Chinese Coast Guard intercepted, water cannoned PH supply boats in Ayungin Shoal

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Western Command in Palawan, the Chinese Coast Guard bombarded some Filipino boats that were intended to provide supplies to Filipino soldiers within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). According to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., on Thursday, November 16, three Chinese Coast Guard vessels intercepted and water… Continue reading Chinese Coast Guard intercepted, water cannoned PH supply boats in Ayungin Shoal

BFAR to lodge new protest against ‘illegal, unreported, and unregulated’ foreign vessels in West Philippine Sea

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is collaborating with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on new diplomatic protests against foreign vessels’ continued presence and activity in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). The DA-BFAR expressed “severe concern” in a statement on Tuesday about the continued presence of foreign vessels conducting… Continue reading BFAR to lodge new protest against ‘illegal, unreported, and unregulated’ foreign vessels in West Philippine Sea

Philippines, US forges an agreement on aeronautical, maritime search and rescue

The Philippine-US Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (AMSAR) Agreement was signed on July 30 by Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. and US Embassy Chargé d’affaires John C. Law. The AMSAR Agreement establishes boundaries between the Philippines and the United States in terms of search and rescue operations. It promotes closer bilateral cooperation… Continue reading Philippines, US forges an agreement on aeronautical, maritime search and rescue