Philippines cracks down on Chinese poachers

MANILA, March 31, 2011 (AFP) – Philippine authorities on Thursday vowed to seek long jail terms for six Chinese caught poaching fish and sea turtles, as part of a crackdown against foreigners stealing marine wildlife. The head of a multi-agency taskforce against illegal...

Philippine military accuses China in sea spat

MANILA, March 3, 2011 (AFP) – The Philippine military Thursday accused the Chinese navy of entering Manila’s waters in the South China Sea and ordering an oil exploration vessel to leave. A Filipino military aircraft was scrambled to the area off the Reed Bank, west...