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Philippines South China Sea policy

76% of Filipinos View China as Country’s ‘Greatest Threat’: Survey

76% of Filipinos View China as Country’s ‘Greatest Threat’: Survey

By Sebastian Strangio
Public attitudes toward China in the Philippines have dipped considerably as tensions have increased in the South China Sea.

Philippines Vows to Protect Filipino Fishermen Amid Chinese Fishing Ban

Philippines Vows to Protect Filipino Fishermen Amid Chinese Fishing Ban

By Sebastian Strangio
The annual ban comes at a time of growing tension between Beijing and Manila in the South China Sea.
Philippine Commander Denies ‘Deal’ Over South China Sea Shoal

Philippine Commander Denies ‘Deal’ Over South China Sea Shoal

By Sebastian Strangio
A Senate Committee is investigating the Chinese Embassy’s alleged recording of a phone call between Carlos and a Chinese military attaché in January.

Philippines Calls for International Probe Into Environmental Damage at Disputed Shoal

Philippines Calls for International Probe Into Environmental Damage at Disputed Shoal

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine Coast Guard claims that Chinese fishermen hunting giant clams have caused significant damage to the reefs at Scarborough Shoal.

Philippines to Take Steps to Prevent Chinese Reclamation in South China Sea

Philippines to Take Steps to Prevent Chinese Reclamation in South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
Over the weekend, Manila accused Beijing of attempting to create an "artificial island" at Sabina Shoal, an unoccupied reef 75 nautical miles from Palawan island.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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Philippines to Probe Recording of Alleged South China Sea Agreement

Philippines to Probe Recording of Alleged South China Sea Agreement

By Sebastian Strangio
The recording, released this week by the Chinese embassy in Manila, purports to lay out a "new model" for managing tensions at Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands.

Philippines Won’t Use Water Cannons in Maritime Standoff With China, Marcos Says

Philippines Won’t Use Water Cannons in Maritime Standoff With China, Marcos Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The past year has seen a string of confrontations between Philippine and Chinese vessels in contested parts of the South China Sea.
Philippines Denies Chinese Claim About South China Sea ‘Agreement’

Philippines Denies Chinese Claim About South China Sea ‘Agreement’

By Sebastian Strangio
Earlier this month, a Chinese embassy spokesperson said that the two nations had reached a "common understanding" on the dispute.

France, Philippines to Begin Negotiating Reciprocal Access Agreement

France, Philippines to Begin Negotiating Reciprocal Access Agreement

By Sebastian Strangio
The two sides say that the pact, first announced late last year, will create a foundation for enhanced defense cooperation.

Philippine President Denies Secret Agreement On South China Sea

Philippine President Denies Secret Agreement On South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says that he is "horrified" by the prospect that his predecessor brokered a "gentleman's agreement" with Beijing over the maritime disputes.

Biden to Warn China on South China Sea, Report Claims

Biden to Warn China on South China Sea, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.S. president is set to deliver the warning at this week's trilateral summit with the leaders of Japan and the Philippines.
Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ with China Under Scrutiny

Ex-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ with China Under Scrutiny

By Mong Palatino
Did the former president broker an informal deal with the Chinese government over the South China Sea?

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