What The Hague?! Philippines helped China build structures on disputed islands in the South China Sea

Ships seemingly being loaded with soil to be shipped to Chinese land reclamation operations in the South China Sea (Source: The Maharlikan)
Ships seemingly being loaded with soil to be shipped to Chinese land reclamation operations in the South China Sea
(Source: The Maharlikan)
I first read it on some obscure website months ago. Knowing that one has to be careful about what one reads online nowadays, I waited for mainstream media to pick it up before taking it seriously. Unfortunately, it has taken years before they did. Just this week, Philippine mainstream media finally publicised reports about how China smuggled Philippine soil to reclaim parts of the disputed islands in the South China Sea or the West Philippine Sea as some prefer to call it nowadays.

Another awful discovery, inside sources from the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency(NICA) has found out that some Chinese mining firms are smuggling soil and rocks to help build a chain of Chinese islands in the West Philippine Sea. NICA agents were baffled to found out that besides from the Ore and Nickel that these mining firms are exporting towards China, a large amount of soil and rocks are secretly smuggled then ends up directly in one of the Chinese reclamation islands. The smuggling operation usually happens during the heat of the day as to hide the operation as an ordinary day in the mining area.

According to the new Governor of Zambales, two mountains and half of Zambales were sold to China in recent years and some rocks and soil were shipped to the disputed islands to reclaim 3,500 hectares. Watch the video here:

Seriously, what was the media doing all these years? Do they need more staff to pick up important issues especially about the real state of the Philippines? It seems they focus too much on trivial stuff like celebrity news instead of issues that are detrimental to the very existence of the nation.

Former President BS Aquino: Sleeping on the job?
Former President BS Aquino: Sleeping on the job?
And what the hell was the BS Aquino government doing all these years? One can be forgiven for saying that the previous government was sleeping on the job. How in the world did BS Aquino allow China to use Philippine soil to reclaim the disputed territory – the same one the Philippines put forward at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague in 2013? This is something that needs further investigation, definitely. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez was right when she said “heads should roll”. She should start with the former DENR Secretary who seems to have turned a blind eye to this shameful act. Let’s just hope she’s not just grandstanding.

DENR Secretary Gina Lopez said ”heads should roll” if the claim of Zambales Governor Amor Deloso that Philippine soil were used in building artificial islands in the South China Sea is true.

”That’s horrible. I will find out whoever gave the permit. China can never be allowed to use our soil as their landfill. We’re gonna look into this and make sure it never ever happens,” Lopez told reporters.

”If there are DENR officials, they will be made accountable…Heads should roll. If the truckloads came from us, we should be aware. If they were getting truckloads of our soil, there were probably some trail.”

China for years has been building artificial islands in the disputed Spratlys islands, stoking tension in the region.

The patriotism of Filipinos running the local government and the people in the areas where China supposedly smuggled soil from sites in Palawan, Zambales and Ilocos Sur is in question. This is tantamount to treason. They helped an enemy of the state build what some are reportedly saying is a potentially hostile military facility. Did the local government get compensation from China for the soil and rocks they were shipping out of the country? Were the Chinese mining firms given “permits” to take extra soil with them?

The news that China has been smuggling soil for years during BS Aquino’s term is incredible. You just can’t make this stuff up. Filipinos should be outraged. If only the mainstream media informed the public, they would. Unfortunately, mainstream media beholden to BS Aquino did not even bother to investigate this in the past. This kind of news should have been on the front pages of the Inquirer. The publication was so busy featuring the latest exposé about the Liberal Party’s witch-hunt victim like former Vice President Jejomar Binay in the last six years. Now they are busy trying to sensationalise the extra-judicial killings, which they all blame on the new government under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Photo of what looks like  soil destined for the South China Sea being loaded onto cargo ships (Source: Kami)
Photo of what looks like soil destined for the South China Sea being loaded onto cargo ships
(Source: Kami)
This news should be enough to convince people that BS Aquino does not deserve praise or awards for the The Hague ruling. The ruling does not even say that the Philippines has sovereignty over the disputed islands to begin with. China does not even recognise the international court. Furthermore, the international court does not have a mechanism to enforce its own ruling. It’s still up to the nations to deal with the problem. In other words, it is back to Square One. As a matter of fact, the situation is worse now than when the case was filed because China has now built structures where there was none at the beginning of the stand-off in 2012. Again, no thanks to the incompetence of the BS Aquino government and greed of the local Filipinos in the region where Chinese mining companies were operating.

In the end, Filipinos are to blame for their loss in their claim over the disputed islands. They were not vigilant enough. They trusted BS Aquino too much to do the right thing. They thought just filing a case with The Hague was enough to stop China.

This could be a sign of things to come. Who knows what else some Filipinos are willing to sell for profit? It seems some Filipinos are willing to sell their soul too. It’s not too far-fetched to say that more islands in mainland Philippines could be sold in the future with or without the knowledge of the government. This almost happened to Mindanao when BS Aquino was pushing for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law proposing to give parts of Mindanao to Malaysia-backed terrorist group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. It’s also worth mentioning again that BS Aquino government gave up on the country’s claim over Sabah. BS Aquino’s patriotism is highly questionable, indeed.

One day, the Philippines will no longer exist as it is known today if Filipinos allow their so-called government to run the country to the ground. It is becoming apparent that patriotism is not strong in a lot of Filipinos. No wonder the country is a mess.

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47 thoughts on “What The Hague?! Philippines helped China build structures on disputed islands in the South China Sea

    Jerry Lynch

    (July 29, 2016 - 3:11 pm)

    I don’t know about soil for reclamation, but I have pictures of chromite ready for loading onto Chinese ships in Dinagat. The ore was both piled loose and piled in rice sacks but in places where there were ne taxing agencies or customs inspectors. The ore was loaded onto bancas and sent to Chinese ships out to sea.

    Can anyone wonder who profits from illegal mining in Dinagat?

      Wendy

      (July 29, 2016 - 5:37 pm)

      No wonder that might be one of the reasons why the Governor of Dingat has a palace like mansion.

      romeo gumtang

      (July 30, 2016 - 2:10 pm)

      D’s chromites are material use to harden steel all D’s things used to fabricate weapons to invade our motherland including far east..m

    marius

    (July 29, 2016 - 3:20 pm)

    >> According to the new Governor of Zambales, two mountains and half of Zambales were sold to China in recent years and some rocks and soil were shipped to the disputed islands to reclaim 3,500 hectares.

    “Half of Zambales”? This seems a bit unlikely. Half of the entire province has gone missing?

    Either way, the Governor must have given the say-so for this to happen. Blatantly illegal, and a betrayal of his own country. Fifty years ago he would have been shot for treason. Today, he’s free to visit the Mercedes-Benz showroom to dispose of his ill-gotten gains.

    Who knows what else some Filipinos are willing to sell for profit? It seems some Filipinos are willing to sell their soul too. It’s not too far-fetched to say that more islands in mainland Philippines could be sold in the future with or without the knowledge of the government.

    That’s easy. Filipinos will sell their own children if they think there’s good money in it. Several Governors are busy digging up the provinces they govern and shipping off the spoils to China (no questions asked), as per Jerry Lynch’s post. We don’t need the press to report this. Everyone knows. They just shrug and smile and say: this is the Philippines. Well, it won’t be the Philippines much longer if that continues. it’ll be China.

      Jerry Lynch

      (July 29, 2016 - 3:55 pm)

      In case anyone thinks I’m just talking out my rear end, I have the pictures and will gladly e-mail them to anyone who would like them.

      marius

      (July 29, 2016 - 6:01 pm)

      Nah, we believe you. You can take pictures like that any day of the week just by standing by the side of the highway.

      A few pesos to the inspectors and the truck rolls on its merry way.

    Dick S. O'Rosary

    (July 29, 2016 - 4:24 pm)

    Noynoy Aquino is a traitor. Treasonous blood runs through their Family’s veins. Just like his grandfather who sided with the Japs, here he is selling our territory to the Chinese. Shame on them.

      Jerry Lynch

      (July 29, 2016 - 4:31 pm)

      The pictures I took of chromite loaded for untaxed sale to China from Dinagat were taken in the time of Arroyo.

        francis ocden

        (August 1, 2016 - 5:37 pm)

        halu sir jerry lynch can u send it to our new denr secretary gina lopez

          Jerry Lynch

          (August 2, 2016 - 1:37 am)

          I would if I had her e-mail or contact info. All these resources are being stolen from the poor on Dinagat while the murderer Ecleo lives in luxury and the Philippine Government collects no taxes.

          Jerry Lynch

          (August 2, 2016 - 11:29 am)

          I will if somehow I am given her contact info, even though the pics were taken during the time of Arroyo. I’m sure things have not changed there in Ecleoland.

    d_forsaken

    (July 29, 2016 - 5:50 pm)

    First they came for the verbs, and I said nothing because verbing weirds language. Then they arrival for the nouns, and I speech nothing because I no verbs.

    Erom Reven

    (July 29, 2016 - 6:09 pm)

    This isn’t only a scandal but also a treason! What more of the Philippine territory that were already sold to foreign governments that we haven’t heard of officially?

    zaxx

    (July 29, 2016 - 7:55 pm)

    LOL!!! What a total comedy show. Pinoys just outdid themselves. Living up to expectations –> definitely MORE FUNNY in the Philippines.

    Ok, seriously- this is treachery of the highest order. Nice catch Ilda. That was a good one.

