china reclamation - updates

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PH, China silent on artificial islands after meeting

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The Philippines and China say they 'had a frank, cordial exchange of views' on the West Philippine Sea, but stay silent on China's island building

MISCHIEF REEF. €The construction of hangars on Mischief Reef is said to be part of China's ˜militarization of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

China feared to house missiles in PH's Mischief Reef

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Subi Reef which is close to Pag Asa Island in Palawan s Kalayaan Island Group may also house missiles soon according to US officials interviewed by Reuters

Structures seen on a satellite image of Mischief Reef on November 15, 2016, released December 13, 2016. Image courtesy CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe/Handout

PH black sand possibly used to build China 'islands' – DFA

Aug 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM

They cannot just do that And if they will do that it is our right to defend our territory against this encroachment Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says

CHINESE 'ISLAND.' Mischief Reef is the site of one of China's artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). €˜Construction of hangars at Mischief Reef is at an earlier stage,€™ the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says of this satellite image dated July 22. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

PH on China reclamation: 'This should be stopped'

Aug 24, 2016 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED Right now there should be no further reclamation activities Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr tells Filipino senators

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay delivers a statement on July 12, 2016, during a press conference following a ruling by a UN-backed tribunal on the South China Sea. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

ASEAN ministers express 'serious concerns' over South China Sea

Jun 14, 2016 - 8:10 PM

In a rare diplomatic slap in the face for Beijing – issued on its own territory – the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN offers a sharp rebuke over China s actions in the waterway

FUELING CONCERN. New images released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies – such as this photo of Cuarteron Reef – show the extent of China's reclamation activities in the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of CSIS

Renato Corona, Zambales LP bets, China’s warning | 12PM wRap

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:54 AM

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PH mulls 'submarine force' amid dispute with China

Mar 30, 2016 - 3:33 PM

UPDATED We might have to undergo various aspects of our own military capabilities that had never been part of our needs says President Benigno Aquino III explaining how Philippine policies have been affected by the row with China

CHINA DISPUTE. President Benigno S. Aquino lll keynotes the opening ceremony of Publish Asia 2016 Conference at the Manila Hotel on March 30, 2016. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Contraceptives in PH, Pemberton’s appeal, Prince George | 6PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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When the Philippines and China sang, danced on a Manila Bay cruise

Nov 23, 2015 - 10:00 AM

As the Philippines and China sparred over Mischief Reef President Jiang Zemin charmed Philippine officials with his rendition of Western classics during his state visit after the 1996 APEC summit in Subic

Illustration by Alejandro Edoria

China: Construction at sea will benefit other countries

Nov 23, 2015 - 7:54 AM

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin says China s construction activities are meant to better serve commercial ships fishermen and provide more public services

ISLAND BUILDING. A recent image shows China's reclamation on Zamora Reef (Subi Reef) in the Spratly Islands, located in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe

Miriam on corruption, Binay hits Aquino admin, US vs China | 12PM wRap

Oct 27, 2015 - 1:16 PM

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Colmenares: PH should not seek US help in South China Sea

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Bayan Muna representative says Manila should not ask help from countries with vested interests like the United States

PH to China: Stop construction, provocative acts in West PH Sea

Aug 07, 2015 - 11:21 AM

The Philippines reiterates the call after China announces that it s done with its massive reclamation in the disputed area but not its construction activities

RECLAMATION ACTIVITIES. An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a military plane shows the ongoing reclamation by China on Mischief Reef, part of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, on May 11, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA/Pool

MH370 debris, Binay vs Malacañang, China’s reclamation | 6PM wRap

Aug 06, 2015 - 6:21 PM

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Beijing says South China Sea land reclamation completed

Aug 05, 2015 - 10:00 PM

A diplomatic source says lighthouses medical and emergency rescue facilities and meteorological and marine installations will be constructed next

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

NPC backs Poe, Roxas on Binay, China’s reclamation | 6PM wRap

Aug 04, 2015 - 7:38 PM

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Poe-Chiz tandem, China’s reclamation, Cecil the lion | 6PM wRap

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:30 PM

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China's artificial islands now a third of Manila City

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

In the West Philippine Sea China is building artificial islands the size of nearly 1 800 soccer fields combined

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

PH to seek provisional measures to stop China reclamation

Jul 12, 2015 - 3:00 PM

If the United Nations tribunal decides it has jurisdiction over the case the Philippines may ask the body to temporarily stop China s reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea

FIGHTING FOR OUR SEAS. The Philippine delegation waits inside a session hall at The Hague, The Netherlands, for the second day of the oral hearings on the Philippines' case against China over the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Abigail Valte

'PH likely to win, lose some claims vs China'

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal explains that sovereignty and China s land reclamation beyond the Philippines exclusive zone are Manila s main hurdles in the arbitration case

The Philippine team at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, before the start of the oral arguments in connection with the arbitration case against China. Among the team members are Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Secretary Ronald Llamas, Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte, Jr., Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa, Jr., Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa, Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra, Consul General Henry Bensurto, as well as the legal counsels led by Mr. Paul Reichler of Foley Hoag.

IN PHOTOS: China's creeping expansion

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:44 AM

China is busy building military fortresses in the West Philippine Sea

China to UN: PH 'totally wrong' on sea row

Jun 14, 2015 - 7:52 PM

China s deputy ambassador to the UN says [The Philippines ] calculations are totally wrong No matter what they say they will never get their way

'ROCK FIRM.' Wang Min, Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the UN, defends China's reclamation work in the South China Sea. File UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

'Foreign alliances important in sea row with China'

Jun 13, 2015 - 11:13 AM

Chanting China go away an estimated 400 people from various groups converge in front of the Chinese embassy in Makati City to protest its reclamation in the South China Sea

ANTI-CHINA RALLY. Civil society groups converge in front of the Chinese consulate in Makati City to protest China's reclamation in the South China Sea on June 12, 2015. Photo by Janelle Paris/Rappler

'China miscalculated US response to reclamation'

Jun 09, 2015 - 7:55 AM

Former ABC News Beijing bureau chief Chito Sta Romana tells Rappler China is caught in a bind after the US strongly responded to its reclamation activities

'CHINA'S FURIOUS.' Former ABC News Beijing bureau chief Chito Sta Romana says China was furious that the US strongly criticized its artificial island-building in the South China Sea

Aquino after Nazi jab: No intention to hurt China

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:48 AM

We re just standing up for our rights the Philippine president says after comparing China to Nazi Germany

STATE VISIT. President Benigno Aquino III answers questions from business officials on June 4, 2015, at the Suiho banquet room of the Hotel New Otani for a business meeting during his state visit to Japan. Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Philippines, Japan lash out at China island building

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:21 PM

The Philippines and Japan share serious concern on unilateral actions to change the status quo in the South China Sea

JOINT STATEMENT. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pose during the joint press briefing at the Sairan-no-Ma Room of the Akasaka State Guest House on June 4, 2014. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

US: Halt land reclamation in South China Sea

May 28, 2015 - 5:09 PM

The US Pacific Command the largest American combatant command responsible for Asia and Pacific has a new chief – Admiral Harry Harris

REBALANCE TO ASIA. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and outgoing US Pacific Command chief Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III. Petty Officer 1st Class Jay Chu/US Pacific Command

Pacquiao shoulder surgery, Typhoon Noul, One Direction | The wRap

May 07, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Pacquiao’s shoulder surgery is successful Typhoon Noul enters the Philippines and intensifies Zayn Malik chides Louis Tomlinson on Twitter

NSA: South China Sea row biggest security threat for PH

May 07, 2015 - 11:49 AM

At the first Senate hearing on China s reclamation activities National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia Jr says the Philippine military should be freed from its internal security duties to focus on external defense

#AnimatED: China’s reclamation in Spratlys needs ASEAN response

Apr 27, 2015 - 8:52 AM

Our giant neighbor is literally digging in while expanding its ground in the South China Sea dispute

China reclamation poses P4.8-B economic loss for PH

Apr 23, 2015 - 7:15 PM

The Philippine fisheries bureau says China s reclamation in 5 reefs in the Spratlys has buried 311 hectares of coral reefs – 5 times the size of Rizal Park in Manila

BURIED REEFS. A photo obtained by Rappler shows the status of reclamation activities in Keenan (Chigua) Reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as of December 12, 2014.

Balikatan 2015, Binay and Jokowi, Mayweather gameplan | The wRap

Apr 20, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Philippines and US war games begin Binay wants to meet Jokowi to save Mary Jane Mayweather’s plans to counter Pacquiao’s left hand

IN PHOTOS: China's reclamation in West PH Sea as of April 2015

Apr 20, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Most of the photos were taken in the last 10 days

PH hopeful ASEAN issues 'G7-like' statement vs China

Apr 20, 2015 - 4:41 PM

President Benigno Aquino III s main topic of discussion with ASEAN will be the reclamation issue in the South China Sea says the Department of Foreign Affairs

KAGITINGAN REEF: Status of reclamation activities in Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef as of December 12, 2014

Aquino on Espina, Binay vs Poe, ‘royal baby’ | The wRap

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The president confirms Espina did resign Binay’s camp claims it’s not worried about Grace Poe The countdown for the ‘royal baby’ begins

'Predictable' Trillanes: From Binay, China, Cudia to K to 12

Apr 15, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Senator Trillanes is actively taking on multiple issues Are these campaigns simply for his vice presidential bid?

'MANY ISSUES.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV takes on Vice President Binay, China, and the K to 12 program. File photo from Senate PRIB  'MANY ISSUES.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV takes on Vice President Binay, China, and the K to 12 program. File photo from Senate PRIB

Mayors for Roxas, Iqbal’s passport, Mayweather workout | The wRap

Apr 15, 2015 - 7:25 PM

Are municipal mayors endorsing Mar Roxas? Government says Iqbal has a valid passport Watch Mayweather’s workout

Hillary for US president, Trillanes on Binay bribe, Pacman music video | The wRap

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Hillary Clinton runs for the US presidency Senator Trillanes says the Binays bribed two justices Manny Pacquiao has a new music video

Binay case, Miriam health update, Internet to 'disappear' | The wRap

Jan 23, 2015 - 7:05 PM

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines denies Binay got kickbacks from a land deal Miriam Santiago plans to complete her term in spite of cancer Google boss predicts the Internet will disappear

China: We are against bullying small countries

Jan 23, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Accused of massive reclamation in the South China Sea China says it is countries like the Philippines that must follow international law

50% COMPLETE? A runway is believed to be among what China will build at the reclaimed Kagitingan Reef off the coast of Palawan

PH to take up China reclamation before ASEAN

Jan 22, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says Manila is still exploring options to respond to China s massive reclamation in the South China Sea

'BLATANT VIOLATION.' Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says China's reclamation activity in the South China Sea undermines international law and ASEAN agreements. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

'China to finish construction of airstrip in West PH Sea this year'

Jan 08, 2015 - 8:45 AM

A Chinese airstrip in the West Philippine Sea will dramatically change the security situation because it will allow Chinese assets to stay longer in the area

DISPUTED SEA. A screengrab from Google Maps of the disputed features in the South China Sea, known as West Philippine Sea in the Philippines.

Survey Spratlys before it's too late, Philippines urged

Sep 22, 2014 - 8:41 PM

China s artificial islands in the South China Sea can make it impossible to settle the Philippines historic case against the Asian giant a US based analyst says

'JEOPARDIZING CASE.' The Philippines fears China is turning Mabini Reef into an island. This image dated Feb 25, 2014 shows ongoing reclamation activities. Photo courtesy of DFA