu Ying: Chinese ships remained in Scarborough Shoal area to ‚Äúkeep an eye"/make sure PH didn't provoke again
And now, the end (of China) is near (or beginning of WW III)... the US-RP EDCA (Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement) must be promptly enforced over the Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal with this salvo, China KABOOM.!.!.! 3:) :putnam: :poop:
Scarborough Shoal standoff: Philippines Navy keeps wary eye on Chinese ship (top); anger erupts in Philippines street
‚Ä¶ ‚Ä¶ Ancient Map of the Philippines includes Spratly, Reed Bank and Scarborough shoal
Useful pic on the Scarborough Shoal fight b/t Phils & China; it's much further away from China than you think .
Fu Ying on Scarborough Shoal agmt w/ US to pull back, she says China had to "keep an eye on islands for fear Philippines wld do it again"
Bonnie Glaser asks abut Scarborough Shoal stand-off and why China re-occupied Shoal despite agreement to withdraw?
China‚Äôs Advance Spurs Indonesian Military Shift: Southeast Asia China‚Äôs intensifying move to assert claims over the South China Sea has given fresh impetus to a military buildup in Indonesia that will see its forces deployed with greater focus on external risks. After years of concentrating on separatist threats across an archipelago long enough to stretch from New York to Alaska, Indonesia plans to deploy attack helicopters to its islands at the southern end of the South China Sea and expand its naval power. The front-runner for July‚Äôs presidential election, Joko Widodo, aims to boost defense spending to 1.5 percent as a share of the economy, which is Southeast Asia‚Äôs largest. The strategy shift comes as China escalates disputes with the Philippines and Vietnam, fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asean Nations. China‚Äôs standoff with Vietnam over an oil rig this month followed its 2012 success in taking control of the Scarborough Shoal from the Philippines. ‚ÄúThe focus in defense sp ...
No, they will not. And without the US' help, they are there for good ...
The Scarborough shoal is an integral part of Chinese territory, Ruan said. We have every credible claim on it. Huangyan (what China calls Scarborough, and what the Philippines calls Panatag) belongs to China far earlier than the Philippine claim.
SCARBOROUGH STANDOFF A YEAR LATER | 5) China will not withdraw from the shoal
China's naval intrusion to the Philippine territory since Saturday April 7, 2012 in the Scarborough Shoal / or also called Panatag Shoal is a follow-up to its recent forays into Philippine western territorial waters. It is the fifth times where China Intruded the Philippine Territory since June 2011‚Ä¶
While China‚Äôs brazen occupation of the Philippines‚Äô Scarborough Shoal, located just 125 nautical miles from Masinloc, Zambales, has captured all the national and international attention, little has been mentioned about China‚Äôs occupation of the Philippine mining industry, an entirely different issue‚Ä¶
Chinese president: I don't wanna go to war with you! I adore you Obama! Obama: Give back Scarborough Shoal to the Philippines then :P Chinese President: huhubels :'(
Vietnam Urged to Ally with Other Countries to Protect Sovereignty by Vu Quoc Ngu May 23, 2014 Vietnam should team up with other countries, especially in defense in order to enhance the country‚Äôs defense capacity to protect the country‚Äôs sovereignty as China has showed its expansionism, said a local observer. Vietnam says it will not participate in military groups and will not allow foreign countries establishing military bases in its territory, and will not partner with one country against the third nation. This policy seems to be not effective, said Tran Nghia Son in his article posted in Giao Duc Viet Nam online website. Since early May, China has deploying HD-981 oilrig and an escorted flotilla of tens of ships, including missile and frigates and armed surveillance vessels in Vietnam‚Äôs Exclusive Economic Zone, just 120 nautical miles from the Vietnamese central coast. The Chinese has no plan to withdraw its oilrig and ships despite strong protests from Vietnam. The case shows that if Vietnam stan ...
South China Sea - Vietnam mulls legal action against China... Vietnam threatens legal action against China By JIM GOMEZ May. 21, 2014 MANILA, Philippines (AP) ‚ÄĒ Vietnam's prime minister said Thursday that his country was considering legal action against China, which deployed an oil rig earlier this month to disputed waters, prompting anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam and a tense standoff between ships from both countries in the area. In a written reply to questions sent by The Associated Press, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam would fiercely defend its territory but would never resort to military action "unless we are forced to take self-defense actions." "Like all countries, Vietnam is considering various defense options, including legal actions in accordance with the international law," said Dung, who held talks with his Philippine counterpart in Manila that focused on their territorial rifts with China. Dung did not specify what legal action Hanoi was considering. Last year, the Philippines fi ...
What's wrong with these Chinese fishermen? :( What's wrong with the Chinese government? Depressing kaayo ang balita sa TV Patrol. :'( Destruction of the Philippines' natural resources is too much, just because of that stupid fight for Scarborough Shoal.
China , Stop Okay ?! Stop! I'm srsly getting angry 'bout the things on Scarborough Shoal and illegal things you shouldn't get from us!
To be fair, US policy has been big on words, small on action. Best example probably Scarborough Shoal.
*Our class talking about china and scarborough shoal* prof: "no offense but who's chinese here?" my friends: "eliza" ūüėíūüĒę
I AM SO PIISED UGHGUHGUHGU she's being racist becaus eof the scarborough shoal issue and i just
Why don't the Phil reclaim and occupy the other disputed islands in the Scarborough Shoal? Possession is 90% ownership.
Are you going to Scarborough ... Shoal? Because you might want to take protection
After moving into Scarborough Shoal two years ago, Chinese Coastguard now denies Filipin...
In a dispute over Scarborough Shoal, Chinese patrols have been chasing away Filipinos whose hometown, Masinloc, depends on fish from the ...
China is sending Fu Ying to the Shangri-La Dialogue. Telling choice -- she had key role in seizure of both Mischief Reef & S‚Ä¶
People from Scarborough Shoal, how are you? I love you sa maka gets. Hihihi
I hate To Post This! But I think We should Be Open minded and Be Guided always!! Why Do filipino's Intrust Our Countries To Those Politician who Only Promised Something that They Can't do?? Let's All Open Our Mind And Do Something For This Issues!.. Mostly of Our Leaders Now A day were half-blooded Chinese! And We all Knew how Cruel they Treated as In Kalayaan shoal (scarborough shoal)... Don't U all Get this Issue?? That's Why Mostly of the chinese drug lords and Smuggling lords can easily paid there prison bills and get out of the Prison that instant!!! Philippines our beloved Country Were merely Half sold by Our Own government To Other Countries!! And That's Shameful!!! Look what just happened in palawan, Kalayaan, Subic and Other Near Islands... Chinese Government don't treated us Like Humans!! And Who the heck Is Our High Leaders now?? Are they Mostly Half Chinese?? That's Why our government Cannot Resolve This Issue, cause The Mere Fact is That They Were Paid Millions or billions Of dollar Just To . ...
your heart is never meant to be a sabah or scarborough shoal either--for no two other parties could conquer it. Just trust me and forever you're always be mine alone.
80% Chinese surveyed want government to use military force to respond on Scarborough Shoal dispute
I want to learn more about the dispute over Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands... it is my responsibility to...
China. Claiming that Scarborough Shoal is theirs. Then simply boating around our waters.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ‚Äď USS Chicago (SSN 721), a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine, arrived here on Friday for a routine port call that highlights the strong historic, community, and military connections between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines. The US Embassy in Manila said in a statement that the visit will allow the submarine to replenish supplies as well as give the crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation. The USS Chicago is part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and is homeported in Guam.The Chicago is commanded by Cmdr. Lance Thompson and crewed by approximately 135 sailors. Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing more than 7,000 tons when submerged, Chicago is capable of supporting a multitude of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto Garcia welcomed the arrival of the first US submarine after the Enhanced Defence Cooperatio ...
US, Philippines launch war games near South China Sea, Scarborough Shoal videolarńĪnńĪ The United States and the Philippines will sign a new ten-year security ...
