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Chinese warn off Philippine planes carrying defence minister to island

  Chinese forces attempted to drive away two planes carrying Philippine military chiefs visiting the South China Sea after reports that Filipino fishermen had been shot at by Chinese coast guards. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Chinese warned the aircraft they were entering the periphery of Chinese installations. However,…


US warship calls at Subic bay as joint military exercises confirmed

A US Navy destroyer has made a port call in Subic Bay as it’s announced that annual US-Philippine war games will go ahead. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, arrived on Saturday, April 1, for minor repairs. A statement from the US Embassy in Manila said the call…




Japan’s South China Sea mission is biggest show of force since WW2

Japan is sending its largest warship into the South China Sea in what amounts to its biggest show of military force since World War Two. The three-month tour through the disputed waters comes in the light of Beijing’s extensive claims to the maritime territory and its militarisation of manmade islands….


China developing floating nuclear power plant for South China Sea

Amid continued tensions in the South China Sea, China is reportedly working on plans for floating nuclear power stations. According to official Chinese news sources, the country is in the early stages of developing a powerful new ship that will be fitted with a nuclear power station. The ship is expected to…



Filipino Fishermen Blocked by Chinese Vessel in Scarborough Shoal

  MANILA, Philippines – A recent attempt to enter Scarborough Shoal by a team of Filipino fishermen has been blocked by a Chinese vessel who not only stopped them from entering the shoal, but also followed them. The staged move included a news team from ABS-CBN as the fishermen attempted…



President Rodrigo Duterte Eyes Closer Ties with China

MANILA, Philippines – The new leader of the Philippines is changing with the wind on the alliance the country has had with the United States for some time now. Duterte was sworn in as the 16th President of the Philippines yesterday – replacing President Benigno Aquino III. The ex-Davao City…