The Philippines increasingly finds itself in situations that require military responses

The Philippines is increasingly finding itself in the middle of military flash points across the Far East. Over at the West Philippine Sea, the country’s biggest warship, the BRP Gregorio del Pilar is engaged in a standoff with two Chinese surveillance vessels standing in the way of the arrest of Chinese fishermen caught allegedly poaching […]

Philippines and China in naval spat at disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal

China and the Philippines are once again locked in a naval spat after attempts by personnel from the Philippine Navy warship BRP Gregorio del Pilar to arrest Chinese fishermen found to be carrying contraband in Philippine waters were blocked by Chinese surveillance vessels. According to an Associated Press report… On Tuesday, Filipino sailors from the […]

BRP Gregorio del Pilar and the China crisis is achieving where Noynoy Aquino has so far failed

Filipinos are surprisingly in general agreement on something — a will to defend the Spratly Islands against threats from China whatever the cost. Perhaps this is an opportunity of a lifetime. This shared sentiment is evident in how a swell of pride is becoming more and more palpable with the arrival of what is so […]