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'Kaming mga abogado, we wait for the facts to come in, all the facts,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
At the International Maritime Organization, the Philippines slams a Chinese vessel that sank a Filipino boat in the West Philippine Sea
Nang-hit-and-run, nang-abandona ng malulunod na mangingisda, at nagsinungaling pa
'Kasi sasabihin natin kung talagang babanggain, eh bakit kung sa kwan ba, sabihin natin napakabulok naman nung babangga, daplis lang. Siyempre kung mean to kill, siyempre diretso mo na,' says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi
A fisherman is now afraid to venture farther out to sea, while another is being asked by his wife to quit being a fisherman after a Chinese fishing vessel rammed a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea
'We condemn in the strongest possible terms the irresponsible actions of the Chinese crew involved in the incident,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Justice Antonio Carpio says China – as it does with Vietnam – might start a new 'gray zone' offensive against Filipino vessels in the West Philippine Sea
F/B Gem-Ver captain Junel Insigne will meet with President Rodrigo Duterte, along with the boat's cook Richard Blaza, who says he saw the Chinese vessel ramming them
President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't want to take steps based on the wrong information, says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet his Cabinet a week after a Chinese ship sank a Filipino boat in the West Philippine Sea
'Dati walang ganoon, malayang malaya ka,' says 59-year-old Freddy Montes, recounting his time fishing in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea
(UPDATED) 'What 7-8 vessel swarm of night-marauding Filipino fishing boats is China talking about?' says maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal
Boat owner Felix dela Torre says they would have to spend hundreds of thousands of pesos to repair the boat so that it could sail again
China shows 'it has absolutely no respect for this country and its citizens,' says maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal, as he enumerates falsehoods made by China
'Parang alipin po tayo ng China. Parang wala tayong karapatan sa sarili nating nasasakupan,' says Felix dela Torre, the owner of the fishing boat sunk and abandoned by a Chinese fishing boat in West Philippine Sea
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
'Interesting. That's China's take and it is a free world,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after China contradicted his own country's fishermen
The 22 fishermen of F/B Gem-Ver were barely hanging on when they were rescued in the West Philippine Sea
(UPDATED) Here is the full, unedited text of the Chinese embassy's statement on the sinking of a Philippine boat in the West Philippine Sea
Filipinos should 'send a strong signal' that ramming Filipino vessels 'will mean a break of diplomatic ties with China,' says Justice Antonio Carpio
'Kami lang doon. Kami lang, dahil noong gabing 'yun, lumubog nga kami, kami pa ang aatake?' Junel Insigne says in reaction to China's claim that the Chinese vessel was 'besieged by 7 or 8 Filipino fishing boats'
'We are thankful none of the Filipino fishermen lost their lives and glad that Vietnamese fishermen rescued them from the open sea,' says the United States
China absolutely hates gambling, but the Philippines is fueling its citizens' addiction
'The Chinese captain tried to rescue the Filipino fishermen, but was afraid of being besieged by other Filipino fishing boats,' claims the Chinese embassy
'Take a calibrated response and be as civil as they have to be. I think that's the right approach,' former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says, referring to the administration's handling of the incident
Rappler recreates the incident via animation
Philippine Navy chief Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad says the Filipino fishing boat Gem-Ver 'was rammed' in the West Philippine Sea
After 17 days of sailing and surviving being rammed and abandoned by a Chinese ship, the 22 men of fishing vessel Gem-Ver are on their way home to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
'Incidents happen even in the best regulated family,' Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua tells Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
The Philippine president has yet to publicly remark on the incident in the West Philippine Sea
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says China is still investigating the incident, and that it is irresponsible for the Philippines to 'politicize the incident without verification'
(UPDATED) This comes after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana condemned a Chinese vessel 'in the strongest terms' for sinking a Filipino boat in the West Philippine Sea
'Sana mahinto na ito, mabigyan ng aksiyon, kasi nakakaawa tayo kung ang dayuhan, uulit-ulitin pa rin,' says fishing boat owner Fe dela Torre
Filipinos online demand that Malacañang defend the nation from threats of 'greedy traitors'
Gem-Ver was supposed to be out at sea for 15 days. On the 12th day, June 9, a Chinese vessel rammed into it, then left it and its 22-man crew sinking.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says an 'outraged' President Rodrigo Duterte draws the line when Chinese acts involve physical harm to Filipinos
(UPDATED) 'This is our fight and in the end ours alone,' says foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr after a Chinese vessel sank a Philippine boat in the West Philippine Sea
(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang says the abandonment by the Chinese ship of Filipino fishermen was 'uncivilized' and 'barbaric'
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario says China, 'the neighborhood bully,' will continue 'to rear its ugly head to intimidate our poor fishermen'
'Kung titingnan n'yo po sa incident report, may intentionality e, kasi hindi tumigil,' says AFP Western Command Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Penetrante
'It is enough reason for this administration to seriously reconsider its friendship policy toward China,' maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal tells Rappler
'What is contemptible and condemnable is the abandonment of the crew to the elements' in the West Philippine Sea, says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
(5th UPDATE) 'We condemn in the strongest terms the cowardly action of the Chinese fishing vessel and its crew for abandoning the Filipino crew. This is not the expected action from a responsible and friendly people,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Withheld passports, dubious recruiters, broken promises. This all sounds like a Filipino OFW's story, but it's someone else's.
The United States Coast Guard says it is 'following' the activity of the Chinese militia in the disputed waters
During the 4-day maritime patrol of the PCG, the China Coast Guard asks why the Philippine vessel is in the area
Luneta Park vendors say they were offered P100 to pose with Chinese flags as if selling them
Vendors interviewed by the National Parks Development Committee claim a man offered them P100 to act as if they are selling Chinese flags 3 days before the Philippines' observance of Independence Day
Amid heightened concern about Beijing's growing clout and military muscle flexing, the appearance of a Chinese flagged task group and around 700 sailors comes as a surprise
Chinese-run businesses should not be 'discriminating against Filipinos,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo amid a call by a senator to close such establishments