National Task Force for the West Philippines - updates

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Gov’t task force mulls fisherfolk as ’maritime militia’ in disputed areas

Jun 26, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Unarmed fisherfolk or maritime militia could take the lead in asserting the Philippines’ rights over disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea the military says

DISPUTED. Military ships sailing at the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea. File photo

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

Aquino creates West Philippine Sea task force

Mar 23, 2016 - 6:28 PM

President Benigno Aquino III forms the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea after Filipino fishermen were again harassed by the Chinese coast guard in Scarborough Shoal

NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY. President Benigno S. Aquino III creates the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea as tensions continue to mount between the Philippines and China in the disputed area. File photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau