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Chinese Militia Vessels Departing Contested South China Sea Reef
April 15, 2021

Chinese Militia Vessels Departing Contested South China Sea Reef

By Steven Stashwick
Over 200 Chinese ships occupied Whitsun Reef for several weeks. Only a handful remain.

Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador Over South China Sea Tensions
April 15, 2021

Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador Over South China Sea Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
More than 200 Chinese vessels continue to lurk around disputed features in the Spratly Islands.
Chinese Navy Harasses Boat Carrying Filipino Journalists: Report
April 09, 2021

Chinese Navy Harasses Boat Carrying Filipino Journalists: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
This incident is perhaps the first in which a Chinese navy vessel has harassed a civilian boat inside another nation's Exclusive Economic Zone.

Philippine Man Dies After Being Forced to Exercise for Violating COVID-19 Curfew
April 09, 2021

Philippine Man Dies After Being Forced to Exercise for Violating COVID-19 Curfew

By Nick Aspinwall
The incident is the latest in a long list of alleged human rights abuses that have attended one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns.

China’s Maritime Militia at Whitsun Reef: Trouble in the South China Sea
April 03, 2021

China’s Maritime Militia at Whitsun Reef: Trouble in the South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
China’s maritime militia is once again at the center of a crisis in the South China Sea. What now?

Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector
April 02, 2021

Philippines: Embracing Transparency Critical for Mining Sector

By Anj Dacanay
The mining sector in the Philippines has had a lethal impact on people and the environment. Will an international transparency process help end it?

Thousands of Families Are Being Displaced by Violent Clashes in Mindanao
April 02, 2021

Thousands of Families Are Being Displaced by Violent Clashes in Mindanao

By Nick Aspinwall
A renewal of conflict between the Philippine military and an extremist group has shaken the Bangasmoro Autonomous Region.
Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 Islands, Reefs
April 01, 2021

Philippines Demands China Remove Vessels at 6 Islands, Reefs

By Jim Gomez
According to the Philippine government, more than 250 Chinese vessels have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in the disputed South China Sea.

Manila Locks Down as COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines
March 29, 2021

Manila Locks Down as COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines

By Nick Aspinwall
Millions of Filipinos will spend their second straight Easter Sunday under lockdown in an effort to stop a record surge of COVID-19 infections.

A Philippine Plebiscite That Rebuked President Duterte and China
March 26, 2021

A Philippine Plebiscite That Rebuked President Duterte and China

By Mong Palatino
Voters' rejection of a plan to subdivide the island of Palawan into three provinces has been hailed as a victory against oligarchy and foreign encroachment.

Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China
March 26, 2021

Philippines Deploys More Patrol Ships Amid Rift With China

By Jim Gomez
Manila is beefing up its "maritime sovereignty patrols" in the disputed South China Sea.
Duterte’s Perilous China Gambit
March 23, 2021

Duterte’s Perilous China Gambit

By Rahul Mishra
The mass incursion of Chinese vessels into the Philippines' EEZ is a dramatic demonstration of the limits of the president's policy toward China.

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