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saka sana si romy diaz, tawa pa lang niya.. maiintimidate na kaagad yung mga intsik.. wahahhaha!!!

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yuhooo connect the idiots este dots mga uto-utong Delawan :lol:

Conflict looms in West Philippine Sea oil rush
by Randy Fabi and Manuel Mogato, Reuters
Posted at Feb 28 2012 11:28 PM | Updated as of Feb 29 2012 07:28 AM

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Forum Energy, whose majority shareholder is the Philippines' top miner Philex Mining Corp., plans to spend around $80 million through 2013 to explore the Sampaguita gas field in Reed Bank, covered by Service Contract 72.

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The Philex Mining saga: How First Pacific acquired control
by Lala Rimando, ABS-CBNnews.com Special Report
Posted at May 27 2011 03:44 AM | Updated as of Jun 08 2011 05:00 AM

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Keen watchers of how Pangilinan does business noted that he enters into deals with acquiring control as the end in mind. “He pays premium for control,” an analyst, who asked not to be named, told abs-cbnnews.com.

In previous deals, Pangilinan-led entities pursued companies where they could assert control by acquiring shares enough to clinch majority seats in the boardroom. This was apparent in Meralco where the Pangilinan group wrestled with state-run pension fund GSIS and another conglomerate, San Miguel Corporation from 2008 to 2010 to acquire more shares and board seats. Pangilinan’s group also walked out of a port deal in 2010 when the selling parties decided not to yield control.

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StratBase ADR Institute Trustees
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Ambassador Albert del Rosario
Chairman of the Board

Manuel V. Pangilinan
Co-Chairman

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Richard Javad Heydarian

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Five things Duterte should do in the West Philippine Sea

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Believe Filipinos before foreigners, ex-envoy says on Chinese ship incident
Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Jun 19 2019 11:16 AM | Updated as of Jun 19 2019 11:48 AM

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MANILA – Filipinos must believe their countrymen first before foreigners, a former diplomat said Wednesday, as authorities investigated the alleged ramming of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel.

President Rodrigo Duterte had described the incident in waters disputed by China and the Philippines as a "maritime incident" that should not be blown out of proportion.

"Kababayan muna bago paniwalaan ang banyaga," former Philippine Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wilfrido Villacorta told ANC’s Headstart.

(We should first believe our fellow Filipinos before foreigners.)

"If we say, ‘oh we should believe the Chinese vessel that rammed the Filipino banca,’ whose side are you with?" he told ANC's Headstart.

The Filipino ship captain, Junel Insigne, claimed that the Chinese ship rammed their boat while the cook, Richard Blaza, was unsure whether the ramming was intentional, according to Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol.

"I’m not saying kahit na mali tayo at tama ang kabila eh kakampihan natin ang sarili natin, pero malinaw, less educated as they are, powerless as they are, alam nila ang mali at tama," said Villacorta.

(I’m not saying that we should defend ourselves even if we are wrong, but it was clear, less educated as they are, powerless as they are, they knew what was right and wrong.)

Piñol said Blaza was most reliable witness since he was the only one awake at the time of the incident. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who initially expressed outrage over the incident, on Monday said the government started entertaining doubts that the Chinese ship intended to bump the Filipino boat.

The Chinese ship abandoned the 22 Filipino fishermen at sea after sinking their boat. The fishermen were rescued by a Vietnamese fishing vessel.

The Chinese embassy in Manila said the captain of the Chinese ship tried to save the Filipinos but was "afraid of being besieged by other Filipino fishing boats."

Villacorta said Manila should bring up the Reed Bank incident during the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Thailand.

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Konek da dots na lang kay Del Rosario yan brad. Nabisto daw kasi yung service contract niya diyan. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Konek da dots na lang kay Del Rosario yan brad. Nabisto daw kasi yung service contract niya diyan. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


nagra-ride lang talaga sila sa mga "slogans" like sovereign territory etc brad...lumang style talaga :lol:




....33 years na talaga ang utuang Delawan :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Rushed oil search by ‘MVP’ firm triggered hostile stance toward China
By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO
June 21, 2019

Manila Times wrote:
IT was the rush by an “MVP” firm to implement its tight program to extract oil and gas in Recto Bank in 2011 that triggered a chain of events which, under President Aquino 3rd, resulted in making China the Philippines’ de facto foe. Aquino was well on the way to cutting off diplomatic and economic relations with China had President Duterte not come along and stopped that disastrous foreign-affairs stance.

By “MVP” I of course refer to Manuel V. Pangilinan, who has run the First Pacific conglomerate for decades for its main owner, the Indonesian Anthoni Salim. The group has very successfully, and skillfully, made the public believe that it is owned by Pangilinan that it is even referred to by business journalists as the “MVP group.”

The MVP firm is Forum Energy, acquired by the Salim group in 2008 through its Philex Mining’s PXP Energy Corp. Forum was given in 2010 authority to explore and drill for oil in a part of Recto Bank (known as “Reed Bank” internationally), called Service Contract 72.
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Just a few weeks after Albert del Rosario assumed office as foreign affairs secretary in February 2011, Forum in March sent the ship MV Veritas Voyager to explore locations to sink appraisal wells. However, two patrol boats of China’s Marine Surveillance Force approached the ship and forced it to withdraw, telling it to stop its activities at Recto Bank, claiming it was under its jurisdiction as it was allegedly part of China’s Nansha Islands. For us, it is both part of the Kalayaan Island group that Marcos annexed in 1978 and within our 200-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ), as defined in a law that President Arroyo asked to be enacted in 2009.
Recto Bank is important to them: The two as they appear in First Pacific 2018 report.

It was a colossal conflict-of-interest situation, unquestioned during Aquino’s entire administration, but which most probably resulted in its antagonistic stance towards China. How could del Rosario be objective in undertaking our relations with China when much of his socioeconomic status has been due to his directorships in, and business deals with, Salim firms? Other than Pangilinan, he is the only Filipino director in the conglomerate’s command and income center, the Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd.

Stopped dead
Could he have been an objective foreign affairs secretary when a project of the Salim conglomerate that he is a member of, which would have made it a huge oil producer, was stopped dead in its tracks by China?

The question that intrigues me: Did del Rosario tell Pangilinan that it was all right for Voyager to explore at Reed Bank, in his familiar arrogant tone: “Of course, Recto Bank is ours, go ahead with your exploration.” Of course, if Forum had managed to do so, Philex shares — and those of the entire Salim conglomerate — would have gone through the roof.
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It was after Voyager was shooed away from Recto Bank that the Aquino administration became very antagonistic with China.

Aquino totally reversed his predecessor Gloria Arroyo’s stance of seeking collaborative ways of exploring for oil at Reed Bank, given the sovereignty issues there. Rather than the Aquino-del Rosario’s obstinate what-is-ours-is-ours stand, Arroyo respected that others also claim what we think is ours.

She had agreed to a cooperative undertaking to determine the extent of oil in the Spratlys, which includes Recto Bank, through a so-called joint marine seismic undertaking signed in 2005. The agreement involved the Philippine National Oil Corp., the China National Offshore Oil Co. and Vietnam Oil and Gas Corp. Vietnam’s participation was significant as most scholars believe that its claim to the Spratlys is far superior to ours and China’s.

The Yellows and the Reds vehemently opposed the undertaking and filed a case at the Supreme Court, claiming it violated the Constitution that banned any joint exploration of Philippine territory. That suit forced Arroyo not to extend the agreement when it ended in 2008 — which became an opportunity for Salim’s Forum Energy to get government clearance for it to explore for oil in Recto Bank.

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A US think tank* — linked to the Central Intelligence Agency — summarized the moves Aquino undertook in his hostile stance against China after the Recto Bank incident:

“Prompted by Chinese actions at Reed Bank, Aquino has promised an additional $255 million for the AFP on top of the 2011 defense budget. According to reports, the extra budgetary resources will come from royalties generated by the sale of gas from the offshore Malampaya field which lies close to Sampaguita but is not claimed by China. The AFP has asked that the extra money be used to purchase air defense radars, communication facilities, long-range patrol aircraft and fast patrol boats. As a priority, $700,000 has been allocated to upgrade the runway on Pag-asa.

“In addition to Aquino’s assurances of extra funding, the United States has promised to accelerate maritime capacity-building support for the AFP. This policy was first outlined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Scher in 2009, in testimony before Congress on how Washington aimed to ‘prevent tensions in the South China Sea from developing into a threat to US interests.’

“In January, Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell said he was examining ways the United States could help ‘increase the Philippines’ maritime capacity’ and a month later Admiral Willard promised that the Pacific Command would continue to cooperate with Manila in ‘safeguarding its territorial integrity and security.’ As part of these efforts, later this year the United States will transfer a refurbished 3,250-ton cutter to the Philippine Coast Guard.