China deploys naval vessels in Scarborough Shoal
Palace mum on presence of Chinese warships in Scarborough Shoal
U.s. Navy now monitoring 2 chinese warship in scarborough shoal.
Two Chinese battleships spotted by US navy in Scarborough shoal.
May 10 (PNA)-- The U.S. 7th Fleet, during flight operations off Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, have spotted two Chinese frigates in the area.
China claims Spratly Islands, Paracel Islands and Scarborough Shoal. So do others. Look at map. Conflict RISING:
Gujob team almost-Scarborough Shoal, Masinloc, Zambales! specials pilot EP to air nxt week!
Roilo Golez looking at the West Philippine Sea. Beyond the horizon is our Bajo de Masinloc or Scarborough Shoal.
Hi please follow me. I can't send a direct message. I'm going to Scarborough shoal. Now na. Go na. Push na to.
Column One: Life under the Obama Doctrine For most commentators, President Barack Obama‚Äôs biggest achievement in his four-nation tour of Asia was the enhanced defense treaty he signed with Philippine President Benigno Aquino. The pact permits US forces to operate on Philippine military bases and sets the conditions for joint training of US and Philippine forces, among other things. There are two problems with the treaty, however. And they reflect the basic problem with US foreign policy generally, five-and-a-half years into the Obama presidency. First, there is the reason that the treaty became necessary. The Philippines has been under attack by China since 2012 when China seized the Scarborough Shoal from the Philippines. Despite its mutual defense treaty with Manila, Washington did nothing. This non-response emboldened China still further. And today China is threatening the Second Thomas Shoal, another Philippine possession. So, too, late last year China extended its Air Defense Identification Zone to ...
Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares dismissed the claim of the Aquino government that the Spratlys and Scarborough Shoal are covered by the Mutual Defense Treaty by virtue of a mere note verbale as an attempt to delude the people that the US is bound to defend the Philippines from Chinese aggression eve‚Ä¶
i hope other country like pakistan will help our country Philippines to solve the problem between China and the Philippines fighting for two Islands that not belong to the.Spratly Island and Scarborough Shoal Island is belong to the Philippines not in China.China is not following the national law.
The enemies of the Filipinos are NOT the Chinese, nor the Americans. The real enemies of the Filipinos are other Filipinos! - those who plunder our own funds and riches - making us incapable of creating a strong military defense of our own. Many of us keep on talking against the Chinese for being bully, some keeps on accusing the Americans for having a hidden interest on the oil deposits deep within the Scarborough Shoal. C'mon people, the real enemies are within our territory! (Translation) Ang kaaway ng mga Pilipino ay hindi ang Intsik, ni hindi ang Amerikano Ang tunay na mga kaaway ng mga Pilipino ay ibang Pilipino! - Iyong mga nagnanakaw ng sarili nating puhunan at kayamanan - at lumulumpo sa atin para makapagtayo ng malakas na pansariling hukbong pandigma. Marami sa atin ang nagsasalita laban sa Intsik sa kanilang panunupil, ang iba naman ay madalas pinaparatangan ang mga Amerikano sa pagkakaroon ng nakakubling pagnanais sa nakatagong langis sa ilalim ng Bajo de Masinloc/Kababawan ng Panatag. Gumisin ...
PerryScope By Perry Diaz Twenty-eight years after the EDSA people power revolution and 23 years after the Philippine Senate kicked the U.S. bases out of the Philippines, the Americans are back at the request of the Philippine government.¬†¬† Why? The toppling of the Marcos dictatorship in 1986 whipped up nationalistic fervor among the new intelligentsia who saw an opportunity to create a society free of foreign influence and interference.¬† It was a period of unbridled nationalism that blamed the malaise of the past on America‚Äôs perceived meddling in the Philippines‚Äô national affairs.¬† It did not then come as a surprise that the 1987 Constitution was crafted to prohibit foreign military bases on Philippine soil.¬† Article XVIII, Section 25, of the new constitution states that ‚Äúforeign military bases, troops, or facilities shall not be allowed in the Philippines except under a treaty duly concurred in by the Senate and, when the Congress so requires, ratified by a majority of the votes cast by the p ...
Disputes in Asia over the Scarborough Shoal. I bet the real reason they want it is the fair. Let's be real: who wouldn't?
The New York Times On a Trip That Avoids Beijing, Obama Keeps His Eye on China By MARK LANDLER APRIL 26, 2014 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia ‚ÄĒ On every stop of his Asian journey in the past week, President Obama has spoken to two audiences: America‚Äôs allies and China. The balancing act has become even trickier because of the sharp deterioration in America‚Äôs relations with Russia. Perhaps no country has more to gain from a new Cold War than China, which has historically benefited from periods of conflict between the United States and Russia and, analysts say, could exploit these latest tensions to lean even harder on its neighbors in the region. As Mr. Obama has traveled from Japan to South Korea and, now, Malaysia, he has delivered a carefully calibrated message to reassure America‚Äôs friends of its support while discouraging the Chinese from any thoughts of opening a second front on the Pacific Rim. In Tokyo on Thursday, Mr. Obama vowed to defend Japan in a territorial dispute with China, but urged the .. ...
Another attempt on the Scarborough Shoal? NEVER!. Another battle against the Chinese tomorrow. I hope we can win! :)
Yet they are so passive when it comes to China's intention over Scarborough Shoal.
THE SITTING CLOWN FOOLS WITH TWO FAT SITTING GOLDEN DUCKS GENESIS 4. 7 etc. ‚ÄúIf you are doing what is right, will you be called fools, and not be accepted?‚ÄĚ By God‚Äôs amazing grace I believe this could be 99% accurate! Sitting fools: That Philippine Executive, Senate, Congress etc. are 99% sitting coward fools with power (power to ‚Äúlegally steal money‚ÄĚ from the sack)! Not to mention those abnormal pervert commissioners and secretaries of every gov‚Äôt. agency‚Ä¶. Sitting fat ducks: Panatag Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands C‚Äômon John‚Ä¶. 99%?! Ok, I‚Äôll be generous, and fair, sincerely‚Ä¶.. : 98% and that‚Äôs nonnegotiable! Amen. Shame and curse is upon you, you devils! Corrupt! You know who you are, I am not naming any‚Ä¶. Deep inside yourselves, you know you are a liar and a pervert corrupt murderer! Lest you have repented and accepted my Lord Jesus Christ, then you are insured. Amen. And but I offer my life to you also, as your brother in Christ, as I offer my life for the beloved ...
5 Where the U.S. Will Look to Gain a Footing The used to be a central hub for U.S. military operations in the Asia-Pacific, and the country looks set to fulfill that role once more ‚Äď albeit on a smaller scale ‚Äď as the two countries reboot their long-standing alliance. U.S. President Barack Obama and his Philippine counterpart Benigno Aquino III are expected to sign a new security pact ‚Äď the Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation ‚Äď in Manila on Monday. The deal paves the way for U.S. forces to return to bases which, in some cases, they ran for decades before the Philippines ordered all American troops to leave the country in the early 1990s. Though the Americans were never unpopular here, Philippine society at the time simply saw no justification for their continued presence, given the lack of any credible external threat. The two sides remain tight-lipped about where the U.S. plans to deploy its forces and in what numbers. But since the deal‚Äôs purpose is to boost the Philippines‚Äô deterrent ...
PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION FOR FREEDOM, TRUE PROSPERITY AND DELIVERANCE FROM GOD ALMIGHTY LORD JESUS CHRIST IN HEAVEN, FOR CHRISTIAN PHILIPPINES. AMEN. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 1 JOHN 3. 23 All the power, riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing, is and forever will be to the Root and Offspring of David, the LORD, everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, the Comforter, the Head of the Church, the Deliverer, our Lord JESUS CHRIST in heaven seated on his throne most high. Amen. This is a report for my people, of the Philippines, my beloved fellow Filipinos, my beloved in Christ fellow-Christians, Catholics, Muslims etc. Behold blessing, liberty, peace, and righteous prosperous life in store for you, of my Lord Jesus Christ: GOD-given blessing, prosperity, and GREAT BUDGET for defence, and for DELIVERANCE, and for lasting PEACE and PROSPERITY for us all, Filipinos! Amen. .. ...
Obama in the Philippines! MANILA, Philippines (AP) ‚ÄĒ President Barack Obama said a 10-year agreement signed Monday to give the U.S military greater access to Philippine bases will help promote regional security, improve armed forces training and shorten response times to humanitarian crises, including natural disasters. The deal signed as Obama arrived in the Philippines to end a weeklong, four-nation Asia tour on something of a high note. Concerns about the U.S role military role here led to recent clashes outside the U.S. Embassy in the capital of Manila between police and more than 100 left-wing activists who protested Obama's visit and the new security arrangement. Activists say the agreement reverses democratic gains achieved when huge U.S. military bases were shut down in the early 1990s, ending nearly a century of American military presence in the Philippines, a sensitive issue in this former U.S. colony. Obama sought to allay those concerns, saying in an interview that the deal is not about U.S. ...
I don't understand the thinking of some FILIPINOS. When the American bases were abrogated or cancelled out, thousands of people lost their jobs. Fr many years our sugar industry depended on the u,s. sugar quota. When the chinese s bullied our fisherman for fishing on the the panatag or Scarborough shoals, what did these guys who profess to have so much idealism by burinng American flags did? NOTHING, BUT ONLY BLAH BLAH AND BLAH. SO WITH SOME OTHER FILIPINOS WHO CLAIMED TO BE SUCH AN EXPERTS ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND OTHER MATTERS.
I am not against rallies of citizens regarding pres obama's visit..but lets look at the good side.. -when tacloban and other parts of the phils were disastereD by floods, who helped filipinos the most? -on philipPine's struggle on scarborough shoal, arent we be needing their strong force? ...we humans tend to complain abruptly and get contaminated with other's mad emotions.. We have our own thinking. Use it wisely. ..just saying! Gud am.. :)
Who defends RP from US? (Herman Tiu Laurel / DieHard III / The Daily Tribune / 04-28-2014 MON) Barack Obama arrives to firm up his country‚Äôs purported commitment to ‚Äúdefend‚ÄĚ the Philippines from China. But who defends the Philippines from the US--the imperial power that grabbed the Filipinos‚Äô victory over long-time colonizer Spain; the one that launched the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902 and killed up to a million Filipinos? Half-a-century of US colonialism suppressed what should have been the first modern democracy and economy in Southeast Asia. Then, World War II saw the US use Filipino soldiers and civilians as cannon fodder, before it subjected the country to post-war neocolonial exploitation with parity rights and US military bases for its wars in Asia. To this day, the US continues to suppress the country‚Äôs industrial aspirations while it ruthlessly conducts massive wealth extraction through debt, taxes, and privatization-price gouging of public services. Obama‚Äôs offer of protect . ...
this concerns the Spratleys and has nothing to do with Scarborough Shoal
Scarborough Shoal incident took place in April 2012. What calendar are you using?
it wasn't in service then. Scarborough Shoal incident was June 2011, Gregorio del Pilar was commissioned in December that year.
Is anyone gonna ask Obama about the Scarborough Shoal dispute? Is the US supporting Japan or the Philippines?
Dear anti-US rallyists, instead of making noise in Mendiola, why not take a boat ride and guard Scarborough Shoal and Pagasa islands?
Scarborough Shoal, Mischief Reef, Unclos and the Nine-dash line. Superb geography glossary of WWIII in
National Security. Hoping Pnoy to raise our concern with China aggressively claiming Scarborough Shoal
send those people to Scarborough shoal.
Makabayan's Santiago: US did not come to our defense when Scarborough Shoal was taken. It is indebted to China & will not antagonize it.
Scarborough Shoal: Does the law matter in China? It should matter to the world at the least! -...
What's your take on the China-Phl disputed island Scarborough Shoal?
Scarborough Shoal: the disputed territory between China and the Philippines
Catch now with and Will be discussing Territorial Dispute, LIVE.
In Scarborough shoal there are water canons for fishermen, at the a fire truck that extinguished Bayan protesters today.
Scarborough Shoal is belong to the republic of the philippines...
In the Philippines, Obama should push back at Chinese capture of Scarborough Shoal, focusing on how this disrupts the previous order in SCS
America Besieged: Bad things happen when your adversary does not respect you. Washington has been trying to engage a militant state, and as we do so, we have not been supporting our treaty allies and friends as we promised to do. And as a result, that militant state now believes that it can intimidate us and do anything. Anything it wants. There is something very wrong in Asia at the moment. What is it? It is Chinese expansionism. Beijing leaders believe that the People‚Äôs Republic of China should be larger than it is today, and Chinese flag officers are comfortable in public urging their country to initiate armed conflict to seize territory from neighbors, as one general, Liu Yazhou, did at the beginning of this year. So, why are the Chinese becoming so hostile? China, I believe, has just passed an inflection point. Until recently, everything was going its way. Now, however, all the problems are catching up with the Chinese state at the same time. And when we look at these problems, we should ...
Scarborough Shoal's best friends all over my timeline.
Sweet redemption! Manny reclaimed victory that is rightfully belongs to him and to entire Filipino nation...now only two things yet to be reclaim and rightfully belong to ours, the scarborough shoal and the money in PDAF scam.
China will give up the claim for Scarborough Shoal if you will sacrifice one of your parents. Which one... ‚ÄĒ my mom
J. Carpio: We are paying dearly for this neglect, by losing Mischief Reef in 1995, Scarborough Shoal in 2012, and most likely Ayungin Shoal.
As a Filipino-Canadian born in the Philippines, I am concerned about China's claim that Scarborough Shoal is theirs which explains their aggressive military ...
Chinese people, accept the lost airline issue. I never forgot the inhumanitarian acts you did to my fellowmen and my little country at the Scarborough Shoal. Don't waste your time fueling up your jets and navy ships. In lieu, help the poorest of the poor! Science is not victorious. Continue doing so, there ARE more to come!
RT‚ÄúKidnappers want P500-M for Chinese | - Will they take Scarborough Shoal instead?
Sometimes I wish I was ironman with all the weapons and the artillery muscle only to guard and fight for the shoal.
"In the Philippines, a map published as early as 1734 shows the now disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough) as part...
DPS Valte says the exercise of sovereign acts over Scarborough Shoal not limited to one act or two acts
China's envoy presented his credentials in Malacanang today as PH-China's diplomatic stand-off in Scarborough Shoal enters its 2nd yr today
Philippine Navy Ship patrolling the " El Nido, Palawan " one of P.I. premier tourist destination. These pictures were taken between Feb. 10-14. They are supposed to patrol in disputed territories like the Scarborough shoal, Ayungin reef, where the Chinese Coast Guards are terrorizing Filiipino fishermen.
The Spratlys-South China Sea issue has been an advocacy of mine since 1971 when, as a new graduate of Annapolis, I was part of a secret mission (see photo of me as part of the landing party) that transported replenishment troops, supplies and equipment to our islands then called Freedomland in the Spratlys, now called Kalayaan Island Group, I was on board the PS-70 (RPS Quezon) where we had a stand-off with several destroyer escorts of another claimant in the area nearly resulting in a sea battle where the odds were against us. I went there several times after that mission. In December 1999, fourteen years ago, I delivered a speech in Congress warning that China was aiming to grab Scarborough Shoal after they stole Mischief Reef in 1995. Now, I predict that their new objective is to steal Ayungin Shoal followed by their takeover of the oil-rich Recto Bank (Reed Bank), as part of their creeping assault on our Exclusive Economic Zone and natural resources. I support the move to give the military forces of t ...
