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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Long considered a body of water with no strategic or economic value, the South China Sea had been for millennia a “road” that nations used to trade their goods with other nations. Nobody laid claim to owning it. Except for small bands of pirates, no navies threatened the peaceful coexistence among the littoral communities and their giant neighbor, the Middle Kingdom Read More …

By Michaela P. del Callar The Daily Tribune The United States government had cited corruption as a key factor behind the Philippines’ weak position in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea during the Arroyo administration. An Aug. 1, 2008 confidential US Em-bassy report released by online whistle-blower WikiLeaks took note of allegations that the Arroyo government had agreed to a joint maritime Read More …

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Three days before President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III embarked on a four-day state visit to China, it was reported in the news that the Philippine government had agreed to allow the Chinese government-owned China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) to conduct oil exploration in the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).     According to Department of Read More …

THE PHILIPPINES FOR SALE: How GMA sold the Spratlys to China. Watch and Weep for the Motherland “The Correspondents” Documentary hosted by Ricky Carangdang Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S70xq-jP7jc&feature=related Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgrJw95Pp2A&feature=related Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFpIp_lqc4s&feature=related    

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz   In my article, “Dangerous Liaison or Masterful Plan?” (September 24, 2004), I wrote: “After surviving the biggest threat — the Angelo de la Cruz kidnapping — to the stability of her presidency, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) made a bold move by visiting China. Chinese President Hu Jintao rolled out the red carpet for GMA’s state visit.    “A total Read More …