Meanwhile, Visayas' federal states would be composed of the Federal State of Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas and 'Minparom' or provinces of Mindoro Oriental, Mindoro Occidental, Palawan and the Kalayaan Islands
, Romblon, and Marinduque.
13) "HOUSE PANEL OKS BILL URGING 'PERMANENT DWELLING' ON KALAYAAN ISLANDS
- The House of Representatives wants to encourage 'permanent dwelling' in the Kalayaan Group of Islands, a 79-hectare chain of islets and reefs belonging to the Philippines in the disputed Spratly archipelago, by allowing residents and investors to obtain titles to the land.
The Department of Agricultures Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) rolled out fisheries livelihood support to more than 100 fisherfolk of Kalayaan Islands
during a ceremony in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on June 17.
Walden Bello, who is part of the ''Peace and Sovereignty Mission to Kalayaan Islands
,'' said at a press conference that a privately chartered plane will take them to Pag-asa Island, officially Kalayaan Island
Municipality of Palawan Province, and over Reed Bank, Amy Douglas Shoal and Mischief Reef.
Philippine officials said excluding the Kalayaan Islands
and Scarborough Shoal is an agreeable international provision under the 1982 U.
spoke about the military's development plans for the nine Kalayaan islands
that would cost P11.
6-billion development plan for the nine Kalayaan islands
More than a decade after the adventures of Cloma, the Philippines began secretly occupying Kalayaan Islands
in the South China Sea, according to Batongbacal.
Pag-asa and Mischief Reef are part of the Kalayaan Islands
that are being claimed by the Philippines.
It also asked the Philippine government to define foreign policies that 'protect our territory and environment, develop our economy, and promote the welfare and well-being of the Filipinos especially the residents and the military men assigned in the Pag-asa and the rest of Kalayaan Islands
in Palawan - the frontliners in the disputed territory and the Scarborough Shoal fishermen as well as their families.
A senior administration lawmaker strongly batted yesterday for the revival of the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) as a requisite for all male college students as the Philippines protested anew recent activities of the Chinese military in the disputed Kalayaan Islands
in the West Philippines Sea.
Nestled among old-growth mangrove forests and limestone cliffs on the western flank of Palawan's central region, Oyster Bay is the Philippine Navy's staging point to the Kalayaan Islands
in the disputed Spratly archipelago.