Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 island groups of the Philippines

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Fri. May 4, 2018

-
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 28) — Regional leaders expressed concern over the militarization of contested areas in the South China Sea, as the ... local news outfit Inquirer.net released photos of China's continued construction of air and naval structures in the contested Spratly group of islands.
A 21-year-old student from the Philippines has credited child development charity Compassion with inspiring the creation of his popular anti-extremism social media campaign. Adam Adnay lives on Mindanao, a group of islands in the southern part of the Philippines. A regional centre for agriculture, the ...

... fascinating discovery a Reddit user made in 2016: That Westworld's Finnish subtitles show the park's map coordinates, and places it in the Spratly Islands—a disputed group of islands in the South China Sea that are occupied by military forces from Malaysia, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
MANILA, Philippines – The first article in the constitution that the Consultative Committee (Con-Com) will propose firms up the country's stance on the West ... The claim to the Kalayaan Group of Islands, meanwhile, will be bolstered by the line, "It has sovereignty over islands and features outside its ...
Boats from either ports will take you to the Calaguas group of islands and the hub, Mahabang Buhangin. Travel time, locals say, is shorter .... The nearest airport to Calaguas is in Naga, the Pili airport, where Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have regular commercial flights. Philippine Airlines also flies to ...
Nor does the President miss the chance to play down or ignore China's rapidly growing military footprint in the Kalayaan Group of Islands; its large-scale reclamation activities on Philippine-claimed land features in the South China Sea; continued jurisdictional control of Panatag Shoal (international name: ...

Armed conflict and poor governance have connived to prevent Mindanao's economy to keep in step with growth in the rest of the Philippine archipelago ... Through an improved connectivity, entrepreneurs and traders on the island group can benefit from reduced transportation costs and thereby raise the ...
Hosting the Palarong Pambansa is rotated among the 3 major island groups – Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Local governments that wish to host the annual event take part in a bidding process. The final host is selected based on the ability to accommodate the student-athletes and the needs of each ...
The South China Sea is one of the most disputed regions in the world — with China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines having overlapping claims there. China has built artificial islands on the Paracel and Spratly island groups as part of its nine-dash line ownership claim in the area.
The town of Boao is also in the same province with Sansha City, which administers three island groups—Xisha or Paracel Islands, Nansha or Spratly Islands and Zhongsha. The Spratly Islands are also being claimed by the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam while Taiwan and Vietnam had also laid ...
MANILA, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The development of Mindanao in southern Philippines is key to the economic progress in the country, according to a World ... The southern island group of Mindanao, one of the three major subdivisions of the Philippines, consists of main-island Mindanao, several small islands ...
The region sits along the notoriously dangerous Ring of Fire, where 90 percent of the world's earthquakes occur. There are no current reports of casualties and no tsunami alerts have been issued, although weaker earthquakes have since been recorded. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and ...
This was all seen at the time as a prelude to cooperation in more sensitive geographical areas, namely the energy-rich waters off the coast of Vietnam and close to the China-occupied Paracel group of islands. Yet both the Gulf of Tonkin agreement and JMSU either failed to materialize or were hobbled by ...
This was all seen at the time as a prelude to cooperation in more sensitive geographical areas, namely the energy-rich waters off the coast of Vietnam and close to the China-occupied Paracel group of islands. Yet both the Gulf of Tonkin agreement and JMSU either failed to materialize or were hobbled by ...
Top government officials as well as defense and military leaders are expected to join the 10-hour voyage to Philippine Rise from Casiguran, Aurora. Nolcom has operational jurisdiction over the country's northern frontier – Philippine Rise fronting the Pacific, Batanes Island Group and Panatag Shoal in ...
The low pressure area (LPA), which is still outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), continues to approach the country from the Pacific Ocean. ... Big waves generated by the northeast monsoon will bring rough to very rough seas Batanes, Babuyan group of islands, northern coast of Cagayan, ...
The US Navy carried out a freedom of navigation operation in one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Friday, news agency Reuters reported, citing US officials. The USS Mustin sailed 12 nautical miles off Mischief Reef (Panganiban Reef) in the Spratly Islands, a group of islands also ...