I believe CHINA Government people are not ignorant that can understand boundaries 200 miles limit off every countries territories. It is very clear that you can see on the map, why you CHINA Government still insisting to claim Spratly and Scarborough Shoal, is that how stupid is CHINA now a days? Fu...
Sure ka ba hindi tayo sinasakop ng China? 1. Kim Chui and Xian Lim is the new beautiful for the Filipinos today, because of 2. Meteor Garden, Boys over Flower and the Chinitonovelas 3. Sensationalized Celebration of Chinese New Year by ABS-CBN (also:Mr.&Ms. Chinatown) 4. Henry Sy, Lucio Tan, Gokongwei, Cojuangcos etc 5. Scarborough Shoal
Disputed areas in West Philippine Sea may suffer same fate as Crimea, lawmaker warns By John Carlo Cahinhinan Friday, March 21, 2014 MANILA -- An administration lawmaker on Friday urged the government to keep a tight watch on the series of recent provocative actions by China at the disputed territories in West Philippine Sea. Valenzuela City Representative Sherwin Gatchalian feared that China might eventually use its might to annex highly contested territories in the Southeast Asia in a similar way how Russia flexed its muscles after invading the Crimea Region in Ukraine "[I am] wary of the fact that China could be taking a cue from Russia as far as dealing and resolving its maritime territorial conflict with the Philippines and its other Asian neighbors are concerned," Gatchalian said. He said that the similar openly aggressive and defiant actions that China is taking regarding the maritime dispute should be a cause of great concern especially for the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The lawmaker war ...
In a resolution, the association of world democrats said China‚Äôs takeover of the shoal possessed and occupied by...
someone on your right has a big cake. someone on your left has a bigger cake. but you hold the biggest cake. now y'all discovered there's still a piece of cake nearby. to whom should it go? to one closest to it? to one who has least? to one who has most? what if you're a country and that piece of cake is a piece of land, perhaps the Scarborough Shoal / Spratly / Paracel. Is it worth readying all your country's ammunition and rallying all your forces so to win it? is it worth fighting/killing/dying for? meanwhile we all hear a cry for help and comfort from the bereaved of that mysterious air mishap, and that recent mudslide.
I hope the Philippines enter into a base agreement with the US, particularly at this time. Some groups have different agenda not necessarily in line with the interest of the Philippines, or are simply misguided to oppose such agreements. China has a long history of grabbing neighboring territories, in utter disregard with the international norms. It will use its military might to occupy Spratly Islands and the Scarborough Shoal which is less than 125 miles from Subic. Right now it's navy is harassing and threatening to ram Philippine fishermen's boats. The Philippines has only two frigates: refurbished US Coast Guard Cutters (the BRP Alcaraz and BRP Gregorio Del Pilar) to rely on. Gone are the days when the Philippines should worry about one sided agreements to the disadvantage of the Philippines. Millions of Filipino-Americans have the welfare of the Philippines in their heart. Plus America, in all truth,is only after an independent, democratic, and economically prosperous Philippines without any self se ...
When I read the Scarborough Shoal in Wikipedia , why is it that we are just third who claimed it? Is that how Taiwan reacted strongly?? Where is our guts?? is that how weak we are??
"With China's assertiveness in claiming Scarborough Shoal, they are actually creating an alliance against them. We have the sympathy of many countries who knew about Exclusive Economic Zone." ~Roilo Golez~ Very good point.
To our friends, our allies - please help us battle against Scarborough Shoal against China.
The Philippines said Friday it will buy $524.7-million worth of aircraft from South Korea and Canada as part of a military upgrade amid territorial disputes with superpower neighbor China. The contracts to be signed on March 28 will include the purchase of 12 FA-50 fighter jets from state-run Korea Aerospace Industries for 18.9 billion pesos ($417.95 million), Defence Undersecretary Fernando Manalo told reporters. State-owned Canadian Commercial Corp. will meanwhile be contracted to supply eight Bell 412 combat utility helicopters worth 4.8 billion pesos, with the first three helicopters expected to be delivered next year, he added. ‚ÄúThis is significant because it will give our armed forces the minimum capability to demonstrate their ability to perform their responsibilities,‚ÄĚ he added. The Philippines has embarked on a 75-billion-peso effort to upgrade its armed forces, particularly units tasked with patrolling disputed territory in the South China Sea. These units are dwarfed by those of neighboring ...
World democrats hit China‚Äôs takeover of The bid to assert ownership of Scarborough...
nothing Lol . Have you heard about scarborough shoal? Lol
In this context, seems odd to me that Second Thomas Shoal seemed to get more attention than Scarborough Reef incident.
I still insist it's in Spratley Islands...near Scarborough Shoal
Can you see scarborough shoal?? :) we love you from Manila Philippines!!
Historically, is Scarborough shoal ours or China's? A hint from Ambeth Ocampo,
0.5% voted to unify with Scarborough Shoal and 0.5% voted to hide.
Glimpses Prepare for China: Part II By Jose Ma. Montelibano INQUIRER.net 12:18 am | Friday, March 14th, 2014 It may simply be a game for China. After all, who is the Philippines to fight back? Pushing us away from the sea, water-hosing our fishermen in Scarborough Shoal, blocking our supply ships at Second Thomas Shoal (Ayuningin Reef), China ups the ante in its bullying of the Philippines. And it seems that most Filipinos are not aware how close we are to war. It is not unusual for war to begin with a single shot. The American Civil War started with a single shot from a mortar. History also says that a Serbian assassin shot an Austrian Archduke Ferdinand and triggered World War I. It is not so much that shots were fired, but that they were fired when there was already tension between countries. And there is tension now. I cannot speak of what is happening inside China but I can definitely speak about our own country. If the tension is not yet palpable, it is only because the Philippine government has de ...
China to Aquino: We fought Hitler in WWII -- China's words speaks in contrary with how they act. Last year they occupied the Scarborough Shoal by force and by might. The shoal that is 165 miles off the coast of Luzon is within the 200 nautical miles Philippines EEZ. It should belong to the Philippines as per UN Convention on the Laws of the Sea in which China is a signatory. Based on the facts the President is right in comparing them to NAZI Germany's occupation of Sudentenland. They occupied what is legally ours by FORCE and tell us that we are the ones at fault. After the occupation they set-up there illegal 9-dash line map in the West Philippine Sea and Exclusive Air Defense Zone in the East China to make there claim legal. By international law what they did is totally illegal since it was not accepted by all member nations of the UN. This is NAZI type tactics of divide and conquer and sometimes the truth hurts. The world sees what they are doing and are not blind on what they are illegally imposing. I ...
The Chinese believe that they can achieve their objective of acquiring islands throughout the South and East China Seas without a fight. It worked against the Philippines. If they try the same strategy against Japan over the Senkaku Islands, they just may get a bloody surprise. On January 21, 2014, a 5,000 ton patrol boat began regular patrols from a newly established base on Woody Island. Included in its patrol area is Scarborough Shoal that was abandoned by the Philippine Navy on June 15 2012 to a superior Chinese naval force after a brief encounter.. KASI DUWAG SI PRES. PENOY Unlike the Paracels, the Chinese seizure of the shoal was accomplished through simple intimidation without a shot fired. The success of the strategy has prompted Beijing to look at the event as a model for future actions that have been labeled as "extended coercion."
How 900 Filipino Soldiers Fought 40T Chinese Troops And Won? Should armed confrontation happen (God forbid!) between the Philippines and China over the Spratly's, Scarborough Shoal and other disputed islands, it would not be the first time these two armed forces would face each other in combat. Exactly 61 years ago, from April 22-23, 1951, 900 Filipino soldiers of the 10th Battalion Combat Team (10th BCT) of the Philippine Expeditionary Force To Korea (PEFTOK) successfully defended and threw back the numerically superior elements of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (CPVA)'s 44th Infantry Division and the North Korean People's Army (NKPA) numbering about 40,000 in non-stop fighting that drew widespread admiration --- even from the enemy. 10th BCT Soldier (source: this monumental victory and the noble heroism of our fathers who fought and gave up their lives to stop Korea from being overrun by communism isn't taught in schools or written extensively in our history books is still behooves me and personall ...
pahelp naman. . Does scarborough shoal should be a part of phil. territory?
China wants air defense identification zone over East China Sea & no fishing by other countries at scarborough shoal. No one listens.
When China Threatens, Filipinos Go Shopping for U.S. Warships By Rich Smith January 17, 2014 Uh-oh. It seems that the Japanese (and Taiwanese and Koreans) aren't the only folks getting nervous about the Chinese military buildup in the Pacific Ocean. On Thursday, DefenseNews.com reported that over in the Philippines, continued incursions into territorial fishing waters have the local navy shopping for used U.S. warships to beef up its fleet. Over the past two years, the archipelagic nation has bought two refurbished American "frigates" for about $10 million apiece. Actually, the vessels, formerly named USCGC Hamilton and USCGC Dallas, and now BRP Gregorio del Pilar and BRP Ramon Alcaraz, respectively, were classified as Coast Guard cutters when in U.S. possession. The Philippines' new flagship, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz. Source: Wikimedia Commons. The threat In recent months, Chinese naval vessels have been sailing into disputed waters off the Philippine coast, an area that Manila calls the West Philippine Se ...
Hope AFP is ready to defend our territories in the West Philippine Sea particularly the Kalayaan Islands & Scarborough Shoal from Red China.
Philippines to defy China fishing rule: defence chief Philippine fishermen should ignore a Chinese rule requiring foreign fishing vessels to secure permission to enter much of the South China Sea, Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Thursday. The rule was passed in November by China's southern island province of Hainan and took effect this year as tensions have escalated over overlapping claims to the waters between China, the Philippines, Vietnam and other nations. Gazmin, visiting a military camp in the northern Philippines, said the Hainan law did not apply to Philippine territorial waters, some of which overlap with those of China which claims most of the South China Sea. "We will not follow their rules in our own territory. Why do we need permission from another country that does not own our fishing grounds? These are ours," he told reporters. "We still have the capability to secure them (Filipino fishermen)," Gazmin said. The Philippines has been locked in an increasingly tense standoff with Chin ...
Focus of Chinese CG patrols in 2014: Senkkau Islands, Scarborough Shoal, Second Thomas Shoal and South Luconia Reef
East 101 of Al Jazeera has video showing int'l news correspondent driven away by China Maritime from Scarborough Shoal
May I please suggest to Sec Voltaire Gazmin to escort a group of Filipino fishermen to Scarborough Shoal now?
China Will Force Military Confrontation Over Disputed Islands By WC | 08/16/12 war with china ‚ÄúWar is imminent with the United States, Vietnam and the Philippines,‚ÄĚ Chinese President and leader of the communist Party -Hu Jintao 2011 China‚Äôs construction of a military garrison in the West Philippine Sea (1) (also South China Sea) is an indicator that China will force a military confrontation in the area. Possession of the islands would provide China with a much needed supply of petroleum. Warring over the islands, however, serves China in other ways as well. With a declining economy and increasing popular unrest, the communist party needs an external force upon which to focus. A war in the West Philippine Sea is the perfect focal point for the regime in Beijing. As the communists grip on control deteriorates, they will do whatever it takes to maintain power. By starting a war over ownership of the Paracel and Spratly Islands and/or Scarborough Shoal, the communists can deflect attention from their fa ...
may be establishing a permanent presence on the disputed Scarborough Shoal
Wanted: New PH warships, bigger number of troops MANILA - Amid new threats from China and internal sources of terrorism, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is set to acquire more defense equipment, including two more navy ships from the United States. AFP chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista recognized the ‚Äúreal threat out there in terms of securing and defending our territory‚ÄĚ that there is a need to boost capabilities. Ideally, the Philippines would need six frigates for the purpose of securing the West Philippine Sea, he told ANC. ‚Äú[And] we‚Äôre already acquiring and bidding for two more frigates. Hopefully, we will be able to acquire those in a couple of years,‚ÄĚ said Bautista, who said this will be part of his legacy. He is retiring this July. At present, the country has two warships: the BRP Gregorio del Pilar that is stationed in Palawan and BRP Ramon Alcaraz, which is currently still helping in the relief efforts in the Yolanda-struck areas. He said he has made "maritime domain a ...
Although this is a good first step by the Philppines, it will serve the country better to have the US Navy back. Why not have the US Navy build a naval facility in the disputed Spratly Island as the lesser of the two evil compared to the greedy Chinese posturing in the region? Let's see if China will ever challenge the US of A's military might?! China with its nuclear capability will not dare use it. Why? Despite its intimidation and posturing, China can not afford to endanger its growing financial power and affluence to ruin everything it has worked for and attained in the last 30 years! The western world has opened China's door to the "good life" as part of their grand design to involve and engage China with a better alternative to Cultural Revolution and the communist ideology. China has toned down its rhetoric against Japan when the Japanese government asked the US to buy $240 billion worth of sophisticated military hardware to include the efficient drones. What does China's silence in the East ...
Seems likely MT Is planning permanent structures on Shoal?
Are you invadin' the Scarborough Shoal/ Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme/ She once was Bajo de Masinloc in the PI's
China planning permanent military structures on Bajo de Masinloc aka Scarborough Shoal?: Since the start of th...
Is China planning permanent structures on Scarborough Shoal?
NewsLife - AFP: No more Chinese ships at Scarborough shoal (Reported By: Robert Tan) - [January 10, 2014] For more news, visit: ‚ĖļDownlo...
The Battle between the well-armed Chinese Navy against the Gunboat Corvettes of the Philippine Navy for the Control of Scarborough Shoal.
The same old tactic applied: send the ship to neighbor‚Äôs water, claim the new border, turn the non-dispute into a dispute region. Malaysian government always avoid criticize Chinese‚Äôs claim over Vietnam and Philippine's water so far, can they still keep their neutral status anymore once the Chinese Coast Guard boat surfing their water? ¬† 1974 While Vietnam was still in the civil war, Paracel Islands under Republic of Vietnam‚Äôs authorization was fallen into China after a short war. 1988 After Johnson South Reef Skirmish between China - Vietnam, Chinese naval occupied six reef and atolls in the Spratly island. 2013 They succeed controlling the Scarborough shoal- under Philippines control by adapting no-gun strategy, this including economic pressure & outnumber the neighbor's ship. China Coast Guard observed at off shore Miri, Malaysia Among those years, so many provocative activities had conducted by China authority over the other‚Äôs EEZ‚Ä¶ So China still raise in peace? They are quite busy claiming ...
Give a little time to read.. I am not a scientist nor a super expert about science, But I guess this is like the issue of the "scarborough shoal..." Mutuo najud ko ninyo Following the successful launch of its first lunar rover, the Chinese government has declared a defensive zone extending vertically from China into space and encompassing the moon. The Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone, according to newly appointed space minister Wu Houyi, ‚Äúwill protect China‚Äôs core interests and interplanetary sovereignty.‚ÄĚ All foreign spacecraft, satellites, comets and space debris must notify China before passing through or into the zone. Due to orbital complications, the boundaries of the LDOZ will shift daily in accordance with the position of the moon relative to its sovereign power. China‚Äôs Ministry of Space has issued diagrams of the shifting boundaries, dubbed ‚Äúthe lasso.‚ÄĚ Many countries have disputed China‚Äôs ability to establish such a zone, but Chinese officials are adamant about the country‚Äôs cla ...
I doubt if there'd be a U.S. B-2 fly-by. Chinese carrier battlegroup destined for Scarborough Shoal. ‚Ä¶
Chinese carrier battlegroup destined for Scarborough Shoal. If true, this would major violation of our EEZ.
China's "carrier battlegroup is destined for the Scarborough shoal..."
U.S. jets challenge China over the airspace China wants to claim. Consumers of the world can do something to bring down Communist China's economy i.e. boycott all products made in Communist China. Imagine Communist China trying to own/claim lagoons, reefs, rocks, within the 200 nautical miles Economic Exclusive Zone of the Philippines specifically Panatag/Scarborough Shoal which is 124 miles from the shoreline of Western Zambales and more than 500 nautical miles from mainland China. They are so emphatic to claim the entire sea of Southeast Asia but it is against reason and logic because Southeast Asian countries have been in the area since the days of Confucius, the different dynasties of China, etc. etc. Communist China cannot own the sea of Southeast Asia.
Why Asia is arguing over its islands By Christian Le Mi√®re, Special to CNN Editor‚Äôs note: Christian Le Mi√®re is a research fellow for naval forces and maritime security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The views expressed are his own. It still amazes me how much media interest there currently is in the various maritime disputes of Asia. Five years ago, to find information on these then-obscure disagreements over tiny pieces of land required diligence and patience. Now, and in particular since the much-vaunted U.S. pivot to Asia, every week seems to bring new stories about these islands. It is therefore worth our taking a step back and asking how we got here. What have been the drivers for the maritime disputes over the past five years, do they share any similarities, and why, when these disputes have existed for decades, have they become so tense now? First, a reminder of the context. The islands in dispute are the Kurils (claimed by Japan and Russia); the Dokdo/Takeshima islands ...
R. Sukma: Lesson of Scarborough Shoal issue: compromise with is becoming more difficult.
Now, the Philippines wants American forces back in Subic to counter Chinese moves off the Philippine coast. Just west of Subic, Chinese ships have fenced off the Scarborough Shoal, one of the world's richest fishing grounds, which falls within the Philippines's 200-nautical-mile Exclusive Economic Zone.
Thanks China but Scarborough Shoal, Ayungin, and Mischief Reef are still ours no matter how you improve your image.
To those STUPID experts who think we should cancel our FA50 purchase. How will YOU stop the godless ChiCom pigs when they escalate things further on OUR territory? Kaya ba ng C130 mo to stop things? Hindi ba kaya nangyari nga yun sa Scarborough Shoal dahil sa mga BOBONG katulad ninyo na against sa improving our AIR and MARITIME defenses?!
Good News to Filipinos and Friends: 1) TYPHOON YOLANDA: Three (3) weeks post Haiyun/Yolanda Secretary Roxas's official report: "YOLANDA VICTIMS (2 million people) are OFF CRITICAL LIST, IN ICU IN STABLE CONDITION." Basic need supplies delivered via "mechanized conveyor belt delivery system" every day. Utilities, banks, business and schools are open. Thanks to all our friends from around the world and Filipinos at home & around the world. Special thanks to God - "We were never alone." 2) ECONOMY: Germany - "PHL rising political and economic player in Asian region" World Bank - "no longer the-sick-man-of-Asia, THE RISING TIGER IN ASIA. Henry Lui - "best economy in Asia for 2013". Chris Wood - "leads Asia in economic growth." Australia - "more oil off Palawan." Chances are we are going to get back Spratley and Scarborough Shoal. 3) FILIPINO RISING PERSONALITIES: (1) Birdy in Taiwan, speaks Chinese and sang a Chinese song in Taiwan competition and won (2) Filipino-Canadian Paolo Rodan, Filipino Supe ...
@ Masinloc, Zambales during our A/R confirmation last week, near Scarborough Shoal.
As always, the size of the expansion of jurisdiction is designed to avert a too strong response.(Mischief Reef, Scarborough Shoal)
Learning the lessons of last year's Scarborough Shoal crisis
Scarborough Shoal. Cutting Vietnamese oil cables. Now this. Might is Right seems to be the msg emanating from Beijing
A case of Soft Power Failure Although China has focused on soft power development in its relationship with most of the Global South, in China‚Äôs near-abroad, the relationship is defined by hard power. In the case of Japan (the Senkakus), the Philippines (the Scarborough Shoal and the Spratlys), Vietnam (the Spratlys and Mekong River watershed), India (Arunachal Pradesh), and elsewhere, China has used aggressive displays of military force, economic sanctions, and ‚Äúforward‚ÄĚ development such as building highways into disputed territories or establishing outposts at sea. Within ASEAN itself, China has utilized economic power to cultivate patron-client relations with Cambodia and (increasingly) Thailand, which has left ASEAN unable to reach a consensus on the best way to deal with the South China Sea disputes. Read more at:
The Pivot Starts Now: In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the United States has gained some ground at China's expense. BY PATRICK M. CRONIN | NOVEMBER 17, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, killing thousands, affecting millions, and leaving hundreds of thousands of Filipinos desperate for help. A natural disaster of that magnitude requires a massive relief effort, and the United States took the lead: dispatching the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, distributing food and water, and maneuvering rescuers and supplies to remote areas. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) pledged more than $22 million in assistance. U.S. allies soon followed. Japan offered $30 million in emergency relief, along with roughly 1,000 soldiers to help deliver the aid, on top of ongoing assistance programs, such as $20 million through the Asian Development Bank. Australia pledged $10 million, South Korea $5 million, and when Britain's carrier the HMS Illustrious arrives on Nov. 24, it will begin ...
NEWS UPDATES China Increases Typhoon Aid to Philippines 18 NOVEMBER 2013 China is increasing the amount of its relief aid to the typhoon-hit Philippines, days after it offered an initial donation much smaller than that of other global powers. Foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Thursday that Beijing would send $1.6 million in additional aid to the Philippines. "Several days ago we also decided to send 10 million RMB ($1.64 million) worth of humanitarian aid, including tents and blankets, to the Philippine people in the disaster zone. These include thousands of tents and hundreds of thousands of blankets," she said. Earlier this week, the Beijing government, along with the Chinese Red Cross, pledged $200,000 in aid to the Philippines, which is struggling to deal with the aftermath of one of its worst natural disasters in decades. NOAA/NASA captured these satellite images that show light emissions before and after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the region. That figure was significantly less than the aid off ...
Really, there are no more borders. The world is one nation, a community where sympathy and "pakikipag-kapwa" (our strongest quality) reign. I think this is the real sense of the concept of globalization. Salamat America, Canada, Japan, Australia, and the rest of Humanity that have stood by us. Sige, China na rin. Nature will solve the Scarborough Shoal dispute. With the rising waters, there will be no more islets to fight for. :) In two years, we all will be citizens of ASEAN :)
make this profile pic..with scarborough shoal map..This is our Real Map..
International: CEBU, Philippines: The American aircraft carrier George Washington has arrived, its 5,000 sailors and 80 aircraft already busy ferrying relief supplies to storm-battered survivors, and the United States has committed an initial $20 million in humanitarian assistance. Japan is dispatching a naval force of 1,000 troops, in what officials say is that country's largest ever disaster-relief deployment. Also on the way: the Illustrious, a British aircraft carrier stocked with transport planes, medical experts and $32 million worth of aid. The outpouring of foreign assistance for the hundreds of thousands left homeless and hungry by Typhoon Haiyan is shaping up to be a monumental show of international largess ‚ÄĒ and a not-so-subtle dose of one-upmanship directed at the region's fastest-rising power, China. China, which has its own newly commissioned aircraft carrier and ambitions of displacing the United States, the dominant naval power in the Pacific, has been notably penurious. Beijing increase ...
ATTENTION: Secretary Dinky Soliman Department of Social Welfare and Development There is an Exodus of people to Metro Manila which was devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda from the provinces of Leyte, the Samar provinces, Iloilo, Capiz, etc. They are looking for jobs, majority of them are farm workers, some are fishermen, they have nowhere to go, they have no relatives in Metro Manila. Thanks to the Philippine Navy ships and other means who brought them here. As I do my daily exercises and brisk walking at the baywalk this morning at 4:30 AM, I saw them and I even talk to them, and I pity them. Do you want to see them? THEY ARE SCATTERED IN BAYWALK ROXAS BOULEVARD, they sleep there, they beg for food, they eat there. Oh my God, the stench will drive you crazy. Pictures will be posted tonight. Good morning Brethren and Friends its 6:20 AM, Saturday, November 16, 2013, Manila, The Philippines, 7,100 Islands including Scarborough Shoal (Its ours).
"China should send warships to Philippines: media".. thanks but no thanks. its better to stay your ships at Scarborough shoal
come to think of it : earthquake happened, yolanda happened. nganu karon we consider that these may be man made due to HAARP or Microwave Radar coming from stations owned by powerful countries? isnt it ironic na sila ra puy nitabang nato in the end? have we ever thought na palabas ra ni nila? i dunno know as to when ta maka realize nga kita ray gipang buang sa mga dagkong tae dnha.. we dont even know if these aid are really coming from their hearts cause they want to help or plano jud nila na mahitabo ni tanan kay they want to rule the philippines kay aside sa fact na nahan sila mu depopulate sa world pwerte pud nato ka datu ug resources... scarborough shoal is one of them.. And finally we dont even the reason why government officials have not acted so much on the situation ... they might have been bribed to keep their mouths and acts shut pra kunohay ang mga dagkong tae ang maoy muagawas na heroes and will eventually rule us.. lol .. aw good luck nato..
thank you China for helping us even though we're having a little misunderstanding about the Scarborough shoal. Xoxo much love :)
If the Philippines decides to wage war against the tiny nation of Taiwan say the scenario is China Sea on open waters with all the high tech modern weaponry that they have plus Taiwan's Submarine capability to attack the Philippines flotilla of slow aging fleet most are from World II the Korean War and Vietnam War it would be madness,although its people have the bravado to fight any war it would be suicide to face against Taiwan which has F16 and F15 Jets Missile Cruisers and Destroyers a fleet of Diesel Powered Submarines which have modern silent engines Apache Attack helicopters, AWACS Medium Range Surface to Land or Air Missile very capable of reaching any area in the Philippines. The point of this written rhetoric is instead of letting or allowing covertly the money this country have to go to corrupt government officials. spend the money to modernized it's defense capabilities.I am despondent on the mediocre status of its Navy which doesnt have the capability to patrol its ocean boundaries. Imagine th ...
...China wants Scarborough shoal off Philippines (now that they hv econ bullying power)
we will use China's donations to protect the Scarborough Shoal. Charot! :)
I read in some blogs that in the end of days, the Philippines will be the richest country because of it's oil deposits and Hydrogen deposits. Both can be use for cooking, fuelling cars and converted to electricity. No wonder China is developing a military Facility near Scarborough Shoal. Surely, they did not put those facilities there for their security hence their country is thousand miles away and DEFINITELY the Philippines is NOT CRAZY ENOUGH to wage war against China. China may not have known this but the oil deposits are just the tip of the iceberg.
MANILA ‚Äď Apparently Sen. Antonio Trillanes III has trained his guns on Sen. Enrile by default since last year. The two senators, who are sworn enemies in the senate, figured prominently in previous confrontations on various issues including the Scarborough Shoals standoff, the MOOE controversy and the MWSS contract legalities, with one even resulting to Trillanes‚Äô walkout from the senate plenary. Sen. Trillanes (Photo: wn.com) This time, Sen. Trillanes is again on the attack mode against the elderly senator regarding the latter‚Äôs alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam. He said that although Enrile managed to survive several controversial cases in the past almost unscathed, the PDAF scam for which he is facing a plunder case before the Ombudsman, may finally pin down the former Senate President. In an ANC interview, Trillanes expressed confidence that fate and law may finally catch up with the embattled senator from Cagayan and that should be a cause for public celebration; ‚ÄúWe are supposed to ...
"In the middle of the South China Sea...passing scarborough shoal 135 nautical mile west of pangasinan
If it's Scarborough Shoal that's been hit they might have responded quickly.
Breaking News: China will be sending aircraft carrier, battle ships, naval boats .. - - - - to Ayungin and Scarborough Shoal
what the f* China should take more territory from Phl ‚Äď Chinese general That‚Äôs the so-called cabbage strategy that China is employing to stake its maritime territorial claims, and a ranking Chinese military officer says his country should take more disputed territory from the Philippines, The New York Times Magazine has reported. Quoting Maj. Gen. Zhang Zhaozhong of the Chinese People‚Äôs Liberation Army, the Sunday magazine cover article said China began taking measures ‚Äúto seal and control‚ÄĚ areas around Panatag or Scarborough Shoal, which the Chinese call the Huangyan Islands, following a standoff with the Philippines last year. The magazine article, quoting Zhang, reported that the cabbage strategy involved ‚Äúsurrounding a contested area with so many boats ‚Äď fishermen, fishing administration ships, marine surveillance ships, navy warships.‚ÄĚ The island ‚Äúis thus wrapped layer by layer like a cabbage,‚ÄĚ Zhang reportedly said in a television interview given in May. In the story entitled ‚Äú ...
It's so hilarious that most Pinoys like porma( latest gadgets, designer everything) yet in times of calamity, we only have 1 or 2 c 130 planes from world war 2 and an ancient ship in the scarborough shoal since world war 2. Isn't that ironic??? When calamity strikes, can your designer duds save you from a storm surge or wind speed of 200MPH? That really shows what our priorities are...tsk tsk tsk...sad but true.
did you read the fantastic NYT feature on the Scarborough Shoal standoff a couple weeks ago? I'm sure you did
sorry why? my guess they are a bit slow due to geopolitical tensions i.e. Scarborough Shoal
Don't get me wrong pinoys Stand Up for Scarborough Shoal still my priority..:-)
THE BENHAM PLATEAU now BELONG To the PHILIPPINE MAP.. :) Still, The Fight for Scarborough Shoal must not end here. :( HEAVY WATER IS LOCATED HERE.
Just wondering if Yolanda blew the Chinese vessels in Scarborough shoal?
You may be disappointed on the territorial dispute at the West Philippine Sea or Scarborough Shoal‚Ä¶ here is the good news. The United Nation approves the Philippine territorial claim to Benham Rise. Read the article below - This article was first published on DENR website by Dr. Jay L. Batongbaca and Efren P. Carandang The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)‚Äôs recognition of Philippine jurisdiction over the Benham Rise Region is the Philippines‚Äô first successful validation of a claim in accord with the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention. It is the first major expansion of the Philippines‚Äô maritime boundaries since the late 1970s when it declared its EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone). This happy outcome is a tribute to a quiet and diligent work and collaboration by a team of public servants, scientists and legal experts who pursued the claim for over a decade. The Benham Rise The story of the Philippine claim to Benham Rise began with a workshop in 2001 to assist the DFA and the DENR‚Ä ...
dear storm,. please land on the scarborough shoal, Spratly Islands and other islands that ARE NOT ours anymore.
Dear Typhoon Haiyan aka Yolanda, I hope you enjoy destroying my country but please just spare the lives of my fellowmen. I offer to thee the lives of non-Filipino scavengers inhabiting within the Philippine's 200 nautical mile EEZ like Scarborough Shoal. Kindly have them instead of the Filipino people like my friend Patrick requests too. Thank you.
Dear Typhoon Yolanda, can you jump, skip and hop over the Philippines and go immediately instead to Scarborough shoal where those Chinese bullies are taking over our territory?
Some quick notes from 154th Bergedorf roundtable in Jakarta by (A conference report will be posted participant on 's 6 most important military developments: General views were that US-China cooperation & exchange all process and little product.‚ÄĚ Raw emotions 'on display' - as in slightly stagey - between Japanese & Chinese speakers over East China Sea "didn't help the Philippines at Scarborough Shoal. Would it help at Focus on human security is a distraction. Hard security challenges created Europe's security architecture. Europe's role in Asia: trade plus the "3Ds" (diplomacy, defense & development). Given her limited resources and the huge problems her southern neighbourhood, Europe's role in Asia will remain limited. "Asian states show strong interest in building better relations w/ EU hardly mentioned."
There is a Bully in Our Backyard Cornelio A. Estillore President Benigno S. Aquino signed Republic Act 10627 or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 last September 12. However it is not the kind of law which the Philippines is needed to the address bullying it experienced in the international scene. It is the bullying in the school against students. We are discussing here the biggest threat of the Philippines as an independent nation and the test to its sovereignty - the ongoing bullying of Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ‚ÄėNo man is an island‚Äô ‚Äď famous quote of John Donne, an English lawyer and metaphysical poets. The meaning of the quote is that man is a social being that cannot exist without his fellows. No one is self-sufficient and everyone relies on the other for successful survival. Thus, States adapts this principle for indeed in order to compete and survive in these fast changing needs of its society they must cooperate and open its doors to the world. The expansion of the scope of international l ...
Dispute over the scarborough shoal and the spratlys islands, HKG still trying to escalate the tension with the Philippines over a past and resolved case which would somehow affect not only our fellow citizens abroad but the whole Philippine state, Napoles case and corruption in the government system, Encountering calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes especially in the Visayas region, and civil armed conflicts in mindanao. I believe it is time to stop criticizing our President and start lending him a hand. It may sound cliche and idealistic but believe it or not, that is the right WAY. Being the Head of a State is never an easy task nor carrying that kind of weight is light. Apparently, he really can never do it without the people. The people are indeed the power. Thus we also have the obligation and the power to change our beloved country for the good. We, the people of the Republic of the Philippines, also have a responsibility. Stop complaining and whining. Let us make integrity the priority in .. ...
The Philippines should not apologize for the Hostage Crisis. We should not be dictated by a bully nation like China. China stood firm regarding the Panatag / Scarborough Shoal row. Support our government!
Is it not China that maintains an empire? Together, Tibet and East Turkestan (or Xinjiang), under Han occupation, make up one-third of ‚ÄúChinese‚ÄĚ territory. It is China that invaded India in 1962, Vietnam in 1979, and recently grabbed Kazakh land and Scarborough Shoal. It is China that has territorial disputes with almost everyone of its neighbors. The rest of Asia, except for the Chinese and Koreans, now want an assertive Japan, not a Japan that submits to every Chinese demand in the name of ‚Äúpeace.‚ÄĚ We have no interest in Chinese emotional appeals to a war finished nearly 70 years ago. They are not a good reason to continue keeping Japan defenseless - Shatruntapa patel
South China Sea, news brief Malaysia to create marine corps and set up naval base near James Shoal. Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein announced on October 10 that the Royal Malaysian Navy is creating a marine corps for the first time and establishing a new naval base for it on the South China Sea. The marine force will conduct amphibious operations and is considered essential for security in the state of Sabah, according to Hishammuddin. The new naval base will be located in the coastal town of Bintulu, about 60 miles from James Shoal, south of the Spratly Islands. James Shoal was the site of a large-scale Chinese landing exercise in May. Military investigation claims U.S. Navy placed concrete blocks on Scarborough Shoal. Philippine military officials said on October 25 that the U.S. Navy might have placed concrete blocks at the disputed Scarborough Shoal decades ago. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin in September accused China of placing the blocks there in preparation for further construction. The U ...
Spratly Islands, Philippines - The Spratly Islands or Scarborough Shoal are controversial islands of more than...
Roilo Golez and Atty, Harry Roque exchange views on the legal, geopolitical and security aspects of Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea especially in Mischief Reef and Panatag or Scarborough Shoal.
South China Sea, ASEAN, China, Philippines and Vietnam China, ASEAN officials discuss code of conduct. Officials from China and the 10 ASEAN countries discussed a potential binding code of conduct in the South China Sea during a meeting in Suzhou, China, on September 14‚Äď15. China‚Äôs vice foreign minister, Liu Zhenmin, said the officials agreed to pursue a code of conduct using a ‚Äúgradual approach based on consensus.‚ÄĚ The outcome was seen by many observers as a means to stall completion of a binding agreement. The officials were meeting to discuss implementation of the nonbinding 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. Philippines accuses China of construction at Scarborough Shoal. Philippine defense secretary Voltaire Gazmin on September 3 accused China of preparing to build structures at Scarborough Shoal, which Chinese vessels seized in 2012. Gazmin revealed aerial photos taken by the Philippine Navy that show 75 objects, which the secretary identified as concrete block ...
So much fakery in China. Fake food, fake goods, fake claims, fake offers, fake relations, fake promises, fake agreements, fake respectability. Fake as in counterfeit, sham, fraud, hoax, phoney, piracy, rip-off, dupe. China, the South China Sea is not yours. Your claim is fake, bogus, phoney. The Philippines' EEZ is not yours. Our waters, seabeds, islands, reefs and shoals recognized by UNCLOS are not yours. Get out of Mischief Reef. Get out of Scarborough Shoal. Stop threatening Ayungin Shoal. Stop exploring around Reed Bank. You may be blinded by your own propaganda but the world is gradually learning that you are just a squatter, a pirate and a violator of international law. It will take a long time before you regain the region's trust.
ANOTHER CHINESE PROPAGANDA.PICTURE TAKEN FROM OTHER ISLAND OR HAVE BEEN PHOTOSHOP AND CLAIMED IT WAS THE REAL Panatag Shoal WITH ROCKS INSTEAD AND NO BLOCKS.WHAT A CRAP !!! Scarborough Shoal ‚Äėconcrete‚Äô looks just like rocks Saturday, 14 September, 2013, 4:55am Recent pictures of the disputed Scarborough Shoal. Photo: SCMP A Philippine minister said they were concrete blocks and a "prelude to construction", but photos taken recently at the disputed Scarborough Shoal show only natural rocks and coral jutting above the surface. The photos, obtained by the South China Morning Post, appear to show rocks emerging at low tide at the same spot where Manila has claimed Chinese vessels were placing concrete structures. The photos from the Philippines and Chinese sources could not be independently verified. A fresh diplomatic quarrel between Manila and Beijing was triggered last week after the Philippine Department of Defence released air surveillance pictures showing a number of objects protruding from the wate ...
Hi! I'm Tess, I am for the protection of Spratly's, Scarborough Shoal and the entire West Philippine Sea as part of our sovereignty.
Pictures indicate PH alleged Scarborough Shoal ‚Äėconcrete‚Äô blocks looks just like rocks
Scarborough Shoal ‚Äėconcrete‚Äô looks just like rocks | SCMP those concrete blocks just rocks at low tide?
Scarborough Shoal pictures cast doubt on 'concrete structure' claims
Philippines lashes out at China, seeing 'prelude to construction' on disputed Scarborough Shoal via
Good morning, Thursday! ANC's First Look now on :-) We have the latest on the Zambo crisis, Pork Barrel Scam, Scarborough Shoal & the UAAP.
Chinese are fast-tracking the occupation of Scarborough Shoal (Panatag) : Vietnam Philippines Japan India China US
China has put more concrete blocks on Scarborough Shoal: Manila ‚Äď Khabar‚Ä¶
Philippines accuses China of building on disputed Scarborough Shoal ‚Äď Khabar‚Ä¶
Continued US focus on Syria while ignoring events in Scarborough Shoal and Zamboanga makes talk of pivot to Asia seem trite.
If our own people wants to claim Mindanao as their own land. HOW ARE WE GOING TO CLAIM SCARBOROUGH SHOAL AS OUR OWN.
Phl defense chief Gazmin says "concrete blocks" in Scarborough Shoal could mean new Chinese fortifications in Phl territory |
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