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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 28) — Regional leaders expressed concern over the militarization of contested areas in the South China Sea, as the ... local news outfit Inquirer.net released photos of China's continued construction of air and naval structures in the contested Spratly group of islands.
A 21-year-old student from the Philippines has credited child development charity Compassion with inspiring the creation of his popular anti-extremism social media campaign. Adam Adnay lives on Mindanao, a group of islands in the southern part of the Philippines. A regional centre for agriculture, the ...

... fascinating discovery a Reddit user made in 2016: That Westworld's Finnish subtitles show the park's map coordinates, and places it in the Spratly Islands—a disputed group of islands in the South China Sea that are occupied by military forces from Malaysia, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
MANILA, Philippines – The first article in the constitution that the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) will propose firms up the country's stance on the West ... The claim to the Kalayaan Group of Islands, meanwhile, will be bolstered by the line, "It has sovereignty over islands and features outside its ...
Boats from either ports will take you to the Calaguas group of islands and the hub, Mahabang Buhangin. Travel time, locals say, is shorter .... The nearest airport to Calaguas is in Naga, the Pili airport, where Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have regular commercial flights. Philippine Airlines also flies to ...
Nor does the President miss the chance to play down or ignore China's rapidly growing military footprint in the Kalayaan Group of Islands; its large-scale reclamation activities on Philippine-claimed land features in the South China Sea; continued jurisdictional control of Panatag Shoal (international name: ...

Armed conflict and poor governance have connived to prevent Mindanao's economy to keep in step with growth in the rest of the Philippine archipelago ... Through an improved connectivity, entrepreneurs and traders on the island group can benefit from reduced transportation costs and thereby raise the ...
Hosting the Palarong Pambansa is rotated among the 3 major island groups – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Local governments that wish to host the annual event take part in a bidding process. The final host is selected based on the ability to accommodate the student-athletes and the needs of each ...
The South China Sea is one of the most disputed regions in the world — with China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines having overlapping claims there. China has built artificial islands on the Paracel and Spratly island groups as part of its nine-dash line ownership claim in the area.
The town of Boao is also in the same province with Sansha City, which administers three island groups—Xisha or Paracel Islands, Nansha or Spratly Islands and Zhongsha. The Spratly Islands are also being claimed by the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam while Taiwan and Vietnam had also laid ...
MANILA, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The development of Mindanao in southern Philippines is key to the economic progress in the country, according to a World ... The southern island group of Mindanao, one of the three major subdivisions of the Philippines, consists of main-island Mindanao, several small islands ...
The region sits along the notoriously dangerous Ring of Fire, where 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur. There are no current reports of casualties and no tsunami alerts have been issued, although weaker earthquakes have since been recorded. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and ...
This was all seen at the time as a prelude to cooperation in more sensitive geographical areas, namely the energy-rich waters off the coast of Vietnam and close to the China-occupied Paracel group of islands. Yet both the Gulf of Tonkin agreement and JMSU either failed to materialize or were hobbled by ...
This was all seen at the time as a prelude to cooperation in more sensitive geographical areas, namely the energy-rich waters off the coast of Vietnam and close to the China-occupied Paracel group of islands. Yet both the Gulf of Tonkin agreement and JMSU either failed to materialize or were hobbled by ...
Top government officials as well as defense and military leaders are expected to join the 10-hour voyage to Philippine Rise from Casiguran, Aurora. Nolcom has operational jurisdiction over the country's northern frontier – Philippine Rise fronting the Pacific, Batanes Island Group and Panatag Shoal in ...
The low pressure area (LPA), which is still outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), continues to approach the country from the Pacific Ocean. ... Big waves generated by the northeast monsoon will bring rough to very rough seas Batanes, Babuyan group of islands, northern coast of Cagayan, ...
The US Navy carried out a freedom of navigation operation in one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Friday, news agency Reuters reported, citing US officials. The USS Mustin sailed 12 nautical miles off Mischief Reef (Panganiban Reef) in the Spratly Islands, a group of islands also ...

In addition to a poor understanding of when Yap was first colonized, the question of who first settled the island group remains unclear. ... Island Southeast Asia includes modern-day Indonesia, the Philippines and many hundreds of other islands stretching between New Guinea to the east and mainland ...
This remote group of islands located off the coast of Carles and Estancia towns in the northeastern tip of Iloilo is one of the province's best-kept secrets. ... “As summer closely beckons, we want to show that Carles can compete with other popular tourism destinations in the Philippines,” Solina co-owner ...
FILE PHOTO: A Filipino soldier patrols at the shore of Pagasa island (Thitu Island) in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea. (Photo: ... MANILA: Any deal between the Philippines and a Chinese firm to jointly explore for gas in the Reed Bank of the South China Sea will be illegal unless China ...
A proposal was made recently to divide the envisaged federal system of government into 81 states corresponding to our existing provinces, by—not surprisingly—the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP). That may yet be the most extreme proposal regarding the number of states the proposed ...
Lapu-Lapu City, on the Mactan Island (where Cebu International Airport is located), is about 18km from Metro Cebu, the Philippines' second-biggest city, in the central Visayan island group. Vilma Toring, head of the Camansi neighbourhood group, first saw the dog pulling a white cloth from under the stilt ...
After the ruling in July 2016 of the Permanent Court of Arbitration that junked China's ownership claim of almost the entire South China Sea and recognized Philippine sovereignty over the Kalayaan Group of Islands, the Philippines could have led in calling for a more assertive Asean statement against ...
The area command covers the geographic areas of Regions 1, 2 and 3 and the Cordillera Administrative Region, and the vast maritime waters of the country's eastern and western seaboards that include Scarborough Shoal borders, the Batanes Island Group and the Philippine Rise. Salamat added the ...


 

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