Philippines to Upgrade South China Sea Outposts, Military Chief Says
By Sebastian Strangio
Desalination machines and communications upgrades are slated for the nine features that Manila occupies in the contested waterway.
South China Sea: An Eyewitness Account of Tensions at Scarborough Shoal
By Ankit Panda
Anders Corr, who traveled with activists to Scarborough Shoal, joins The Diplomat's Ankit Panda for a discussion.
Interview: A Philippine Perspective from the Middle of the South China Sea
By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat talks with Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon about governing an area in the middle of the South China Sea disputes.
Typhoon Haiyan and the Philippine Military
The disaster may affect the modernization of the military, with disaster relief favored over external defense.
The Philippines and the West Philippine Sea
By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Manila claims only part of the South China Sea, but the area it does claim is a core national interest.