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Scarborough Shoal

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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island-building Scarborough Shoal is to threaten to kick its *ss" Since PRC has legal space to bui…
I have my Flag up since 2012 ... ever since CHINA started harassing our Fishermen in Scarborough Shoal ( lets show…
Asleep and dreaming of planting a flag on Scarborough shoal.
Idioot Duterte fooled filipinos by putting a flag on Benham Rise, it belongs to us, instead plant it on scarborough shoal & drive China out.
a rare photo of Sisa enjoying her life in Scarborough Shoal
A traitor will always be a traitor how many times he go China while construction going on in Scarborough S…
4th case study in the counter-coercion series covers 2012 China v Philippines Scarborough Shoal Standoff…
Approaching Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm typhoon on passage to
This is the map that helped us secure a ruling from the PCA declaring, among others, Scarborough Shoal as part of o…
is top military analyst. more ships would help too though. park them at Scarborough Shoal now.
Earlier: Businessman Mel Velarde (left) unveils original Murillo-Velarde map showing Scarborough Shoal is part of P…
Duterte's deal with China exposes US failure
SC AJ Carpio: The window of opportunity is closing. The last piece for China to control WPS is Scarborough Shoal. |
What really happened during 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff? Here's the short version excerpted from new stud…
Newest entry in CSIS Counter-coercion series tackles the 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff between Manila and Beijing…
Why China is likely to militarize Scarborough Shoal
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Why China is likely to militarize Scarborough Shoal | The Philippine Star |
Why China is likely to militarize Scarborough Shoal - Philippine Star
Why is China likely to militarize Scarborough Shoal - Philippine Star
"...Yulin Naval Base at the tip of Hainan Island in the disputed Scarborough Shoal.". Wat
Adm Harris is a hardliner when it comes to China's aggressive Scarborough Shoal plan. He pushed for THAAD & dispatched Carl Vinson to SK.
Why Scarborough Shoal belongs to the Philippines - YouTube.
Time to put Chinese CCP ON NOTICE. We will move to stand against CCP Militarized S.ChinaSea. We must build our Navy.
The 18th c. Murillo Map, which proves that the Scarborough Shoal has always belonged to us, is now home.
President Trump you surrendered to China by not confronting them on scarborough shoal. You lost my support.
US Navy stands down from Scarborough Shoal & What is to be done? via
In 1943, Chinese government only claimed the Paracels in the They added the Spratlys and Scarborough Shoal…
J.Carpio: Scarborough shoal and the Spratlys were part of PH territory since 1734
Chinese mayor says to build environmental-monitoring station on Scarborough Shoal, then the remark gets deleted.
Yesterday, I was given the chance to board USS Carl Vinson in the middle of the South China Sea, some 120-130miles…
China and the Philippines have turned the corner on one of their biggest disputes, but the path ahead is unclear https:…
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Venue of awards ceremony at Mischief Reef. With 21 missile salute. Reception to follow at Scarborough Shoal. Seafood buffet
ZC: Doesn't mean US can't push back. There are some grey areas where push back is possible. Not in Scarborough Shoal, though.
the reason is simple. This fish are residents of scarborough shoal affected by China's artificial reefs. Common!
PRC brought PH fishermen to Guangdong for 1 week workshop on the Sino-Filipino Fishery Training Exchange.
Kim on US response in case China builds a base on Scarborough Shoal: The US is not a claimant in dispute...
Scarborough Shoal in the 200 nautical mile territorial Filipina (UNCLOS). USA unprotected philippine allies?
January 2017, Cuaresma and other Filipino fishermen who ventured in the disputed waters of Panatag Shoal and...
Batongbacal: If Scarborough Shoal is reclaimed, it will become a large military base.
"The fishermen didn't ask if they can fish again in Bajo de Masinloc (...) but it was the big elephant in the room."
Xi apparently promised China would not reclaim Scarborough Shoal - result of Duterte overtures or recognizing risk of…
Filipino fishermen were flown to China to attend a workshop and learn how Beijing increased its fish production.
Driven away from Scarborough Shoal, Filipino fishermen now train in China
Now, are you scared that China will abandon you since they already have Spratlay and Scarborough Shoal, I hope so, 😱
DFA Sec. Yasay says China Pres. Xi Jinping promised to Pres. Duterte that China will not reclaim Scarborough Shoal
I am waiting for the man who promised to "jet ski" to Scarborough Shoal and put our flag there...
I've also heard that China is permitting PHL fishermen to fish inside the lagoon at Scarborough Shoal
These planes should be used to the max to monitor Scarborough Shoal for any construction work & Mischief Reef for w…
China assures Philippines of no plan to alter Scarborough Shoal (pay wall). This is important news.
the treason that was the sale of Scarborough Shoal to China that Trillanes as special envoy of PNOy worked on. 👍
Indonesian For Min Yasay: Xi Jinping promised PRC will not reclaim land/build structures on Scarborough Shoal.
I just couldn't wait,everything will be OPEN. Saf44,Yolanda Funds,zamboanga seige,Scarborough shoal,etc
China vows not to build on Scarborough Shoal
Yasay disclosed that China has promised not to build facilities on the disputed Scarborough Shoal in
China Rescues Filipinos near Scarborough Shoal...good news story of cooperation between two countries' coast guards. http…
CHINA vague about Scarborough Shoal in THE South China Sea | Hot News.: qua
meanwhile, China might give our fishermen a conditional access to Scarborough Shoal; . nope, the coast isn't clear yet
Is Philippines president Duterte playing a clever strategy on Scarborough shoal or rushing into an embrace of China? htt…
Accepting China's "generous offer" is tantamount to recognizing its sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal. It's a TRAP.
Scarborough Shoal is within our EEZ and outside China's EEZ. We don't need their permission. Duterte is just *** li…
accepting offer to give Filipino fishermen access to Scarborough would concede shoal is Chinese
Ask Aquino and Trillanes what happened to Scarborough Shoal.
I think I should apply for head of NICA.
why did he make filipinos believe that china is trying to steal the Scarborough shoal? He plotted that so their plans
These are the Chinese symbols of TREASON. For how many pieces of silver will you sell OUR Scarborough sho…
Why do we need another country's permission to fish at Scarborough Shoal? That is part of the Philippine territory.
so for our president, China really owns Scarborough Shoal? wew, 3 years pinaglaban sa arbitration court magaganito lang pala
Teka muna. We are asking permission from China re Scarborough Shoal?
Will be on just after 1900 UK time, on visit and possible deal on Scarborough Shoal in
but China does not own Scarborough Shoal. They have no right.
If you want Scarborough shoal back, befriend China. It's a reverse psychology.
According to the news,"China will allow access to Filipino fishermen to Scarborough shoal after Duterte's visit,is it true or just a pledge?
Conditional access to Scarborough Shoal, China? Seriously?! That's not even part of your territory!!!
Conditional access to Scarborough Shoal for Filipino fishermen. Why conditional?
Freedom of navigation with Chinese characteristics: “Everybody can go [to Scarborough Shoal], but there will be conditions."
may give conditional access to Scarborough Shoal to fishermen (should really be China relenting…
Great Leader Duterte ! Philippine Coast Guard to help China in harassing Filipinos in Scarborough Shoal !
China may give Filipinos fishermen access to Scarborough Shoal
South China Sea: China building more islands? - CNN
Duterte, who vowed to expel China from Scarborough Shoal on a jet ski, will now settle for fishing access.
Duterte: Philippines open to China, Russia 'war games', but won't bargain away Scarborough Shoal or UNCLOS ruling
Senators slam PH intel agency using fake site as source via Dont have basic skills? Cant ck or read?
You are a TRAITOR ! You will not pursue the claim on Scarborough Shoal vs China? No doubt , you are a 100% Peki…
Allowing Philippine fishermen's access to the Scarborough Shoal (now under Chinese control) is also not something B…
This is way too hilarious, my stomach hurts from laughing. I need to stop. LOL
good, defend Scarborough Shoal yourself then.
China praises Duterte for diplomatic results of Scarborough Shoal. .
Right. China promised not to use force against Southeast Asia in 2012 but that same year took Scarborough Shoal by...forc…
An impulsive mad dash to Beijing must have the Chinese laughing all the way to the Scarborough Shoal
China already owns the Spratlys via artificial isles & China shld at least grant Philippines ownership of Scarborough Shoal.
China should at least transfer ownership of the uninhabited Scarborough Shoal to the Philippines w/c is the latter's "EEZ".
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Philippines Justice warns Duterte could be impeached if he concedes Scarborough Shoal to China via…
No Chinese reclamation in Scarborough Shoal, DND says. reports:
"Intelligence." Senators slam PH intel agency for using fake site as source. reports:
The Dept of Nat'l Defense denied reports that China is conducting reclamation work in the disputed Scarborough Shoal
An intelligence report from the PH's top intelligence gathering agency turned out to be based on a fake news website
Jericho Rosales, defending Scarborough Shoal is so *** sexy.
