News Flash

September 02, 2015, Wednesday
  • Lack of documentary requirements cited as reason why CA did not confirm Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista’s appointment. 3 hours ago |
  • Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile blocks the confirmation of Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista at the Commission on Appointments. 3 hours ago |
  • Jose Maria Abaya surrenders in Camp Caringal, QC after the shooting incident in White Plains that resulted in a woman’s death. 3 hours ago |
  • Inquest proceedings ongoing for Jose Maria Abaya who fired his unlicensed gun at a van in White Plains, QC. 3 hours ago |
  • Victims of road accident in Barangka, Marikina taken to Amang Rodriguez Medical Center & QMMC. 3 hours ago |
  • Driver of 10-wheeler truck that figured in accident along Barangka, Marikina still pinned inside his vehicle as of Wednesday noon. 3 hours ago |
  • PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG) to begin manning traffic flow at EDSA beginning Monday. 3 hours ago |
  • At least 2 killed as a 10-wheeler truck loses break & rams into 4 other vehicles at overpass going to Barangka in Marikina. 3 hours ago |
  • Some fishermen at Navotas Fish Post preferred to send 'protection' or financial aid to fellow fishermen protesting at Luneta. 6 hours ago |
  • Many fishermen at Navotas Fish Port did not join the 'fish holiday.' 6 hours ago |
  • Maynilad and Manila Water say rotating water supply interruptions may begin next week. 6 hours ago |
  • Maynilad & Manila Water say they will advise customers two days before they implement any 'rotating' water interruption. 6 hours ago |
  • Glitch occurs in new ticketing system that uses 'beep cards' in LRT 2 Santolan Station in Marikina City. 6 hours ago |
  • PNP says it can readily deploy at least 80 Highway Patrol Group members to take charge of traffic flow in EDSA. 6 hours ago |
  • Atty. Levito Baligod to submit to Ombudsman the affidavits of witnesses linking 20 current & past lawmakers to pork barrel scam. 6 hours ago |
  • Murder & illegal possession of firearms filed vs. Jojo Abaya who fired at a van at Katipunan Ave. in QC & killed a female passenger. 6 hours ago |
  • Woman dies as son of a ret. general fires at a van he thought was from a drug rehab center that was fetching him at Katipunan Ave. in QC. 6 hours ago |
  • Missing mountaineer in Tarlac found dead. 19 hours ago |
  • Two bodies recovered from a landslide in Benguet. 19 hours ago |
  • Senate approves bill exempting Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) from paying 12% VAT. 19 hours ago |
  • Baler RTC Judge Jude Erwin Alaba shot and killed in an ambush in Baler, Aurora. 20 hours ago |
  • 1 woman & 2 men shot in an ambush on Tuesday at about 8 pm along Katipunan Ave. at the boundary of White Plains & St. Ignatius Village QC. 20 hours ago |
Advertisement

Chinese foiled from occupying island

By Francisco Tuyay | May. 18, 2013 at 12:02am
Philippine Navy ships used “bashing maneuvers” to drive away three fishing boats from mainland China that tried to occupy an island off Palawan in the West Philippine Sea on Tuesday, military sources said.

The fishing boats were in the vicinity of Ayungin Reef, also known as the Second Thomas Reef, when the Philippine Navy ships arrived and made “circling maneuvers” that forced the Chinese to move out, the source said.

“They were forced to back-off several miles from Ayungin Reef after our ships arrived in the area,”  said the source  who spoke to the Manila Standard on condition of anonymity.

Ayungin Reef, which is adjacent to Mischief Reef or Panganiban Reef, is only 150 miles off Palawan and 620 miles from southwest China. It was occupied by the Philippines in 1973.

The Chinese has occupied Scarborough Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc, which the Philippines has claimed as part of its territory. Filipino fishermen have been barred from entering the area.

The Philippine Navy has sent three ships—a Peacock Class offshore patrol, a frigate-type PS 74, and Personnel Carrer bessel PS 71—to the area to prevent the Chinese from coming back, the source said.

“At present they [the three fishing boats] are seen stationary several miles off Ayungin Reef. We are monitoring their movements,” the source said.

At the Scarborough Shoal, three Chinese vessels enforced a no-entry zone with a thick rope tied between two points of the shoal to prevent the entry of Filipino fishermen.

“Filipino fishermen are shooed away and threatened by the Chinese vessels that patrol the surrounding waters of Scarborough Shoal,” the source said.

Pagasa Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon,  who was sailing back to Pagasa Island from Ayungin on an outrigger boat with 147 people on board, said they were chased by an unidentified patrol ship last Wednesday.

He said in a text message the patrol boat beamed a search light on them but it did not stop them from proceeding to their destination.

A Philippine Navy official said they were investigating the report.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by MST.ph. Comments are views by manilastandardtoday.com readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandardtoday.com. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with MST.ph editorial standards, MST.ph may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section
comments powered by Disqus

In This Category

Want Updates?

Be the first to know on what is latest from MST.ph, simply enter your email below to get started. We don’t spam dont worry!

Advertisement