Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Philippines  News  >>   Security  >>   Aquino wants security in Spratly Islands
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs        23  April 2011

Aquino wants security in Spratly Islands

Related Stories

February  11, 2011

Philippines and Muslim rebels revive peace talks

November  26, 2010
Crackdown on Philippine smuggling


November  24, 2010
Aquino says militias to stay in Philippines

July 24, 2010
 No more patronage in Philippine army

Philippines President Benigno Aquino 3rd has ordered the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to provide security for offshore oil drilling and oil exploration in the western part of the Philippines, including the disputed Spratly Islands.

During his speech at the change of command ceremony at the PCG headquarters in Manila, President Aquino said that the Coast Guard has been put in charge of securing the area.

“Apart from ensuring that illegal drugs, pirated stuff and any other things that pose a threat to national security, the PCG will also ensure that our territorial waters are free and safe from pollution),” the President added.

“That was why I entrusted to PCG the securing of the offshore drilling and oil exploration in the western part of the Philippines. You in the PCG are our partners in discovering potential sources of energy for Filipinos),” Mr. Aquino said.

Last month, two Chinese patrol boats threatened to ram a Philippine survey ship that was conducting seismic tests in Reed Bank, 250 kilometers west of Palawan.

The government filed a diplomatic protest with Chinese government over the incident that allegedly gained scant attention from Beijing.

Newly installed PCG commander and Vice Admiral Ramon Liwag said that they will provide the security asked of them by the President.He described the Spratly Islands as a “sensitive area.” “We have a claim to the islands, but of course, in order not to be provocative (in connection with our claim), we use a civilian agency, for that matter, the Philippine Coast Guard,” he said.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below




1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Today's  Stories    23  April 2011 Subsribe Now !
• Chinese Prime Minister to visit Indonesia Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Fitch gives favorable ratings to Indonesia financials Asean Affairs Premium
• Malaysian rare earth plant faces scrutiny
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• Aquino wants security in Spratly Islands  
• Singapore exports grow in March

• Foreign investors see low Thai inflation

• Vietnam ministry urged to revamp road contracts

• New gas supply in Vietnam p

Asean Analysis    24  April 2011

Advertise Your Brand
• WEEKLY SUMMARY Sponsor Our Events

Asean Stock Watch    21  April 2011

• Asean Markets will head to record highs p

Global News Impacting Asia    17 November 2010


• Bank of America sees Asian inflation


• Lloyd’s increases insurance push in Malaysia


• Wells Fargo analyst on euro


• Obama’s visit to Asia


ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore
• Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline
• Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More


Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2017 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand