Monday, 30 May 2016
- Friday, 13 May 2016 APEC Senior Officials to Meet in Arequipa, Peru for 2nd APEC Senior
- Wednesday, 11 May 2016 On the Release of the Four Remaining Indonesian Hostages
- Tuesday, 10 May 2016 PHL Ambassador to Brazil Meets with Undersecretary of National Defense Fernando I. Manalo during the Ambassadors’ Official Consultation Meetings in PH
- Friday, 06 May 2016 DFA Joins Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day
News from PHL Embassies, Consulates & Missions
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
- Wednesday, 01 June 2016 PHL Consul General Visits Filipino-American IT Firm Topologe in Massachusetts
- Wednesday, 01 June 2016 Philippine Trade Delegation Goes B2B Speed Dating at Centrallia 2016
- Wednesday, 01 June 2016 Filipino Community in Maine Recognizes Achievements of PHL Consul General, Joins Meeting with Portland Mayor
- Wednesday, 01 June 2016 Academic and Agricultural Exchange to Broaden Ties between PHL Consulate General and Maine Business Organizations
25 February 2014
The Department of Foreign Affairs summoned this morning the Chargé d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Manila to strongly protest the efforts of China to prohibit Filipino fishermen from undertaking fishing activities in the Philippines’ Bajo de Masinloc. Bajo de Masinloc is an integral part of the Philippines and over which the Philippines exercises sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction. Philippine fishing vessels have been routinely, continuously, and peacefully and sustainably fishing in Bajo de Masinloc.
The Department likewise strongly protests the acts of harassment and the manner by which these were committed by China to forcefully drive away Philippine fishing vessels from Bajo de Masinloc. Finally, the Department vehemently protests the acts of China when its law enforcement vessels drove away Philippine fishing vessels seeking shelter in the Philippines’ Bajo de Masinloc during inclement weather.
The Department received information that two Filipino fishing boats encountered harassment by a China Coast Guard (CCG) vessel with Bow Number 3063 on 27 January 2014 in Bajo de Masinloc. The CCG vessel continuously blew its horn and thereafter doused the fishing vessels with water cannons for several minutes. The Department also received information that about nine (9) similar reports of harassment incidents of Filipino fishermen were committed by Chinese civilian maritime law enforcement agency (CMLEA) vessels last year, where even during inclement weather conditions Philippine fishing vessels were driven away from the area. END