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‘Our line in the sand’

AS I first made a prediction back in 2016 in this column, sounding the alarm, of an impending reality unfortunately coming to pass. Scarborough Shoal (SS), also known as Panatag Shoal, will be taken by China. A few days ago, the Mayor of Sansha, Xiao Jie, announced there would be monitoring stations built in six islands and reefs, to include SS of the northwestern Philippines. Hainan Daily newspaper seconded the announcement by stating, this was “among the government’s priorities for 2017”.   

So far, the strongest and most credible voice to emerge from the mishmash of arguments on issues affecting our national territory is that of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio who urged Malacanang to make Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal off limits to any Chinese development, whether for weather monitoring or any other alibi.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday assured that the Philippines is keeping a close watch on Panatag or Scarborough Shoal on the West Philippine Sea following reports that China is preparing to build a monitoring station there.

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Duterte to protect PH interests

President Duterte is determined to take the appropriate action to protect the country’s interest in the West Philippine Sea “at a time most fitting and advantageous” to Filipinos.

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Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo yesterday called out a Washington-based think tank for urging President Duterte to assert the country’s rights over the West Philippine Sea.

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Rody warns US anew

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Rody warns US anew

President Duterte has warned the United States military against building permanent facilities to house weapons in the country, threatening anew to cancel a defense pact with the long-time strategic ally.

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