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Duterte Just Explained His Strategic Conundrum

This month has produced undeniable evidence of the PLA fortifying its claim over the South China Sea. A week after a leading US think tank revealed that anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles were deployed on the artificial islands constructed over the Fiery Cross, Subi, and Mischief Reefs the Philippines’ pro-Chinese head of state was aboard the BRP Davao del Sur–an LPD made in Indonesia–to address his country’s territorial problems. 753 more words


A Mermaid’s Paradise

In October 2016, I got sent to Tandag, Surigao del Sur with Joan and Chimie for work. There was no direct flight to Tandag so we either had to land in Butuan or in Surigao del Norte. 1,959 more words


Suspicious Chinese activity in Philippine Rise -- Duterte administration’s apparently inexhaustible capacity to bend over backward to accommodate Beijing -- What do Filipinos get?

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:11 AM January 16, 2018


Had Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano not raised the issue, the public would not have known that the Department of Foreign Affairs has allowed China — specifically, a research vessel operated by that country’s Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences — to conduct purportedly scientific marine research in Philippine Rise. 572 more words

DFA allows China to do research on PH Sea despite Territorial disputes

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs had issue permits to do research on the Philippine Sea to Chinese scholars according from the intelligence information handed to Magdalo Rep. 152 more words


A 16-hour bus+van ride from Manila to the north-eastern part of the Philippines, plus a 45-minute boat ride we reached what is picturesque-ly close to Batanes… The island of… 1,173 more words

Anguib Beach



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Depth: 60 km

Distances: 375 km N of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,213,000 / local time: 22:32:15.1 2017-12-17
242 km E of Cebu City, Philippines / pop: 799,000 / local time: 22:32:15.1 2017-12-17… 10 more words

Earthquake Alert

Illinois peeps, check out - Three Sailors Lost in Plane Crash Near Japan Are Identified

The United States Navy identified the men as Steven Combs, Matthew Chialastri and Bryan Grosso.. via NYT Asia Pacific http://ift.tt/2BbldOy