Lorenzana: It's incumbent upon China to allow our fishermen in Scarborough Shoal
If I become the president of the Philippines, I'd put wifi on every possible location in the country. Even in Scarborough Shoal. 👍👌
By the way, Scarborough Shoal lawfully belongs to the Philippines, just sayin'.
Our Security/Foreign Affairs Fellow Jeffrey Hornung explains what a Chinese base on Scarborough Shoal would mean:
Scarborough the flashpoint to watch on
''For Beijing, the timing is perfect.” China may seize Scarborough Shoal
Reports China may seize Scarborough Shoal during the final weeks of the US presidential election
The Philippines accused China on Wednesday of secretly preparing to build an artificial island on Scarborough Shoal, a tiny and remote
"If China refuses to make any tangible concessions over fishing resources at Scarborough Shoal, Duterte may face a domestic backlash."
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The leveling of TWO MOUNTAINS in Zambales allegedly for China in Scarborough Shoal shld be looked into by Terrible!
Is Scarborough Shoal key to domination of Fellow Jeffrey Hornung explains:
Senate committee wants AFP, DFA to testify allegations on use of Zambales mountain soil f... via Manila Bulletin
How to step up to China's advances on Scarborough Shoal:
Vice FM Liu Zhenmin of told he hoped PI could "meet China halfway." shoal?
Time for PRC to make its move on the Scarborough shoal as it did in 1995 Mischief Reef Phil pivots away from the US
Former ambo to US says seizure of Scarborough Shoal, not joint sea patrols w/ US, is hostile act
,tell the China that they must leave Scarborough shoal,there hard headed will bring them all in *** naka isang araw galit Na ako
The “strategic triangle” that would allow Beijing to control the South China Sea
China denies Philippine charge it is building artificial island in disputed Scarborough Shoal
New photos prove KAI made it to Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea and raised the Philippine flag.
Now I can't wait for Mr. President to jetski going to Scarborough Shoal and plant the Philippine flag there. 🇵🇭
Carpio: Southernmost Chinese teritory has always been Hainan Island, Scarborough Shoal has always been a part of PH
And issues warning on Scarborough Shoal: Risks Great Wall of Self-Isolation: Carter
Duterte: “Just because you are building me a railway doesn’t mean I’m abandoning Scarborough Shoal”.
"Successful Signaling at Scarborough Shoal in by & of
OPINION: should be responsible for the loss of Scarborough Shoal
Seems like just more Lip Service about Scarborough Shoal, just so he can say he didn't give it up .. via
Carrier group returns to South China Sea amid tensions
Oh, God. The Philippines has just lost its own rights in Scarborough Shoal. Good luck to our country. GOD BLESS. .
Seriously?! How do China claim Scarborough Shoal, Spratlys, and like all of The Sea?!
ships denied shelter at Shoal by vessels, intl' orgs. should aware of their action.
we know Scarborough shoal is ours why you let Mr traillanes to have a secret deal to Chinese government?
12. I think people who get jailed for crimes such as theft and murder should be trained instead and deployed to guard…
not too sweet IMO. Aquino bracing for criticism by new admin w/ "PRC reneged on US deal" as backup.
Noy: China reneged on Scarborough deal Story of how PH/US abandoned actually abandoned shoal
This was also a diplomatic failure: honoring ‘face-saving’ deal on Shoal via
Did Trillanes commit treason in the loss of Scarborough Shoal? via
Vietnamese ships denied shelter at Scarborough Shoal by Chinese vessels
Fisherfolk group lauds Duterte’s move to make fishers return to Scarborough Shoal
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The President just put you in your place, Mr. Duterte. So shut up ka na lang. Pres. Aquino: Scarborough Shoal is ours
"President Benigno Aquino 3rd lost Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal) to the Chinese in 2012"
Philippine fisherman can now freely fish in the Scarborough Shoal without harassment from the Chinese Coast Guard.
Be informed about the Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea with these ancient maps:
Sen. Antonio Trillanes tells Mayor Rody Duterte the government has not lost Scarborough Shoal | via…
Treason is how Duterte describes how the Philippines lost Scarborough Shoal. Demands to know how this administration l…
While the republic is sleeping China is constructing another islet at Scarborough Shoal- .
J Carpio: "I believe China will soon reclaim Scarborough Shoal to put up a third airbase...and it can impose an ADIZ in the
Given a chance, how will you solve the problem regarding the Scarborough Shoal issue?