    We should tell China we are co-owners of those reclaimed lands since it’s literally PH soil. Now I’m really coming to realize we are just a Chinese “province”. We have been invaded right under our noses with no one even going ballistic about it. Anyway who cares as long as the people get their daily dose of Eat Bulaga and Facebook, right Peeenoise?

      Grimwald

      (July 29, 2016 - 9:12 pm)

      I already gave up Zaxx…

        zaxx

        (July 29, 2016 - 10:24 pm)

        You’re right to feel that way Grimwald, and here’s proof…

        Ok people, anyone willing to join a blitzkrieg attack on Scarborough Shoal to reclaim what is rightfully OURS?

        —> Just listen to the deafening SILENCE.

        How about eating out at Jollibee then watching a movie at SM Megamall – and make our rich Chinoy brothers even richer?

        —> Hurrahh!!! Now you’re talking.

          Grimwald

          (July 29, 2016 - 10:49 pm)

          Check for instance that so many people are once again commenting on my Manny Pacquiao article even though I, for one, have mostly forgotten it. They’re having fun lambasting it even though I think that that write-up should be the least of their concerns and that this one here by Ilda is far more important.

          So yep, there you go.

    zaxx

    (July 29, 2016 - 10:41 pm)

    You’ve already been invaded Pinoys. What’s your reaction?

    The most you will do is cry out “Treason!!!”, then go straight back to smiling over pictures in Facebook, and partying with friends over cold SanMig beer and chicharong bulaklak.

    In that case…Time to start calling the contested waters “South China Lake”. We’re already part of China together with “renegade province” Taiwan. People just don’t know it yet. For all we know, the nine dash line already includes the entire PH in Beijing’s secret drawing board. China just gained 7000 islands without firing a single shot.

    That’s called smart – cunning smart. Pinoys are just too stupid to even figure out why it’s not good to throw garbage on the streets. They can’t even manage “personally borrowed money”, let alone manage an entire country. It’s good we got Duterte now. But what happens when he’s gone?

    The most effective way to fix the country is to REPLACE the people. If you don’t like that – then better stay happy (all smiles) being a Chinese province led by Taipan Henry Sy (your richest citizen) and scrubbing your teeth with “made in China” toothbrushes.

    a yellow tard

    (July 30, 2016 - 12:05 am)

    erry Lynch says:
    July 29, 2016 at 4:31 pm
    The pictures I took of chromite loaded for untaxed sale to China from Dinagat were taken in the time of Arroyo.

    ……………………………………………

    ‘Gloria was a puppet of the yellow dynasty before’ …so the yellow dynasty knew all about it.

    555Hyden007Toro9999.999

    (July 30, 2016 - 2:56 am)

    The Aquinos are congenital traitors. Benigno Aquino, Sr., sold us to the Japanese Imperialist Army, during World War II. Benigno Aquino III, sold the Philippine soil, rocks, and mountains, for China’s reclamation on the Scarborough Shoal.

    One day, these idiots, will sell the whole Philippine Islands; to be reclaimed near China. We will, then, become a Province of China…

    They have sold us to the Chinese Triad Drug Mafia syndicate. They have sold our soils , rocks and mountains, used for China’s reclamation…

    What else will they sell? People? They have sold OFWs as slaves in China…

    Why not we do the reverse thing ? Get hold of these people, like African slaves…Sell these idiots, who are selling us to China, to be their Chinese slaves !

      Marlyn

      (July 31, 2016 - 8:34 pm)

      Well said you are correct. We have one left “our souls” is under negotiable to China.

    Jin

    (July 30, 2016 - 1:46 pm)

    The Philippines always finds a way to whore something out to foreigners.

      Marlyn

      (July 31, 2016 - 8:31 pm)

      You are correct, added whore that was sold to china was our souls.

    TheVoiceofReason

    (July 30, 2016 - 10:35 pm)

    I read it on some obscure website months ago?
    Yet u claim years past before mainstream media picked it up…
    Please tell me which is it?

      TheVoiceOfSweatingTheSmallStuff

      (July 31, 2016 - 1:35 am)

      Hyperbole, literary device and all that jazz, dude. This is a blog, not a straight news feature site.

      Ilda

      (July 31, 2016 - 10:44 am)

      I read about it months ago but China’s activities in Zambales and other parts of the Philippines had been going on for years. Mainstream media didn’t even report about it until now.

      It’s strange that something so simple has to be explained to you.

    Water5

    (July 31, 2016 - 2:54 am)

    Let’s be friends with China, please? Huwag na huwag lang ang Amerika.

      Marlyn

      (July 31, 2016 - 8:28 pm)

      You must be kidding me? Friends with China? What did china supported you? Better do your research as you do not know what are you talking about? Friends with china? Philippines are engulfed now with chinese citizens. Theyre taken our economy. They hired filipinos as theyre house servants in the Philippines rather than the other way around. Theyre users and bullies?

