Daily Archives: 2 years ago

Japan: Completion of Chinese islands in West PHL Sea do not constitute sovereignty

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said today that China’s newly created islands in West Philippine Sea do not constitute China’s sovereignty over disputed territories. “With the completion of the reclamation, we must not accept the land reclamation as a done deal. We demand [China] not take unilateral actions that bring irreversible and physical changes.” […]

Philippines not alarmed by US-China military engagement

The Office of the President said the Philippine government is not affected by the recently signed China-United States Army-to-Army Dialogue Mechanism and possible future joint exercises. “We have our own interests. We have our own strategic interests,” Presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda said. “The US has its own strategic interests as well,” he added. “Will […]

Japan currently sees no need for Self-Defense Forces response in West Philippine Sea

The Japanese government currently believes that situation in West Philippine Sea does not need response from Japan Self-Defense Forces. “At this point in time, the Government does not consider the situation in the South China Sea to be a situation that will have an important influence on Japan’s peace and security and that would require […]

PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group arrests members of Nigerian Kidnapping Syndicate operating in PHL

Operatives from Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) and Bulacan Provincial Police Office arrested three members of Nigerian Kidnapping Syndicate Tuesday, June 16 in Plaridel, Bulacan. The said group of Nigerian kidnappers are victimizing fellow Nigerian nationals, the state-run news agency reports. Three arrested Nigerian suspects were identified as Ifeanyi Augustine Chinwueba, Martin Okofor and […]