Among the reasons Filipinos fear future Chinese base at Scarborough Shoal near Luzon Strait
If our next president comes from the two pinakamatunog presidential candidates, we probs have to say bye to Scarborough Shoal and Spratlys.
China's arguments about the Scarborough Shoal is fcking stupid tbh
Scarborough Shoal and drive out Philippine fishermen. The shoal lies well within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone and had long been
19. Scarborough Shoal stays in the Philippines' territory.
US missed opportunity to come to defense of Philippines during Chinese seizure of Scarborough Shoal.
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Aquino at East Asia Summit: Our fishermen ask explanations why they can no longer take shelter in Scarborough Shoal during inclement weather
Treaty of paris 1898 includes guan isla ladeonnes
Informative documentary about the dispute on scarborough shoal.
to our gov't, ASA PA KAYO NA MARERECLAIM PA NATIN ANG SCARBOROUGH SHOAL if you don't take proper actions! THEY'RE FREAKING BUILDING A BLDG!
Everybody read this!. Ahaaa! Gotcha got the proof. Back off china.
is there a dot on the Scarborough Shoal?!!
Philippines uses 18th century map to bolster its claim to Scarborough Shoal
Businessman and educator Mel Velarde points to Panacot, the present-day Scarborough or Panatag Shoal, on the replica
300-year-old map shows Scarborough Shoal or Panatag Shoal as part of Philippine territory for three centuries now
Manila to present old map to assert Scarborough Shoal claim - The report noted that Jesuit priest Pedro Murillo Ve...
"Pathetic filipinos.China have already insulted you by grabbing scarborough shoal without a fight…" — kingfisher
What area? Certainly not Scarborough Shoal! US tried to mediate in June 2012 and it failed.
Evidence showing the disputed Scarborough Shoal being part of Philippine territory as far back as 3 centuries ago?
SCS tensions is best geopolitical hand US has to play against PRC. Anybody who thinks we're just sitting
Great way to start the morning, having read that the Scarborough Shoal now belongs to the Chinese.
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“in 1938, US already recognized Scarborough Shoal as part of PH territory
MEL VELARDE points to Bajo deMasinloc, now known as Panatag or Scarborough Shoal, as incontrovertible proof that...
While the United States held back during the 2012 Scarborough Shoal crisis, if must step up in the West...
We have a legal old map signifying Panatag Shoal is ours, so pls patrol Scarborough shoal
Learn more about Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea via these ancient maps:
if they want land so much why not give them Scarborough shoal 😹😹 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? 😒 😞
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…
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).
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A ship 🚢 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. 😂
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.
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 …
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.
17F. Ano pong masasabi mo about sa issue ng Scarborou... — 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. 🙈
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
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Scarborough Shoal has ceased to be China’s staging point for possible aggression.” “The Chinese are well-landed, grounded in Zambales!
Chinese construction on disputed Scarborough Shoal prompts Manila to recall ambassador
Previously: Filipino TV Crew Goes to Scarborough Shoal, gets shooed away by Chinese vessels. What's the point?
“PH, 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? — 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? — 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’s 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 “indisputable sovereignty” over the i ...
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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’s 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 “Historical 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…
"It’s 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’s? Zambaleños ask that, because local officials are giving away their natural resources to East Asia’s 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 — 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 materiél to invade Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal), 123 miles from Zambales’ 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.
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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, “Scarborough Shoal is ours.” 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 “keep 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
… … 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"
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Bonnie Glaser asks abut Scarborough Shoal stand-off and why China re-occupied Shoal despite agreement to withdraw?
China’s Advance Spurs Indonesian Military Shift: Southeast Asia China’s 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’s presidential election, Joko Widodo, aims to boost defense spending to 1.5 percent as a share of the economy, which is Southeast Asia’s largest. The strategy shift comes as China escalates disputes with the Philippines and Vietnam, fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asean Nations. China’s standoff with Vietnam over an oil rig this month followed its 2012 success in taking control of the Scarborough Shoal from the Philippines. “The 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…
While China’s brazen occupation of the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal, located just 125 nautical miles from Masinloc, Zambales, has captured all the national and international attention, little has been mentioned about China’s occupation of the Philippine mining industry, an entirely different issue…
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’s defense capacity to protect the country’s 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’s 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) — 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" 😒🔫
I AM SO PIISED UGHGUHGUHGU she's being racist becaus eof the scarborough shoal issue and i just
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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…
People from Scarborough Shoal, how are you? I love you sa maka gets. Hihihi
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