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Southeast Asia's biggest nation is standing up to China.
China’s CCG 5901 is not called “The Monster” for nothing. It is the world’s largest coast guard vessel, with a displacement of 12,000 tonnes. By contrast, the Philippines’ flagship naval vessel BRP Jose Rizal, has a displacement of 2,600 tonnes. An imposing ...
Dozens of Chinese vessels have been moving closer to Palawan in recent months.
On December 14, Department of National Defense officer-in-charge Jose Faustino Jr. revealed that China still has a significant presence around features in the West Philippine Sea and expressed “great concern” over the matter. China has reportedly stationed vessels near Iroquois Reef and ...
Made by Israel for the Philippines. 
After months of testing for seaworthiness, two missile-capable gunboats built by Israel Shipyards are now officially commissioned by the Philippine Navy. The two new missile boats have been transferred to the Philippine Navy by Israel Shipyards back in September 2022. The fast-attack ...
Of the countries claiming the West Philippine Sea, only the Philippines does not have a submarine.
France is ready to help the Philippines attain its long-held dream of acquiring submarines for its navy. A fleet of submarines is one of the most potent deterrents against warships, particularly in the West Philippine Sea, a hotly contested region claimed in ...
The Duterte administration had previously filed 388 diplomatic protests against China.
Increasing Chinese presence in Philippine seas is still a problem under the administration of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. Since June 30, 48 diplomatic protests have been filed against Beijing over incursions into the West Philippine Sea, says the Department of Foreign ...
They're fast and can sting.
Two new missile boats have been transferred to the Philippine Navy by Israel Shipyards. The fast-attack interdiction craft-missiles (FAIC-Ms) aim to bolster the Philippines’ caabilities in securing its littoral waters.  The fast ships are designed for security tasks involving high intercept speeds. It ...
Senator Risa Hontiveros has a few ideas to engage China on the contentious territorial issues on the West PH Sea.
The government isn’t doing enough to counter China’s increasingly brazen and aggressive moves in the West Philippine Sea, opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said. The senator, who has often been outspoken about China’s encroachment on Philippine-claimed territories in the area raised the country’s ...
Pag-asa island will be turned into a logistics base.
In a move to counter China’s recent activities in the West Philippine Sea, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said it is planning to make improvements and significantly expand the facilities in one of the islands the country currently occupies in the ...
From October 2015: Justice Antonio T. Carpio, on what China is doing in the West Philippine Sea and what we can possibly do to stop them.
Originally published October 2015.LOURD DE VEYRA: You recently went to The Netherlands for the hearing of the Philippines’ case against China before the Arbitral Tribunal of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). What was your role in ...
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