In addition to a poor understanding of when Yap was first colonized, the question of who first settled the island group remains unclear. ... Island Southeast Asia includes modern-day Indonesia, the Philippines and many hundreds of other islands stretching between New Guinea to the east and mainland ...
This remote group of islands located off the coast of Carles and Estancia towns in the northeastern tip of Iloilo is one of the province's best-kept secrets. ... “As summer closely beckons, we want to show that Carles can compete with other popular tourism destinations in the Philippines,” Solina co-owner ...
FILE PHOTO: A Filipino soldier patrols at the shore of Pagasa island (Thitu Island) in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea. (Photo: ... MANILA: Any deal between the Philippines and a Chinese firm to jointly explore for gas in the Reed Bank of the South China Sea will be illegal unless China ...
A proposal was made recently to divide the envisaged federal system of government into 81 states corresponding to our existing provinces, by—not surprisingly—the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP). That may yet be the most extreme proposal regarding the number of states the proposed ...
Lapu-Lapu City, on the Mactan Island (where Cebu International Airport is located), is about 18km from Metro Cebu, the Philippines' second-biggest city, in the central Visayan island group. Vilma Toring, head of the Camansi neighbourhood group, first saw the dog pulling a white cloth from under the stilt ...
After the ruling in July 2016 of the Permanent Court of Arbitration that junked China's ownership claim of almost the entire South China Sea and recognized Philippine sovereignty over the Kalayaan Group of Islands, the Philippines could have led in calling for a more assertive Asean statement against ...
The area command covers the geographic areas of Regions 1, 2 and 3 and the Cordillera Administrative Region, and the vast maritime waters of the country's eastern and western seaboards that include Scarborough Shoal borders, the Batanes Island Group and the Philippine Rise. Salamat added the ...
India is set to host an eight-day joint naval exercise around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a highly strategic group of islands at the crossroads of the ... This new trend was particularly acute under last year's chairmanship of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who effectively told the US and other ...
The symposium “aimed to introduce 'Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era' to the Philippines' ruling party,” ... China has also been developing military bases on three artificial islands it built on three features that roughly encircle the Kalayaan Island Group, which can ...
Lapu-Lapu City, on the Mactan Island (where Cebu International Airport is located), is about 18km from Metro Cebu, the Philippines' second-biggest city, in the central Visayan island group. Vilma Toring, head of the Camansi neighbourhood group, first saw the dog pulling a white cloth from under the stilt ...
After the ruling in July 2016 of the Permanent Court of Arbitration that junked China's ownership claim of almost the entire South China Sea and recognized Philippine sovereignty over the Kalayaan Group of Islands, the Philippines could have led in calling for a more assertive Asean statement against ...
MANILA, Philippines — Is China's naming at least five seamounts in the Benham or Philippine Rise that big a deal, and should we be worried? ... that China has almost completed developing military bases on three artificial islands it built on three features that roughly encircle the Kalayaan Island Group.
The area command covers the geographic areas of Regions 1, 2 and 3 and the Cordillera Administrative Region, and the vast maritime waters of the country's eastern and western seaboards that include Scarborough Shoal borders, the Batanes Island Group and the Philippine Rise. Salamat added the ...
MANILA, Philippines – The trough or extension of a low pressure area (LPA) located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will affect the eastern part of ... The northeast monsoon is also affecting Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands, but PAGASA said there will be "no significant impact.".
A Philippine Coast Guard ship sailing along Benham Rise, off the east coast of the main Philippine island of Luzon. ... However, Salamat said that Marines would not be sent to secure Scarborough Shoal — an island group that was seized by China in 2012 that has long been a source of tension between ...
He said the vast oil reserves of the Philippines found in various parts of the archipelago, specifically the Reed Bank, the largest of them all, and the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands or the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG). “The Philippines is like a blind beggar sitting on a mountain of gold. Within the country's ...
Palau (Belau) is a group of islands in the Micronesia area of Oceania, to the southeast of the Philippines. It consists of some 340 coral and volcanic islands perched on the Kyushu-Palau Ridge and has an area of 466 square kilometers. It shares maritime boundaries with Indonesia, the Philippines, and the ...
