Rappler's latest stories on Philippine Sea
It is our economic assets, our commerce, and way of life that can now be threatened by the Chinese. Green Aura is a harbinger of things to come.
Retired SC justice Antonio Carpio urges UP law alumni to practice their profession in the service of Filipinos, which is practicing law 'in the grand manner'
Mali si Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo na wala sa interes ng Pilipinas ang insidente sa West Philippine Sea. Pakinggan ang talakayan nila defense reporter JC Gotinga at researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan.
Batangas City commends the 'exemplary courage' of seasoned seaman Manolo Ebora, who calls on the government to also make a stand for Filipinos' rights in the West Philippine Sea
Maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal says not calling out China's latest harassment 'is tantamount to a public surrender of Philippine interest in Scarborough Shoal'
We wonder how many stories in the high seas are left untold – whether by Philippine Navy troops who would get into confrontations with Chinese ships or Filipino fishermen who are constantly harassed in our own waters
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also does not want to use the term 'harassment' to refer to a 'Chinese naval warship' ordering a Filipino-crewed commercial ship to change course in Scarborough Shoal
'We stick our noses in and 400,000 Filipino mariners get embroiled in a maritime issue,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
On Monday, November 4, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with retired rear admiral Rommel Jude Ong to discuss the Philippine Navy's strategic vision for the future, among others
'It's like a person not caring that his house is being managed by someone else who claims to be the owner,' says expert Jay Batongbacal in response to Malacañang
'It's not a Philippine vessel,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, when asked about the incident involving a Filipino-crewed commercial ship and a 'Chinese warship'
The defense chief also says the encounter between a Chinese vessel that claimed to be a warship and the Filipino crew of a commercial ship ‘should not be blown out of proportion or sensationalized’
The defense chief also rebuts the 'Chinese naval warship' crew’s claim that Panatag Shoal is ‘under the jurisdiction of the Chinese government’
'We will verify the facts of the incident then relevant offices will make the appropriate recommendations,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs
The Chinese vessel insists that the commercial ship change course to avoid the shoal, and then tails it to make sure it stays away from the Chinese-controlled area in the West Philippine Sea
Retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio says the fact oil and gas exploration will be done through a service contract means China will be recognizing Philippine sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea
The official establishment of the Philippines-China intergovernmental joint steering committee brings the two countries closer to exploiting natural resources in the West Philippine Sea
'As a DHO, a die hard optimist, I believe the seemingly impossible dream can still be achieved with your help,' retired justice Antonio Carpio tells journalists
The 2019 SEA Games gets entangled in a legal controversy just a month before the country hosts the regional biennial meet
The Philippines and China are also considering fisheries cooperation, maritime search and rescue, and maritime safety initiatives
Newly retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says one way to make China comply with the Hague ruling is to rally world opinion behind the landmark legal victory at the United Nations
'Our region cannot promote the rule of law while ignoring the law as it stands,' says former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario
(UPDATED) Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio also warns against China declaring it wanted the South China Sea code signed before 2022, saying this would likely happen after Beijing reclaims Scarborough Shoal
'That should be one of our most basic demands: that before we enter into a contract with them, they recognize first our ownership and our sovereignty over those [areas],' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Russian energy giant Rosneft is ‘very interested’ in joint exploration and development of Philippine oil and gas reserves, says Ambassador Igor Khovaev
As 'South Park' character Stan Marsh said, 'Anyone who betrays their ideals just to make money in China isn't worth a lick of spit'
Retiring Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says Manila should be also spreading out service contracts for oil exploration in the West Philippine Sea to countries other than China
'His example inspires us to be patriots each day of our lives and to do what is right in the face of adversity,' says former top diplomat Albert del Rosario
'If you want your advocacy to bear fruit, you have to press on and continue despite all odds,' says retiring Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says its new findings strongly suggest that the Chinese ship does not operate solely as a commercial fishing ship and 'raises the question of whether the collision with the Gem-Ver was intentional'
'Call a universal boycott...from here on,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says after the animated DreamWorks film showcased a map depicting China's 9-dash line in the South China Sea
President Rodrigo Duterte aired his displeasure over PNOC-EC chief Pedro Aquino Jr during a Cabinet meeting on October 11
On Monday, October 14, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to Jeffrey Ordaniel of Tokyo International University to assess President Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China
Rosneft, the Russian firm which ruffled China's feathers with its oil and gas projects in Vietnam, is offered a chance to pursue a similar project in Philippine waters
In the JBC, chief justice applicants are asked whether Carpio's media interviews about China are 'improper'
As Chinese vessels of all sorts come and go through Philippine waters, exactly who among security officials is keeping count, and who's telling whom what to do?
'Para malaman nila na they (Chinese) are in Philippine territory,' says Senator Francis Tolentino
Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario reminds the Duterte administration that the United Nations serves as both the 'primary promoter' of the rule of law and the 'court of world public opinion'
Following ex-DFA chief Albert del Rosario's suggestion will only have an 'adverse effect' on the Philippines' and China's 'friendly talks' on the West Philippine Sea, says the Palace
Chinese fishing vessels complement Chinese naval and coast guard ships, and could be used for 'asymmetric warfare of sea control and sea denial' against Filipinos, the defense department says in a report to a lawmaker
The former foreign secretary urges the Duterte government to take the opportunity 'present a case for the UN to reassert that right is might and the rule of law must be upheld'
The Philippine national esports team aims to sweep all events as the country hosts the 2019 SEA Games
Senator Leila de Lima hits the 'gall of the President to even think of setting aside our legal victory at The Hague' in favor of the joint exploration deal with China in the West Philippine Sea
'Why are the President and his administration the very ones who undermine our decisive victory before the arbitral tribunal in 2016 with remarks such as this?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo
After repeatedly saying he will assert the Hague ruling before China, President Rodrigo Duterte says the landmark decision can be ignored
Kevin 'Gambit' Dizon and Caviar 'Enderr' Acampado of Team Liyab are part of the Sibol national training pool
Once before Filipino fishermen could make as many trips as they wanted to Scarborough Shoal and easily bring home 4 tons of fish each trip. Now they're lucky to haul in a third of what they used to.
The SC says, 'Counsels for petitioners were sternly warned that the commission of the same or similar infractions in the future would be dealt with more severely'
As he enters the last phase of his term, can Duterte afford to appear and sound like a wimp alongside his fellow Southeast Asian leaders? And for what? For China’s empty promises and intrusions into our territories?
'Let us trust, but we must also be cautious,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana