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February 16, 2018 10:38 AM Presence of US warship in PH a ‘breath of fresh air’ for Pinoys

For Senator Panfilo Lacson, the presence of a US warship in the country was a “breath of fresh air” for Filipinos. On Friday, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrived in Manila for a port visit. “Not being pro USA and anti-China, the presence of USS Carl Vinson in the West Philippine Sea is a breath of fresh air for those of us, pro Philippines 4

February 15, 2018 10:36 PM Declare part of PH Rise ‘no take zone,’ Duterte urged

Environmental groups on Thursday called on the government to exercise jurisdiction over the Philippine Rise by declaring part of it, the 17,000-hectare Benham Bank, as a “no-take” zone, where fishing and other human activity would be prohibited. On Wednesday, groups led by Oceana Philippines delivered a letter and a petition to protect the Philippine 4

February 15, 2018 9:22 AM Bam Aquino hits Palace’s ‘flip-flopping’ on China, Benham Rise

Senator Bam Aquino slammed Malacañang on Thursday for flip-flopping on issues involving Benham Rise and China. “Ang bilis namang nagbago ang ihip ng hangin sa Palasyo (How fast the winds change at the Palace),” Aquino said in a statement. “Noong Miyerkules lang, nagprotesta tayo sa ginawang pagpangalan ng China sa ilang bahagi ng Benham Rise. Ngayon 3

February 13, 2018 8:31 AM China named 5 undersea features at PH Rise – expert

China has moved to name five undersea features within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Philippine Rise (Benham Rise), a maritime law expert has revealed. “The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) approved the names proposed by China last year (2017). Three of the features were reported to have been ‘discovered’ during a 2004 survey by the Li Shiguang 10

February 9, 2018 1:22 PM Duterte orders AFP to guard PH Rise

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to conduct a regular patrol in the Philippine Rise (Benham Rise) after he ordered to chase away any foreign vessel fishing or conducting research in the resource-rich continental shelf. Duterte asserted that “the Philippine Rise belongs to the Philippines.” “We will claim 9

February 7, 2018 4:55 AM Recto: With WPS fenced off, 'east Phil seas', Benham can be food, fuel source

With the West Philippine Sea effectively fenced off, we have to look to the "east Philippine seas" for our food and fuel. If there's an impregnable Great Wall of Sand from the Scarborough Shoal to the Spratlys, then we have to look elsewhere for our power and protein needs. Thus, protecting Philippine Rise means protecting our future food and energy 8

February 4, 2018 1:07 PM Gordon wants RP to build its own ships to boost military capability

Senator Richard J. Gordon has called on the government to develop Filipinos' abilities to build our own ships to ensure that the military will have the capability to secure the country and its territorial waters from piracy and terrorism. "We are an archipelagic country; we should be able to build ships. We should have ships made in the Philippines - in Cebu, in Hanjin 8

January 23, 2018 11:22 PM Ex-Senate head urges gov’t to assert rights over disputed isles

Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr. urged Malacañang on Tuesday to be a “little more aggressive” in asserting Manila’s claim to Philippine Rise and to islands in the West Philippine Sea that it was disputing with Beijing. “Let us not close our eyes that China is really trying to expand its power and influence and we should not allow that at our expense 9

January 19, 2018 7:02 AM PAF 220th Airlift Wing clocks record high of total flying hours in 2017

One of the FA50PH Fighting Eagle jets that arrived in December 2016 from South Korea (with tali number 08). (Photo from the Facebook page of the Philippine Air Force) The Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) 220th Airlift Wing, the unit which flies light and medium-lift planes, has clocked a total of 11,420 flight hours in 2017, the highest for the unit in recent 11

September 27, 2017 2:05 PM Gov't may submit infra projects, Benham Rise development for MCC funding

MANILA - The Philippines plans to submit several projects to the United States government's Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) for possible funding, one of the country's economic managers said Wednesday. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the government is looking at proposing infrastructure projects in remote areas and the development of the resource-rich 5