Rappler's latest stories on Philippine fishing boat sinking in-depth and views
Part 1: Rappler returns to San Jose 5 months later, in November, as the crewmen finish their repairs and prepare to sail back to Recto Bank. While Gem-Ver has been patched up, its men have drifted apart.
The Gem-Ver fishermen were abandoned many times, once at sea, but over and over in politics and government positions taken
The key to understanding President Duterte’s gospel has been there all along, hiding in plain sight as though to mock imperceptive doubters like us: 'We are friends with China.'
Under international law, the Philippines has sovereign rights – not sovereignty – over the West Philippine Sea
Justice Antonio Carpio explains to Rappler that as long as the fish is located in a coastal state's exclusive economic zone or EEZ, 'only that state can exploit it'
From within the government's ranks, all is definitely not well with President Duterte’s pro-Beijing policy
President Rodrigo Duterte and his alter egos doubt their own countrymen whose boat was sunk by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea on June 9, 2019
China has chosen the path of bullying its neighbors, forcing the Philippines to walk a very cautious line to protect its sovereign rights and citizens
Youth groups urge the Duterte administration to conduct a course of action that would give justice to the Filipino fishermen who were victimized at the hands of the Chinese
Well aware of how symbolic the gesture is of the President’s zeal in defending Filipinos like themselves, they really ought to do it better if they know what’s good for them
Sa insidenteng nangyari sa bangka at sa mangingisda, malinaw din na magkabarkada ang ating pamahalaan at iyong pamahalaan ng nambangga. Iisa ang kanilang bangka.
The ramming of a Filipino boat by a Chinese vessel in the Reed Bank could force Southeast Asian countries to put pressure on China for an early agreement on a rules-based code
As the Philippines works on resolving the issue of China and the sunken Gem-Ver, here's how we and other countries ironed things out in the past
When an OFW was found dead in a freezer, Duterte gave the Kuwait government an ultimatum. When he saw foreign interference, he cursed at foreign leaders. But he chooses caution towards China in the Recto Bank ramming.
(6th UPDATE) The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese ship is 'a quantum escalation of China's aggressive acts against the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea'
Duterte the patron knows what a patron expects – debt of gratitude, acquiescence despite being wronged, and the unconditional acceptance that the patron will make up for mistakes, one way or the other
This duty 'can be considered as another side of the right to life, which every individual enjoys under human rights law,' according to a 2016 paper
Filipino netizens have been giving clashing opinions since the event was reported
Nganong anaon man intawon ninyo nang mga pobreng mananagat Mayor? Abi nako mulaban ka sa mga Pinoy? Imbis kana ang imong gibuhat, imo hinuong gipasakitan sila sa pinaagi sa mga insulto ni Locsin ug ni Panelo.
Nang-hit-and-run, nang-abandona ng malulunod na mangingisda, at nagsinungaling pa
China's statement concludes that the alleged facts show that it was not a 'hit-and-run' incident. Actually, the effect is the opposite: it even makes the narrative even more like a vehicular hit-and-run
Recto Bank is said to contain most of the oil and natural gas in the West Philippine Sea. The Philippines owns it.
These incidents in the Philippines-China row typically don't just target state authorities but also affect local fisherfolks