Tag: BRP Sierra Madre

Statement on China Coast Guard’s seizure of PH supplies for BRP Sierra Madre

Unacceptable, an affront to humanity, a callous act that must be met with the utmost condemnation not only by our government but the international community as well. As I call upon our government to continue asserting our sovereignty and safeguard the welfare of our soldiers stationed at the Ayungin Shoal, I urge our international allies…
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Statement on claims on alleged Ph-China deal concerning BRP Sierra Madre

Minsan ko nang pinanindigan sa isang privilege speech na walang kasunduan o pangakong binitawan ang aking ama, ang dating President Joseph Estrada, sa pagtanggal ng BRP Sierra Madre sa Ayungin Shoal at ito’y pinatotohanan pa ng mga noo’y defense and security officials gaya ni dating Defense Sec. Orlando Mercado. It’s disappointing, to say the least,…
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Jinggoy denies Roque claim on Sierra Madre ‘deal’

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — It was “unacceptable” for former presidential spokesman Harry Roque to claim that former president Joseph Estrada made a deal with Beijing to remove the BRP Sierra Madre from the Ayungin Shoal, according to Sen. Jinggoy Estrada. “I once asserted in a privilege speech that there was no agreement or promise that…
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Statement on the successful resupply mission to Ayungin Shoal

Despite reports of 12 Chinese vessels spotted in the vicinity of Ayungin Shoal, seemingly obstructing the area, it is reassuring to note that no untoward incidents were reported during the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) resupply mission to its military outpost on BRP Sierra Madre. This underscores the significance of upholding international agreements and…
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Tiglao stands by Sierra Madre claim; Jinggoy suggests Senate appearance

(GMA NEWS) Senator Jinggoy Estrada floated the idea of summoning former Palace official Rigoberto Tiglao to the Senate to “shed light” on his claim that the senator’s father, then-President Joseph Estrada, promised to remove the BRP Sierra Madre from Ayungin Shoal in 1999. In his Manila Times column on Wednesday, Tiglao said he had enough…
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Sons come to Erap defense

(JOURNAL NEWS) THE sons of former President Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada on Tuesday insisted that all accusations hurled against their father are purely “lies” as they refuted the former president made a deal and promise to China to remove the grounded battleship BRP Sierra Madre from Ayungin Shoal. In a privilege speech, Senator Jose Jinggoy Estrada…
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WPS mess blamed on post-Erap govts

(THE MANILA TIMES) (UPDATE) SEN. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito on Tuesday said that administrations that succeeded the Estrada presidency are “partly at fault” for not establishing a permanent base in Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). The senator said the apparent failure of the Arroyo, Aquino 3rd and Duterte administrations to do so had…
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PANOORIN | Panayam ng DZBB ukol sa alegasyon na nangako si Erap sa China na alisin ang BRP Sierra Madre sa Ayungin Shoal

Panayam ng DZBB ukol sa alegasyon ni Tiglao na nangako si dating Pangulong Joseph Ejercito “Erap” Estrada sa China na alisin ang BRP Sierra Madre sa Ayungin Shoal August 16, 2023 Official Social Media Accounts: Facebook & Youtube: @jinggoyestrada Instagram, Tiktok & Twitter: @jinggoyestrada_ Website: www.jinggoyestrada.ph Video: DZBB

P100-million funding sought for PH Ayungin buildup

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Francis Escudero’s proposal on Tuesday to set aside P100 million in the 2024 national budget for the construction of permanent structures in Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea drew support from his colleagues and the chief of the Philippine Navy. The structures, according to the senator, could…
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Grounded, dilapidated Navy ship an extension of PH territory, symbol of bravery, says lawmaker

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday said the grounded BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea is an extension of the country’s territory, adding that it might as well be called a “national symbol” that honors the country’s bravery despite threats and oppression. In a privilege speech he…
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