Year: 2018

Chinese Fishing Vessel Sailed Away Together With Ten Japanese Inspector

Japan government protested to China as Chinese trawler suspected poaching off Japan’s Coast and sailed away with Japanese inspectors on board. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the boarding occurred on November 5 in Japan’s exclusive economic zone off Kagoshima, adding that a complaint about the “vicious” case had been made via diplomatic channels. The […]

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Japan And South Korea Intercept China Military Aircraft

Japan and South Korea scrambled fighter jets to track a Chinese military aircraft that flew close to their airspace on Thursday. According to Yonhap News Agency, the PLA aircraft believed to be a Y-9 type reconnaissance aircraft entered South Korea’s air defense identification zone on three separate instants within the day without providing any notice […]

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Defense Secretary Support Bataan Nuclear Power Plant Revival

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana support the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant as its benefits the country. “Wala naman ako nakikita dahil it will just be revived to generate electricity. Hindi naman tayo siguro capable to develop our own nuclear bomb, pero hindi naman siguro yung purpose nun,” Secretary Delfin Lorenzana Lorenzana said […]

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USS Greeneville and Emory S. Land host Philippine delegates aboard ship, submarine during port visit

PUERTO PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines – The crews of USS Greeneville (SSN 772) and the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) welcomed Philippine officials aboard today for a tour and opportunity to meet and have lunch with submarine force crewmembers. Cmdr. Terry A. Nemec, Greeneville’s commanding officer, hosted Armed Forces of the […]

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More Philippine Navy’s High-speed and Missile-armed Multi-purpose Assault Craft (MPAC)

MANILA — Aside from anti-piracy missions, the Philippine Navy’s (PN) high-speed and missile-armed multi-purpose assault craft (MPAC) can also be utilized against large surface targets intruding in the country’s territorial waters. Commander Jonathan Zata, Philippine Navy spokesperson, said this is the essence of “swarming tactic” developed by the Navy for its MPAC fleet. Under the said […]

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Two B-52H Stratofortress Bombers Patrol Over the Vicinity of West Philippine Sea

The two B-52H Stratofortress bombers left Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and crossed the vicinity of the West Philippine Sea, according to a statement issued by the US Pacific Air Forces. “This recent mission is consistent with international law and United States’ long-standing commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the statement added. In […]

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People’s Republic of China (PRC) President Will be in The Philippines Tomorrow

Xi Jinping will visit Manila on November 20. The expected visit of the Chinese President to Manila is expected to position the Philippines-China relations ” as a new model of international relations,” Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. “We have every reason to believe that this visit will enormously boost China-Philippines relations in the […]

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US Navy Sailed Johnson and Gaven Reefs in Spratly Islands and The Chinese Navy Response

The Decatur had sailed within 22 kilometers of Johnson and Gaven reefs in the Spratly chain as part of the United States’ FONOP program. The operations are intended to enforce the right of free passage in international waters under international law. Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines also claim the two islets. The photos, published on […]

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Chinese Navy Warship Provoking U.S. Destroyer in West Philippine Sea

China accused the United States of mocking its sovereignty after an American warship cruised near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea, further disturbing relations between the two countries.  A Chinese destroyer appeared within meters of the U.S. Navy ship Sunday, forcing it to change direction in what American officials called an […]

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Another US Warship Challenges China’s Expansive Claim in West Philippine Sea

The United States sent a guided-missile destroyer Sunday to challenge China’s expansive claims to the disputed South China Sea and sailing near Chinese-occupied territories. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation, sailing within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-held territories in the Spratly Islands. The US Navy’s freedom-of-navigation operations “challenge excessive maritime […]

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Philippine Coast Guard Acquires 2 Patrol Vessels and 4 Speedboats

The Philippine government has acquired on Wednesday two more 44m class patrol vessels and four more 7m class high-speed boats during a commissioning and handover ceremony at the Headquarters of the Philippine Coast Guard in Manila. Japan Ambassador Koji Haneda attended the event, together with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PCG Commandant Rear Admiral Elson […]

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