TODAY'S HEADLINES

SC rules with finality: EDCA is legal 26-Jul-16, 4:41 PM | Brian Maglungsod and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Life terms for 9 Filipinos over 2013 Sabah standoff 26-Jul-16, 5:05 PM | Agence France-Presse

UN overturns decision keeping out press freedom watchdog 26-Jul-16, 6:36 AM | Agence France-Presse

Chinese army bans Hong Kong's Pokemon players from barracks 26-Jul-16, 5:17 PM | Agence France-Presse

19 dead in knife attack on Japanese disabled home 26-Jul-16, 6:19 AM | Agence France-Presse | Reuters

World | National

Chinese journalist plants China flag on Scarborough

An unidentified Chinese journalist plants a China flag on Scarborough (left). In 1997, a group of Filipinos also planted a Philippine flag on the shoal (right). Photos from Xinhua.net and southseaconversations.wordpress.com

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines - An unidentified Chinese journalist went to Scarborough Shoal (Huangyan Island) and planted China's flag on the main reef of the disputed territory, the Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the People's Republic of China, reported on Thursday, May 10. 

Since April 8, China and the Philippines have been in a standoff after the Philippines Navy found eight Chinese fishing vessels in Scarborough (Panatag Shoal).     

In May 1997, Filipinos led by then congressmen Roque Ablan and Jose Yap also went to Scarborough and plant a Philippine flag on the shoal after removing China's sovereignty marker in the area. 

 

advertisement
OTHER WORLD STORIES
OTHER NATIONAL STORIES
BREAKING NEWS