Construction has yet to start 4 months since Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the need to immediately repair the Philippine airstrip on Pag-asa Island
The statement comes after President Rodrigo Duterte's meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who backs joint development in the West Philippine Sea
On Wednesday, July 12, it will have been one year since the Philippines scored a historic victory over China in the South China Sea maritime dispute
(UPDATED) The USS Stethem passes less than 12 nautical miles from Triton Island, a move likely to provoke China
Despite its apparent benefits, Duterte's policy has not generated any assurance that China will not impose itself and its pre-emptive claim over waters and resources that legally pertain to the Philippines
President Duterte’s strategy of de-emphasizing and compartmentalizing, while not abandoning, the territorial and maritime issues, is a wise move that can pay off if done smartly
(3rd UPDATE) China claims the USS Dewey 'trespassed' in its territorial waters
But there is no timeline yet for the construction activities
Through his new e-book on the South China Sea dispute, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio hopes to convince the Chinese that China's 9-dash line is baseless
Albert del Rosario says the Philippines is off to a 'perilous road' while Perfecto Yasay Jr says ASEAN under the Philippines' chairmanship 'did the right thing'
The Philippines also says no ASEAN leader 'strongly pushed' to condemn China's island building in the disputed South China Sea
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says it is 'illegal' for the Philippines to occupy disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) islands
During a tour highlighting China's growing military might, Duterte writes a message of peace on a warship's guest book: 'Weather the waves, journey on seas of peace, freedom and friendship'
The Philippine President says repairs of facilities in Pag-asa Island will push through despite China's displeasure
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expresses openness to joint exercises with China as he visits 3 Chinese warships docked in Davao City
New DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar says the upcoming ASEAN Summit will also be a chance 'to show the best of the Philippines'
President Duterte still has a chance to salvage the national honor by proceeding with his original plan to raise the Philippine flag on Pag-asa
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he is complying with China's request for him not to push through with this Independence Day plan
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to occupy and build structures in Philippine territory in the South China Sea. China has been building its own way before this.
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(UPDATED) The President says there is a need to 'maintain jurisdiction' in the disputed West Philippine Sea
Officers of the Royal New Zealand Navy will hold a series of joint activities with the Philippine Navy, including basketball
The Philippines' only runway in the disputed territory has been dilapidated due to forced neglect
'We're certainly not sleeping on this,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says of China's island-building activities in the West Philippine Sea
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Scarborough Shoal is a red line for both the US and the Philippines
Outside the diplomatic arena, China’s decision to explore a different approach and strategy in dealing with Filipino fishermen appears to be shaky
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Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana believes China would eventually reclaim the Scarborough Shoal, which sits 230 kilometers from Luzon
The President says he would be 'glad' about Chinese presence in international waters to guard against piracy and terrorism
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is concerned that the Philippines will be caught in the middle if US becomes more aggressive in the South China Sea
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's meeting with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin comes after Manila revealed it filed diplomatic protests against Beijing
Foreign Secretary Yasay says he filed the little-known protests due to Chinese activities on Scarborough Shoal and its reported installation of weapons on reefs-turned-islands in the Kalayaan Group of Islands
(UPDATED) Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr stresses the Philippines' 'pragmatic approach' toward the West Philippine Sea dispute
It risks a confrontation between the 2 military superpowers very near the Philippine mainland, says Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
The Philippine government is also told: 'Any negotiation to access Scarborough is a mistake because that is already your territory'
'The tactical victory of restored access to fisheries resulted in the downgraded territorial status of Scarborough Shoal, which is actually a strategic loss'
It took President Duterte to be frank and candid, or to be more precise, undiplomatic, to get this far with the superpowers
'Happy days are here again,' says one Filipino fisherman
Days after President Duterte's China visit, the Chinese Coast Guard and Navy have left the vicinity of the shoal, says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
'I cannot go out of the arbitral doctrine, I am limited to what is written there,' Duterte tells Abe at the start of their bilateral meeting in Japan
The ship's 'entrance into China's territorial waters is a serious illegal act and a deliberately provocative act,' says China's defense ministry
The USS Decatur 'conducted this transit in a routine, lawful manner without ship escorts and without incident,' says the Pentagon
'I did not come here to agree to talk' about the dispute, the President tells reporters in Beijing
The Philippine President will seek Congress approval before proposing joint exploration of the disputed sea
Why should this pivot to China come at the expense of our hard-won victory at The Hague?
But while Duterte will 'insist' that the Hague ruling be taken up, he says 'there will be no hard impositions' on China
(UPDATED) SC Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says President Rodrigo Duterte can be impeached if he 'concedes sovereignty' over Panatag Shoal