The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) wants to bring 50 companies to the Visayas region next month, planning a trade mission in Iloilo amid expectations that the island group would grow faster than the rest of the country. BCCP executive chair Chris Nelson said in a press briefing on ...
MANILA, Philippines — Several areas, including Metro Manila, will experience cloudy skies and light to heavy rains for the entire week as the northeasterlies ... The northeasterlies is forecast to bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies and passing light rains over Batanes and Babuyan group of islands, Northern ...
MANILA, Philippines — Several provinces, including Metro Manila, will experience cloudy skies and light to heavy rains for the entire week as ... On Friday, the north-easterlies is forecasted to bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies and passing light rains over Batanes and Babuyan group of islands, Northern ...
The northeast monsoon, on the other hand, will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain over Babuyan Group of Islands and Batanes. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, meanwhile, said that Ilocos region, Cordillera, and the rest of Cagayan Valley region will ...
Pagasa said Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands would have cloudy skies with scattered rains but due to amihan. ... Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on ...
The latest development comes several months after three Vietnamese sailors held for eight months by the Abu Sayyaf were rescued by soldiers in the southern Philippines. According to a report by Agence France-Presse, the Vietnamese sailors were found in the southernmost Philippine island group of ...
Nakao said the Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector project was particularly important because Mindanao is the second largest island in the country and home to about a fifth of the Philippines' total population with the highest poverty incidence among the country's three island groups.
The Philippines will begin rehabilitating its facilities in the Kalayaan Group of Islands at the Spratly archipelago during the first quarter of this year, expecting neither protest nor harassment from China. “We plan to improve the facilities. On Pag-asa, we plan to improve the runway and the beaching ramp, and ...
The clouds with isolated rainshowers will prevail over Metro Manila and most of the archipelago, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ... Over the Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands, the northeast monsoon or amihan will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain.
Kagitingan Reef is located at the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and is within the vicinity of the Kalayaan Group of Islands (Spratly), which is near Palawan. Lorenzana said that the Philippine government has a Task Force focusing on the West Philippine Sea headed by National Security Adviser ...
Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that apart from aiding the fishermen, it is also part of a bigger rehabilitation plan involving the Kalayaan group of islands which includes Pag-asa Island. “The developments are to improve the facilities there in Kalayaan Island Group ...
... Philippines' New Year's Call, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the upgrade that will begin early 2018 includes the improvement of the runway and construction of a beaching ramp. “The developments are to improve the facilities there in Kalayaan Island Group (KIG). First in Pagasa, we are going ...
MANILA, Philippines – Parts of Luzon and Mindanao will be rainy on Tuesday, January 9, due to the easterlies or winds blowing from the east. ... The northeast monsoon will also bring scattered or isolated rainshowers to Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos, Cordillera, the rest of Cagayan Valley, ...
American Samoa however decided to stick with the international dateline, which is now crossing between the two island groups. This means that .... to match Japan. Half an hour later, 2018 began in China, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore, where fireworks were lighting up the iconic Marina Bay.
MANILA, Philippines – As Filipinos recover from Typhoon Vinta (Tembin), countries around the world have assured their help for the Philippines. Vinta took away much from the country during the season of giving: 240 dead, at least 60,000 forced to flee their homes, and millions of pesos lost in crops and ...
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 26) — A House panel has approved a measure seeking to declare the Kalayaan Island group in Palawan as "alienable and ... The Kalayaan Island Group is also part of the Spratly Group of Islands, which is the subject of maritime disputes in the South China Sea.


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

  asia
    philippines
      island groups
        luzon
        mindanao
        sulu archipelago
        visayas

Philippines:
      armed conflict
      government
      island groups
      issues
      manila
      politics
      provinces
      terrorism