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China says its 'territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea will under no circumstances be affected' by the historic award
The Philippines' Bren Esports stages a rousing come-from-behind win against Vietnam's Vec Fantasy Main in the do-or-die match to capture the title
The Philippines' Neon Esports shows why it ended the earlier rounds unbeaten by crushing Vietnam's 496 Gaming in the winner-take-all match
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr marks the 4th year since the Philippines won its historic case against China by reaffirming Manila's 'adherence to the award and its enforcement without any possibility of compromise or change'
Relegated to the lower bracket, Bren Esports vents its ire on Yangon Galacticos with a sweep of their best-of-three series to clinch the last grand finals berth
Vec Fantasy Main dominates Bren Esports in a best-of-three series to punch its ticket to the grand finals
The Philippines and Vietnam arrange a best-of-three face-off to determine which team will advance to the grand finals
Bren Esports of the Philippines figures in ties with the Yangon Galacticos of Myanmar and Rimo Batara of Indonesia to end the elimination round
'[China's] seizing control of the South China Sea is but the maritime step in a much larger strategic goal: dominating Asia by 2050'
Retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio makes available to the public his hallmark West Philippine Sea lecture
The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan conduct dual carrier operations in the waterway to 'support a free and open Indo-Pacific'
In a rare video message, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr delivers the threat himself: 'Should the exercises spill over to Philippine territory...it will be met with the severest response, diplomatic and whatever else is appropriate'
Washington rejects Beijing's territorial claim to much of the South China Sea, including the Paracels
'It is my fervent hope that China would not proceed with this planned action for the continued peace and stability in the entire South China Sea,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
The Western Pacific's traditional power showcases its naval might as China plans to establish an air defense identification zone over the South China Sea
12 months and 13 days after Filipino fishermen were left floating at sea, Philippine officials say they will reach out to the owners and crew of fishing boat Gem-Ver to help them claim damages for the sinking of their vessel
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says for President Rodrigo Duterte, 'having a rise in military tensions in the South China Sea was not helping anybody'
The SEA Invitational will have 10 countries from the region compete in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile
The US Air Force says the cause of the crash and the status of the pilot are currently unknown
The government inaugurates a new beaching ramp at the Philippines' main outpost in the West Philippine Sea, which is still hounded by the presence of Chinese paramilitary ships
'Just drop that roaming partnership shit with China and Vietnam,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr tells PLDT
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana explains the President’s reason for calling off planned visits to the country’s main outpost in the West Philippine Sea
There may be several 'Manchurian candidates' in the presidential race in 2022 as China tries to tighten its grip on the Philippines, say military and diplomatic experts
Pag-asa Island lies in an area of the West Philippine Sea where signals from other claimant countries overlap, and the strongest ones win out
'The Filipino people do not deserve this,' says retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio
Certainly, the Filipino people do not deserve this. This only means that we have a long struggle ahead of us.
The ramp allows for the delivery of large equipment and supplies in the West Philippine Sea. A new sheltered harbor will also be inaugurated on Friday, June 12.
'Kung aasa naman kami sa ayuda, kailan pa po?' asks Gem-Ver owner Fe dela Torre
Assets that can be seized include China's stakes in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and the 3rd telco, says former foreign affairs chief Albert del Rosario
'He had so much faith in our potential. Despite the scarcity of maritime security specialists in the country, he believed he could make dedicated ones out of us.'
The United States also calls on China cease its 'provocative activities' in the South China Sea
Research on the texts has been ongoing for decades and in the latest study, DNA tests on manuscript fragments indicate that some were not originally from the area around the Qumran caves
Retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio says raising the landmark ruling is the 'best and most effective' argument under international law to thwart China's encroachment of Southeast Asian states' waters
The harbor, along with other new structures on the island, will make both civilian and military visits easier – a small but significant step forward in establishing Filipino presence in the West Philippine Sea
The Armed Forces of the Philippines announces changes in key positions as Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria takes over the Western Command based in Palawan
Read the communication where Indonesia backs the 2016 Hague ruling the Philippines won against China
(UPDATED) The move provides an 'important building block' for Manila, which won the historic award against Beijing, says Asia maritime expert Greg Poling
Pollution linked to animal farming in northwestern Russia contaminates rivers and kills large areas of seabed
A new port and beaching ramp near completion on the country's largest outpost in the West Philippine Sea
Still, experts agree that pursuing the code of conduct is a worthwhile investment to show that Southeast Asian nations and China can cooperate to solve disputes
Reclaiming coral reefs, harvesting giant clams, and overfishing – mostly by China – have reduced the contested sea into a 'boneyard,' says Asia maritime expert Gregory Poling
Maritime experts say China will have no choice but to adjust if its Southeast Asian neighbors put up a united front in the strategic waterway
The strategic waterway is choppy as ever as China presses on its expansive claims, leaving countries to battle a pandemic and defend their territories
Japan lodges an official protest with China
The long-delayed, highly anticipated code of conduct in the coveted waterway will unlikely restrain China’s assertive actions, says US-based Asia maritime expert Greg Poling
'It remains a mystery as to why the Duterte government locks down everybody else except mainland Chinese, who tour or dock on our shores to extract our minerals, and recklessly expose our people to COVID-19'
The epicenter is about 390 kilometers south of the city of Ambon in the archipelago's Maluku province
Retired Justice Antonio Carpio is hardly an 'amateur,' and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr's views on China and the Spratlys should not go unassailed
The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says it does not recognize names given to maritime features in the Kalayaan Island Group as well as China’s declaration the area is under the jurisdiction of Sansha City
'Unlawful and sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea pose an unprecedented threat to the freedom of the seas,' the Navy says