“The vessel will be deployed to the Western Command area and will boost the Philippines’ monitoring and interdiction capabilities in the South China Sea. The United States also seems to have provided political support to the Aquino government in its dispute with the PRC. According to press reports, following the Reed Bank incident, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telephoned her Philippine counterpart, Albert del Rosario, to discuss how to improve maritime security in Asia.”

An analogy, which would give you an idea what these developments and statements meant: You and your neighbor are both claiming an adjacent land. He sends people to do soil analysis, which is normally a preliminary work for constructing a house there. You drive him off. Then you learn your relatively poor neighbor is not just seriously arming himself but got a richer resident to arm him and back him. What would you do?

BRP Gregorio del Pilar
That US cutter mentioned previously was of course the renamed BRP Gregorio del Pilar (which became a Navy ship and not a Coast Guard asset) that tried to arrest Chinese fishermen at Scarborough Shoal the following year. That was a huge boo-boo as it meant militarizing the dispute — “PH warship accosts helpless fishermen,” Chinese press howled — prompting the Chinese leadership to bear down on the shoal, and eventually fooling del Rosario to order our vessels to withdraw, in effect giving up Philippine sovereignty over it. That gave Aquino and del Rosario more reason to demonize China.

After the incident, Aquino publicly challenged China, blustering in his 2011 state of the nation address a few months later: Malinaw ang pahiwatig natin ngayon sa buong mundo: Ang sa Pilipinas ay sa Pilipinas. Kapag tumapak ka sa Recto Bank, para ka na ring tumapak sa Recto Avenue.” Aquino even telegraphed his government’s plans which would be implemented only two years later, purportedly because, as del Rosario would put, it is the “last resort against Chinese incursions into our territory:”Pinag-aaralan na rin po natin ang pag-angat ng kaso sa West Philippine Sea sa international tribunal for the Law of the Sea.” That of course riled China which decrees that territorial disputes must be settled only bilaterally.

With those kinds of statements, Aquino closed off any possibility of win-win approaches to exploring and drilling for oil in the South China Sea. With that kind of belligerent stance, what do you think the Chinese leadership would do?

Ironically, it is the same Recto Bank where a Filipino fishing boat collided with — was rammed by, the Yellows are shouting — an alleged Chinese vessel, which incident they are struggling to turn into a casus belli against China, and at the same time pull down Duterte’s political support.

But that really is a small incident compared to the mammoth problem we face at Recto Bank, which is how to profit from its oil and gas — if ever it is conclusively proved that it exists there at commercial quantities — given the fact that we are probably the weakest militarily among the nations that claim it as theirs — China, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Optimistic
The Salim conglomerate though is optimistic, and was ecstatic over the ruling of the arbitral court in the suit that the Philippines filed against China, which del Rosario had pushed for and hailed as the country’s victory over a “bully.” In its 2018 annual report, First Pacific noted:

“On 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration made a favorable decision confirming that PXP’s service contracts, particularly SC 72, are within the Philippines’ EEZ. PXP, through Forum, will take guidance from the Philippine government in respect of any future activity in SC 72 and other areas covered by the court’s decision. Upon the lifting of the moratorium, Forum will have 20 months to drill two wells as part of its work commitment under SC 72.”

The conglomerate reported that it was on its way to finally undertake the oil exploration it rushed in 2011:

“In Manila on 13 February 2018, the Philippines and China held their second bilateral consultation meeting on their territorial dispute over the West Philippine Sea. The two countries have agreed to set up a special panel to discuss joint exploration for oil and gas in the disputed waters while sidestepping the question of sovereignty.

“On 20 November 2018, the Philippines and China signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) on oil & gas development that will pave way for the two governments to create an intergovernmental steering committee. The committee will endeavor to agree on cooperation agreements within 12 months of the signing of the MOU.”

It looks to me that the recent Recto Bank incident will be used by the Yellows to stop such a cooperation. It may do well for Salim to tell his director del Rosario to shut up already.

*Story Ian, “China and the Philippines: Implications of the Reed Bank Incident,” China Brief, Vol. 11, Issue 8. May 6, 2011. The publication is a newsletter of the Jamestown Foundation, which was founded by a Soviet defector, and helped by CIA director William Casey.

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eto na ang chance ng Delawan para makaiskor sa popularity ni Digong....


at para tumiba ang mga heavily invested sa PXP contract sa Recto Bank oil and gas deposits :?



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Rushed oil search by ‘MVP’ firm triggered hostile stance toward China
By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO
June 21, 2019

Manila Times wrote:
IT was the rush by an “MVP” firm to implement its tight program to extract oil and gas in Recto Bank in 2011 that triggered a chain of events which, under President Aquino 3rd, resulted in making China the Philippines’ de facto foe. Aquino was well on the way to cutting off diplomatic and economic relations with China had President Duterte not come along and stopped that disastrous foreign-affairs stance.

By “MVP” I of course refer to Manuel V. Pangilinan, who has run the First Pacific conglomerate for decades for its main owner, the Indonesian Anthoni Salim. The group has very successfully, and skillfully, made the public believe that it is owned by Pangilinan that it is even referred to by business journalists as the “MVP group.”

The MVP firm is Forum Energy, acquired by the Salim group in 2008 through its Philex Mining’s PXP Energy Corp. Forum was given in 2010 authority to explore and drill for oil in a part of Recto Bank (known as “Reed Bank” internationally), called Service Contract 72.
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Just a few weeks after Albert del Rosario assumed office as foreign affairs secretary in February 2011, Forum in March sent the ship MV Veritas Voyager to explore locations to sink appraisal wells. However, two patrol boats of China’s Marine Surveillance Force approached the ship and forced it to withdraw, telling it to stop its activities at Recto Bank, claiming it was under its jurisdiction as it was allegedly part of China’s Nansha Islands. For us, it is both part of the Kalayaan Island group that Marcos annexed in 1978 and within our 200-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ), as defined in a law that President Arroyo asked to be enacted in 2009.
Recto Bank is important to them: The two as they appear in First Pacific 2018 report.

It was a colossal conflict-of-interest situation, unquestioned during Aquino’s entire administration, but which most probably resulted in its antagonistic stance towards China. How could del Rosario be objective in undertaking our relations with China when much of his socioeconomic status has been due to his directorships in, and business deals with, Salim firms? Other than Pangilinan, he is the only Filipino director in the conglomerate’s command and income center, the Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd.

Stopped dead
Could he have been an objective foreign affairs secretary when a project of the Salim conglomerate that he is a member of, which would have made it a huge oil producer, was stopped dead in its tracks by China?

The question that intrigues me: Did del Rosario tell Pangilinan that it was all right for Voyager to explore at Reed Bank, in his familiar arrogant tone: “Of course, Recto Bank is ours, go ahead with your exploration.” Of course, if Forum had managed to do so, Philex shares — and those of the entire Salim conglomerate — would have gone through the roof.
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It was after Voyager was shooed away from Recto Bank that the Aquino administration became very antagonistic with China.

Aquino totally reversed his predecessor Gloria Arroyo’s stance of seeking collaborative ways of exploring for oil at Reed Bank, given the sovereignty issues there. Rather than the Aquino-del Rosario’s obstinate what-is-ours-is-ours stand, Arroyo respected that others also claim what we think is ours.

She had agreed to a cooperative undertaking to determine the extent of oil in the Spratlys, which includes Recto Bank, through a so-called joint marine seismic undertaking signed in 2005. The agreement involved the Philippine National Oil Corp., the China National Offshore Oil Co. and Vietnam Oil and Gas Corp. Vietnam’s participation was significant as most scholars believe that its claim to the Spratlys is far superior to ours and China’s.

The Yellows and the Reds vehemently opposed the undertaking and filed a case at the Supreme Court, claiming it violated the Constitution that banned any joint exploration of Philippine territory. That suit forced Arroyo not to extend the agreement when it ended in 2008 — which became an opportunity for Salim’s Forum Energy to get government clearance for it to explore for oil in Recto Bank.

CIA
A US think tank* — linked to the Central Intelligence Agency — summarized the moves Aquino undertook in his hostile stance against China after the Recto Bank incident:

“Prompted by Chinese actions at Reed Bank, Aquino has promised an additional $255 million for the AFP on top of the 2011 defense budget. According to reports, the extra budgetary resources will come from royalties generated by the sale of gas from the offshore Malampaya field which lies close to Sampaguita but is not claimed by China. The AFP has asked that the extra money be used to purchase air defense radars, communication facilities, long-range patrol aircraft and fast patrol boats. As a priority, $700,000 has been allocated to upgrade the runway on Pag-asa.

“In addition to Aquino’s assurances of extra funding, the United States has promised to accelerate maritime capacity-building support for the AFP. This policy was first outlined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Scher in 2009, in testimony before Congress on how Washington aimed to ‘prevent tensions in the South China Sea from developing into a threat to US interests.’

“In January, Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell said he was examining ways the United States could help ‘increase the Philippines’ maritime capacity’ and a month later Admiral Willard promised that the Pacific Command would continue to cooperate with Manila in ‘safeguarding its territorial integrity and security.’ As part of these efforts, later this year the United States will transfer a refurbished 3,250-ton cutter to the Philippine Coast Guard.

“The vessel will be deployed to the Western Command area and will boost the Philippines’ monitoring and interdiction capabilities in the South China Sea. The United States also seems to have provided political support to the Aquino government in its dispute with the PRC. According to press reports, following the Reed Bank incident, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telephoned her Philippine counterpart, Albert del Rosario, to discuss how to improve maritime security in Asia.”

An analogy, which would give you an idea what these developments and statements meant: You and your neighbor are both claiming an adjacent land. He sends people to do soil analysis, which is normally a preliminary work for constructing a house there. You drive him off. Then you learn your relatively poor neighbor is not just seriously arming himself but got a richer resident to arm him and back him. What would you do?

BRP Gregorio del Pilar
That US cutter mentioned previously was of course the renamed BRP Gregorio del Pilar (which became a Navy ship and not a Coast Guard asset) that tried to arrest Chinese fishermen at Scarborough Shoal the following year. That was a huge boo-boo as it meant militarizing the dispute — “PH warship accosts helpless fishermen,” Chinese press howled — prompting the Chinese leadership to bear down on the shoal, and eventually fooling del Rosario to order our vessels to withdraw, in effect giving up Philippine sovereignty over it. That gave Aquino and del Rosario more reason to demonize China.

After the incident, Aquino publicly challenged China, blustering in his 2011 state of the nation address a few months later: Malinaw ang pahiwatig natin ngayon sa buong mundo: Ang sa Pilipinas ay sa Pilipinas. Kapag tumapak ka sa Recto Bank, para ka na ring tumapak sa Recto Avenue.” Aquino even telegraphed his government’s plans which would be implemented only two years later, purportedly because, as del Rosario would put, it is the “last resort against Chinese incursions into our territory:”Pinag-aaralan na rin po natin ang pag-angat ng kaso sa West Philippine Sea sa international tribunal for the Law of the Sea.” That of course riled China which decrees that territorial disputes must be settled only bilaterally.

With those kinds of statements, Aquino closed off any possibility of win-win approaches to exploring and drilling for oil in the South China Sea. With that kind of belligerent stance, what do you think the Chinese leadership would do?

Ironically, it is the same Recto Bank where a Filipino fishing boat collided with — was rammed by, the Yellows are shouting — an alleged Chinese vessel, which incident they are struggling to turn into a casus belli against China, and at the same time pull down Duterte’s political support.

But that really is a small incident compared to the mammoth problem we face at Recto Bank, which is how to profit from its oil and gas — if ever it is conclusively proved that it exists there at commercial quantities — given the fact that we are probably the weakest militarily among the nations that claim it as theirs — China, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Optimistic
The Salim conglomerate though is optimistic, and was ecstatic over the ruling of the arbitral court in the suit that the Philippines filed against China, which del Rosario had pushed for and hailed as the country’s victory over a “bully.” In its 2018 annual report, First Pacific noted:

“On 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration made a favorable decision confirming that PXP’s service contracts, particularly SC 72, are within the Philippines’ EEZ. PXP, through Forum, will take guidance from the Philippine government in respect of any future activity in SC 72 and other areas covered by the court’s decision. Upon the lifting of the moratorium, Forum will have 20 months to drill two wells as part of its work commitment under SC 72.”

The conglomerate reported that it was on its way to finally undertake the oil exploration it rushed in 2011:

“In Manila on 13 February 2018, the Philippines and China held their second bilateral consultation meeting on their territorial dispute over the West Philippine Sea. The two countries have agreed to set up a special panel to discuss joint exploration for oil and gas in the disputed waters while sidestepping the question of sovereignty.

“On 20 November 2018, the Philippines and China signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) on oil & gas development that will pave way for the two governments to create an intergovernmental steering committee. The committee will endeavor to agree on cooperation agreements within 12 months of the signing of the MOU.”

It looks to me that the recent Recto Bank incident will be used by the Yellows to stop such a cooperation. It may do well for Salim to tell his director del Rosario to shut up already.

*Story Ian, “China and the Philippines: Implications of the Reed Bank Incident,” China Brief, Vol. 11, Issue 8. May 6, 2011. The publication is a newsletter of the Jamestown Foundation, which was founded by a Soviet defector, and helped by CIA director William Casey.

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‘WANT CHINA OUT?’
Duterte tells US to deploy 7th fleet in South China Sea

Published July 8, 2019 9:51pm
By VIRGIL LOPEZ, GMA News

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the United States should deploy its entire Seventh Fleet in the South China Sea if the superpower wanted to keep China at bay in the disputed waters.

Duterte made the remark amid China's increasing military activities including those inside the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.

"Kung gusto talaga ng Amerika na paalisin 'yung China, hindi ko man kaya, maghingi ako ng tulong sa kanya," Duterte told reporters in Malacañang.

"I want the whole fleet of the Seventh Fleet of the Armed Forces of the United States there," he added.

The Seventh Fleet is the US’ flotilla based in Japan and whose area of responsibility included the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Duterte, however, sounded less serious in his following words.

"Magpasok sila sa China Sea, magpasok ako. I will ride doon sa Amerikano na mauna doon," Duterte said.

"I will invite Carpio, Del Rosario,Morales to ride with me. Then sabihin ko sa Amerikano, 'Sige, pasabugin na natin lahat'," he added.

Duterte was apparently referring to his critics and staunch advocates of a stronger stance against China's aggression in the West Phliippine Sea —Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and

In a repeat of his statements against offending China, Duterte said that driving the Chinese away would be easier said than done.

"What would really result if I go there and insist on driving them out? You would think China would allow itself to be bullied? Papayag kaya ang China?" Duterte said.

Duterte was reacting to his latest satisfaction rating as reported by Social Weather Stations when he recalled the subject of the South China Sea.

The SWS had Duterte establishing a new high in his net satisfaction rating—a record +68 percentage points.

Duterte has said that the US was egging the Philippines to do something about China's moves in the South China Sea, a portion of which Manila referred to as the West Philippine Sea.

He challenged the US to "declare the war" and for them to "assemble all their armaments there."

The UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in July 2016 that China had no historic rights to resources within its so-called nine-dash line, a tongue-shaped encirclement that covers a huge swath of the resource-rich waters, including those that are within Philippine territory.

This meant the Philippines had the sole authority to exploit and develop resources, from fishing to oil and gas deposits, within the 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone provided for under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, to which both countries are signatory.

China responded by insisting its sovereignty and marine rights in the vital sea lane will not be affected in any way by the ruling. —NB

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China will reclaim Scarborough Shoal before end of Duterte’s term — Carpio
Published September 25, 2019 1:11pm
By NICOLE-ANNE C. LAGRIMAS, GMA News

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Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said he believes China will try to reclaim Scarborough Shoal before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte's term in 2022.

Carpio said the Chinese will make the attempt in three years' time, around the time because the President himself has said he could not stop them from building structures in the shoal locally known as Panatag or Bajo de Masinloc.

"We all know they have a plan and they will do that before the end of the term of President Duterte, and because that is the time they will also sign the Code of Conduct," Carpio said at a seminar for journalists on reporting on maritime issues on Wednesday.

He was referring to an agreement between China and Southeast Asian nations on activities in the South China Sea. The Code of Conduct, Carpio said, is designed to "manage the dispute" but will not settle its merits.

"After they finish the reclamation, their island-building in the Scarborough Shoal, they will say, 'let's sign the Code of Conduct, nobody builds anything anymore,' and that will legitimize what they have created, their artificial islands," the retiring justice said.

He said Duterte's statement that he cannot stop China will mean that the Philippine government will not send a Navy ship or a Coast Guard vessel to the area even if China dredged.

Meanwhile, Carpio reiterated that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) and the terms of reference (TOR) governing a joint exploration deal by Manila and Beijing in the West Philippine Sea may lead to the settlement of the longstanding maritime dispute.

He said the MOU and the TOR spell out a private contract between China National Offshore Corporation (CNOOC) and the Philippine service contractor, Forum Energy, in Reed Bank.

"So it will be a private contract between the two and CNOOC will be coming in under the service contract, so in effect, CNOOC impliedly recognizes we have sovereign rights," he said.

Though China rejected and ignored the 2016 arbitral award that favored the Philippines, Carpio said the deal may usher in what he said is the third phase of the dispute: an implied recognition of the Philippines' rights while getting a part of the income, a softer stance compared to Beijing's initial claim of "indisputable sovereignty."

"They made this agreement with us to offer it to the rest of Southeast Asia, and if they do that, we have found the solution for peace and stability as far as maritime disputes are concerned," Carpio said. — RSJ

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