    113Hyden007Toro45678.999

    (July 31, 2016 - 3:28 am)

    There is truth in the GRP Blogs, regarding the Shoal’s reclamation by the Chinese. The reclamation of the Scarborough Shoal by the Chinese, was done during the Aquino’s term…Mainland China is about 800 miles away from that Shoal. It is too far, from them…

    There are reports, that government officials from nearby Provinces, allowed/sold the Chinese the: rocks, soils and sand , from those Provinces, for the Shoal’s reclamation.

    This was done under Aquino’s watch. Would you try to convince me , to believe; that Aquino did not know it? Unless, you are as mentally retarded, as Aquino: I shall believe you !

    Marlyn

    (July 31, 2016 - 8:22 pm)

    I am dismayed and terribly upset how our government officials trusted them to run the affairs of Philippines. Once elected they “owned Philippines” they can do anything and everything even selling the souls of filipinos. Now what? No wonders some chinese children who studied in Canada , can afford supporting them by buying very expensive houses , cars and clothing at the expense of our “soils” grrrrr. Ginisa ang Philippines sa sariling mantika ng mga insik (insects). If you see these insect children who throw money here , i am grinching, where in the world they’re money came from? No wonders it came from our souls who sold by our corrupt government. Imagine if Mr. Duterte did not win? No one knows that our souls are sold to chinese?

    mayor

    (August 2, 2016 - 1:17 am)

    only in zambales?there is still huge mining the biggest mining in the philippines is in languyan,tawitawi the mountain is no more bcoz they ship it to the south china sea but i dont believe that pres.duterte can stop coz it still operating in that area…

    red planet

    (August 2, 2016 - 6:12 pm)

    Why the news blackout on this in the big TV Networks, hindi sila kapamilya, kapuso o kapatid, sila ay KATAKSIL mga Chinoy Taipans.

    Jack

    (August 2, 2016 - 6:14 pm)

    Of course nothing was done. Why? Ask the husband of Ballsy, Enrile and Erice.

    red planet

    (August 2, 2016 - 6:17 pm)

    Why is there news backout on the Kapamilya, Kapuso, Kapatid TV NEWORKS? Their Chinoy Taipans are kataksil!

    red planet

    (August 2, 2016 - 7:18 pm)

    Loss of patriotism could be a factor, the famed Filipino indolence another. But there has also been a concerted effort by the Taipans in mass media to dumb down the masses into gay zombies.

    While our foods industry, check out “Are chemicals turning men into women?” (https://www.eatonpurpose.com/nutrition-newsletter/are-chemicals-turning-men-into-women/)

    Gay media and gay food are turning our fighting men into pussies. It is real, gay bio-chemical warfare has been proposed since WW-II. China has weaponized it.

    Ricardo Cortez

    (August 3, 2016 - 2:45 am)

    Arroyo also gave in to China’s request to scan the area for minerals and oil. When China find out, they did not disclose it to Arroyo instead they plan a witty way to occupy the area by proclaiming a nine dash that never heard of to enclose the area even this overlapped our Eez. Showing totally no respect to Philippines in general. Now our souvereignty was blatantly violated. What the new government can do? We have no capability to engage in war so it’s like China will take advantage of that and eventually later on will gradually declare and invade our dear Philippines.

      Aeta

      (August 16, 2016 - 5:30 pm)

      “Arroyo also gave in to China’s request to scan the area for minerals and oil.”

      That’s because the greedy Bitch (Gloria)–and her equally greedy husband (Mike Arroyo)–has been secretly making business deals with the Chinese since she foot in office. Arroyo is the biggest female rapist of the Philippines. Arroyo and the effeminate Pnoy deserve one another.

        Jerry Lynch

        (August 16, 2016 - 7:40 pm)

        Yep, you effectively had 2 thieving women as presidents in a row.

          Aeta

          (August 16, 2016 - 8:11 pm)

          Damn…that’s a good one. “2 thieving women as presidents in a row.”

    sammie

    (August 16, 2016 - 11:37 am)

      Ilda

      (August 16, 2016 - 12:38 pm)

      Thanks, Sammie. Finally. Ang tagal. The Chinese already finished their construction before Ph officials started questioning the activities there.

        Aeta

        (August 16, 2016 - 8:20 pm)

        Ilda,

        “The Chinese already finished their construction before Ph officials started questioning the activities there.”

        I’m sorry. For a while I thought you were talking about the Chinese constructing their shopping malls and condominiums throughout the country; and not the mining operations and illegal excavations out in South China Sea.

        I’m having a hard time these days of differentiating between what PH officials allow to happen and what they pretend not allow to happen. The hypocrisy on the PH officials’ part is just too overwhelming.

        Aeta

        sammie

        (August 17, 2016 - 11:33 am)

        If that doesnt spell fishy. I dont know what will.

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