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Duterte: China seeks oil to  advance dev’t

Duterte: China seeks oil to advance dev’t

China is interested in finding oil resources to advance its industrial development, President Duterte said recently, amid the Asian superpower’s controversial presence in the South China Sea.

Panatag is back in the news

PANATAG Shoal – also known locally as Bajo de Masinloc and internationally as Scarborough Shoal – was again in the news, after some Filipino fishermen said that the Chinese Coast Guard had seized the catch of the fishermen last month.

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The United States is considering intensified naval patrols in the South China Sea in a bid to challenge China’s growing militarization of the waterway, actions that could further raise the stakes in one of the world’s most volatile areas.

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US continues to send warships to SCS

THE United States Navy sent two warships – the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins and the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam – sailing within 22 kilometers of the Paracel islands in the northern part of the South China Sea (SCS) last Saturday. They maneuvered near the islands of Tree, Lincoln, Triton, and Woody, as part of their international operation to assert “freedom of navigation” in international waters.

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Esperon denies PH being remiss on China

The country’s top security official assured the nation yesterday that the government has not been remiss in taking diplomatic steps against China’s militarization in the South China Sea.

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We will put dev’t loans to good use

AT a briefing on the sidelines of the 51st Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meetings early this month, ADB Vice President (Operations 2) Stephen P. Groff said the Philippines has strong macroeconomic fundamentals that will enable it to take the debt load offered by aid providers like China.

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