Subi Reef - updates

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Photos show China's massive construction, runway on PH reef

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:22 PM

China ignores a ruling of the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration that declared Mischief Reef a part of the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone

2016 PHOTO. Structures seen on a satellite image of Mischief Reef on November 15, 2016, released December 13, 2016. Image courtesy of CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

Photos show China ships fishing near Pag-asa Island

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM

CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there

'ACTIVELY FISHING.' This photo shows one of two Chinese ships that 'appear to be actively fishing, with their nets visibly in the water,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Cayetano downplays reported China ships near Pag-asa Island

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:22 PM

There are reasons for the presence of certain vessels but the situation in the area is very stable Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

BETTER TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Duterte administration has improved the Philippines' ties with China. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

5 Chinese ships spotted near Pag-asa sandbars

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:21 AM

The Chinese may have a sinister plan to occupy sandbars just west of Pag asa that belong to us says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

PAG-ASA ISLAND. About a hundred Filipinos live in one of the biggest islands in the Spratlys

PH plans for Pag-asa to test Duterte's friendship with China

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) How far China goes to react to Philippine plans to develop Pag-asa island – and how President Rodrigo Duterte responds – will show how the friendship between the two countries really works

IT IS OURS. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana lays down plans to develop facilities in Pag-Asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Rappler photo

Pag-asa residents watch China build 'city' in neighboring reef

Apr 24, 2017 - 2:50 PM

They have learned to co exist with the Chinese Their bigger question is when can the Philippine government build facilities to make the island more liveable?

View of Subi Reef from a communication tower on Pag-asa Island as of April 2017. AFP Photo

Robredo, Pag-asa Island, De Lima | Evening wRap

Apr 21, 2017 - 8:30 PM

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IN PHOTOS: The China build-up

Apr 09, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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

Duterte adviser bares plan to fix PH runway in West PH Sea

Apr 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Philippines only runway in the disputed territory has been dilapidated due to forced neglect

PAG-ASA ISLAND. The second biggest island in the disputed South China Sea is home to about a hundred Filipinos. File photo by SSg Amable Milay/Philippine Air Force

South China Sea, Estrada, exoplanets | Midday wRap

Feb 23, 2017 - 1:56 PM

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China feared to house missiles in PH's Mischief Reef

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Subi Reef which is close to Pag Asa Island in Palawan s Kalayaan Island Group may also house missiles soon according to US officials interviewed by Reuters

Structures seen on a satellite image of Mischief Reef on November 15, 2016, released December 13, 2016. Image courtesy CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe/Handout

China opens new lighthouse on contested South China Sea reef

Apr 06, 2016 - 3:57 PM

The 55 meter high 180 foot facility on Subi Reef in the Spratly chain contains technology to monitor passing ships

ISLAND BUILDING. A recent image shows China's reclamation on Zamora Reef (Subi Reef) in the Spratly Islands, located in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe

Satellite imagery shows ecocide in South China Sea

Jan 16, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Poaching of giant clam shells is causing massive scarring of coral reefs

Image by Victor Robert Lee and DigitalGlobe

'Balance of power,' Aquino says of US ship in West PH Sea

Oct 27, 2015 - 1:25 PM

I see no issue as to this US Navy ship traversing under international law in waters that should be free to be traveled upon by any country the Philippine leader says in welcoming the move

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Poe for president, China’s reclamation, Mecca accident | 6PM wRap

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:23 PM

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Satellite imagery makes clear China’s runway work at Subi Reef

Sep 16, 2015 - 3:17 PM

The establishment of a combat capable air facility at Subi would be China’s third in the South China Sea following Woody Island in the Paracels and Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratlys

NPC backs Poe, Roxas on Binay, China’s reclamation | 6PM wRap

Aug 04, 2015 - 7:38 PM

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China's artificial islands now a third of Manila City

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM

In the West Philippine Sea China is building artificial islands the size of nearly 1 800 soccer fields combined

Subi Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe   Photo by Victor Robert Lee/Digital Globe

SONA 2015, Poe on 2016, China’s reclamation | 6PM wRap

Jul 27, 2015 - 8:05 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Artificial China island can fit 3-km runway

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:27 PM

New satellite images of Zamora Reef show a ramp up of construction now that land filling operations have ceased in this part of the West Philippine Sea

Subi Reef, Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Photo by Victor Robert Lee/Digital Globe

IN PHOTOS: China's creeping expansion

Jun 18, 2015 - 8:44 AM

China is busy building military fortresses in the West Philippine Sea

Philippine, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island

May 27, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Interpersonal interactions like this intend to bring out camaraderie and understanding Philippine Navy spokesman Colonel Edgard Arevalo says

'ON SAME SIDE.' A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines on May 21, 2014. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Chinese frigate shoos away PH plane on West PH Sea patrol

Apr 23, 2015 - 7:38 PM

A well placed Rappler source in the military says the Chinese frigate was calling out the Philippine plane for getting a little too close to its location

File photo of a Fokker plane of the Philippine Air Force