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Hundreds of Filipino Fishers Protest Against Beijing’s South China Sea Claims

Hundreds of protestors marched on the Chinese embassy in Manila on Tuesday to protest against Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea, particularly the disputed Second Thomas Shoal.

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan. Speaking to troops at ...

Philippines Accuses Chinese Boats of ‘Dangerous’ Actions in High-Seas Medevac

By Pam Castro As two Philippine vessels meet on the high seas to transfer a sick Filipino soldier, China Coast Guard boats shadow, block, and bump them, according to a video released by the Philippine Coast Guard on Friday.

Philippines Says Chinese Boats Seized Supplies Airdropped to Filipino Outpost

The Philippine military said Tuesday that Chinese boats illegally “seized” food and medicine airdropped to a Filipino outpost in the South China Sea. The alleged incident happened on May 19 at the Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands, where Filipino ...

Were Supplies Air Dropped for Filipino Crews in the South China Sea “Seized” or “Lawfully Inspected?”

Two larger China Coast Guard (CCG) boats aggressively blocked Filipino crews from retrieving a batch of airdropped supplies this week, according to a video released on Tuesday by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. While Filipino authorities claim the supplies were ...

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Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

Philippine Military Rejects Chinese Allegations Sailors Pointed Weapons at a Coast Guard Crew

The Philippines Armed Forces (AFP) said its sailors aboard the grounded Sierra Madre warship on the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea reacted professionally but did not point their weapons at an approaching China Coast Guard dinghy. "Foreign vessels ...

Philippines Says Chinese Boats Seized Supplies Airdropped to Filipino Outpost

The Philippine military said Tuesday that Chinese boats illegally "seized" food and medicine airdropped to a Filipino outpost in the South China Sea. The alleged incident happened on May 19 at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands, where Filipino troops ...

Philippine Soldiers Point Weapons at China Coast Guard Patrol, Claims Chinese State Media

Chinese state media published a video on Sunday that purportedly shows at least two Filipino soldiers pointing weapons towards the crew of China Coast Guard patrol that approached the decrepit World War II-era warship ground on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea.

China Defense Minister Warns of ‘Limits’ to Beijing’s Restraint on South China Sea

China's defense minister warned Sunday of "limits" to Beijing's restraint on the South China Sea and over the deployment of ballistic missiles in the Asia-Pacific region. Dong's remarks at a security forum in Singapore clearly referenced the Philippines and the United ...

Philippines’ Marcos Says U.S. Presence Crucial to Regional Peace

By Satish Cheney and Martin Abbugao Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos said Friday that the United States presence is "crucial to regional peace" as the Southeast Asian country faces growing Chinese pressure in waters off its coastline.
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