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China denies reports of building on disputed shoal

by Reuters Beijing — China’s Foreign Ministry yesterday denied reports that China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on disputed…

MB FILE—A file photo of Scarborough Shoal taken during aerial inspection conducted by the Philippine Navy with Manila Bulletin correspondent assigned to take photo. The Scarborough Shoal is situated at the West Philippine Sea, 198 kilometer west of Subic Bay with an estimated area of 150 square kilometers. It has rich maritime resources, which why Chinese ships are currently engaging in illegal activities within the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone. (Photo by: ERWIN G. BELEO) Manila Bulletin

China says no monitoring station on disputed island

by Associated Press China is not building an environmental monitoring station on a disputed South China Sea shoal, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, apparently denying…

Atty. Rene Espina

An erasable boundary?

By Atty. Rene Espina Former Senator In our continuing dispute with the People’s Republic of China (PROC) in the South China Sea, Communist Party Secretary…



Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana gestures during a press conference held at the Malacañang on February 7, 2017. The government has declared an all-out war against the New People's Army following President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement, Lorenzana said. The president has earlier labeled the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front-New People's Army terrorists and has ordered the lifting of a unilateral ceasefire. (photo by Richard V. Viñas)

China likely to build more islands: Philippines

By Agence France-Presse Manila expects China to try to build on a reef off the Philippines' coast, the country's defense secretary said Tuesday, a move…