Eugenio Bito-onon - updates

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Xi’s ‘perfect host’ gets unwanted visitor: Chinese ship

Nov 19, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Kalayaan s mayor says a Chinese ship was spotted in the West PH Sea during the Chinese President s Manila trip

APEC 2015 chairman President Benigno S. Aquino III greets People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping upon arrival for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) Family Photo at the Main Lobby of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Pasay City on Thursday (November 19, 2015). Working with this year’s theme: “Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World.” (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Mayor in Spratlys: Philippines ‘caught between 2 lovers’

Oct 02, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Kalayaan Mayor Eugenio Bito onon says that while it helps to have a dependable ally ‘in this world there’s no such thing as a free meal’

PENTAGON MEETING. Kalayaan Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon (3rd from left) meets with Dennis McGinn (4th), the US Navy's assistant secretary for energy, installations, and environment, accompanied by members of the US Pinoys for Good Governance on September 28, 2015. Photo courtesy of Eric Lachica/USPGG   US Navy assistant secretary for Energy & Environment Admiral Dennis McGINN

China's 2nd suspected airstrip 'too close' to PH

Aug 04, 2015 - 5:11 PM

It s alarming in the sense that we have a pending case We are not used to seeing an unfriendly force very near us Kalayaan town mayor Eugenio Bito onon tells Rappler

Subi Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe

The residents of Pag-asa: Life on a disputed island

May 18, 2015 - 4:00 PM

For decades Pag asa residents have been oblivious to sporadic incidents elsewhere in the West Philippine Sea But now they see China s massive reclamation in the area and know that times have changed

PAG-ASA ISLAND. The second biggest island in the disputed South China Sea is home to about a hundred Filipinos. Photo by SSg Amable Milay/Philippine Air Force

PH runway in Spratlys erodes as China reclaims to build own

May 13, 2015 - 8:41 AM

As soon as the case is finished we will now have the moral authority to develop the area says Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

INSPECTION: AFP chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr inspects the Philippine's Rancudo Airfied in Pag-Asa Island in the South China Sea. Rappler photo

Coast Guard to teach grade schoolers on Pag-asa Island

Apr 28, 2014 - 6:44 PM

The school in Kalayaan town does not have enough teachers The PCG is just too willing to teach and at the same time assert the Philippines claim the Spratlys

SIGNED. Philippine Coast Guard-Palawan will deploy licensed teachers from PCG to an elementary school in Spratly's Pag-asa Island. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard website.