Jay Batongbacal

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Jay Batongbacal said : “The north-south movement is probably meant to monitor the conditions of the currents from the Pacific going west toward the Philippines,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 23, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Philippine Sea ) : “The currents influence weather above and sea conditions below, which affect fisheries and biodiversity. Thus, the research has relevance to Philippine EEZ rights,” “Even if much of the voyage appears to be outside the EEZ, at least part of it occurs within” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 23, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Why can't we lease a marine survey ship say from the Japanese who make the best of everything. And then invite foreigners to join our survey. Good idea?” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal replied : “Excellent! That will pave way for a number of pending research proposals. I hope we can in future also work out system for proposals for PH use of foreign vessels (eg, collaborative project w/ Japan or Korea for deep-sea geological research in Benham Rise Region). Thank you sir” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Yes, if we don't have the appropriate ship and government-provided budget, we could do that. Without enough money, we have had to enter into cooperation agreements so that our scientists can use their ships, or we joined international research projects that also cover our areas of research,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The 60-40 share is the minimum allowed by law, so that proportion is not the problem. It's whether PH will give up control and supervision of the activity, and/or implicitly recognize legally that China (has) rights has over the resource,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 12, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “UP had taken initiative of organizing MSR projects but also got banned because we invited foreign scientists or asked to use foreign ships. We end up losing opportunities 4 tech transfer & experience” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 12, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "It's an interesting change in wording, probably related to recent events in Vietnam and Malaysia," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s an interesting change in wording, probably related to recent events in Vietnam and Malaysia,” External link

voanews Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

trust2 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States’ anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

wsau Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Based on various reports, it passed through the Miyako Straits (Japan) on June 11, proceeded to the Pacific to conduct exercises, then went south to re-enter the (South China Sea) through the southern (Philippine) straits," "Continued exercise in the Spratly Islands region, before going back north to its home port in Qingdao. Possibly related to the recent Chinese ASBM missile test conducted a couple of weeks ago" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 26, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s high time for them to change their policy and start pushing back a bit, even a little, against china and its actions in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal pointed out : “vindicated our rights to our EEZ,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It could also be seen as kind of signal to other countries that they can do this. The countries, therefore, would act more carefully,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “I do not agree na it paints a bad picture of our fishermen” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Sa pagkakabasa ko du’n sa report, medyo fair naman ’yung kanilang assessment based on the facts that were available to them,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Philippine Coast Guard ) : “I do not agree na it paints a bad picture of our fishermen,” “So maaari nga rason ang Coast Guard na magsabi nagkaroon ng omissions, pero ang importante hindi ’yung ang proximate cause nu’ng pagkabangga, nu’ng incident. It really was on the other side” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Yung lakas ng ilaw nila, ‘don pa lang alam natin na mas likely talaga na foreign fishing vessels, at Chinese fishing vessels dahil sila lang ang merong ganyan ka-rami na (ships),” External link

inquirer Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It could also be seen as kind of signal to other countries that they can do this. The countries, therefore, would act more carefully,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “If you allow Chinese fishers there, that’s dereliction of duty. The duty of the chief executive is to implement and enforce the law,” External link

manilametro Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “If you allow Chinese fishers there, that’s dereliction of duty. The duty of the chief executive is to implement and enforce the law,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, June 30, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Kung mangyari po iyun, i-implement nila iyan dahil sa statement ng Pangulo, pwede po siyang kasuhan ng impeachment," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “If you allow Chinese fishers there, that’s dereliction of duty. The duty of the chief executive is to implement and enforce the law,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Kung mangyari po iyun, i-implement nila iyan dahil sa statement ng Pangulo, pwede po siyang kasuhan ng impeachment," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The only question that remains is whether this particular vessel was actually part of it and undertaking that function at the time the incident happened,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “But this practice of disabling the open source AIS when actually fishing is quite rampant, especially if they go to areas where they are not supposed to be,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Philippine Navy ) : “Between the Philippine government and the Chinese government the friendship policy has been set, but this incident has happened and casts doubt on the sincerity and wisdom of it to the Filipino people,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Between the Philippine government and the Chinese government the friendship policy has been set, but this incident has happened and casts doubt on the sincerity and wisdom of it to the Filipino people,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Between the Philippine government and the Chinese government the friendship policy has been set, but this incident has happened and casts doubt on the sincerity and wisdom of it to the Filipino people,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "right step, but that should have been followed by the appropriate investigation, both on the Chinese side and the Philippine side," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 17, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Nangyari na iyan sa Vietnam, maraming beses at ngayon, baka ito na iyung umpisa na gagawin din sa atin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Ramon Tulfo ) : "Mr. Tulfo's statement is not really backed up by any prior activities so I also don't think there's anything to prove that claim that there were backchannel talks," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "We shouldn't see this as necessarily significant, indicating any real change on policy on the part of the Chinese," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China would certainly be expected to retaliate. They could impose their own sanctions against U.S. companies and U.S. business as well,” External link

voanews Friday, May 31, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “is typical of grandstanding performances to play to the galleries, without regard for external impact or potential backlash,” External link

manilametro Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The presidential policy is to curry favor with China regardless of state of relations with others,” External link

manilametro Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “is typical of grandstanding performances to play to the galleries, without regard for external impact or potential backlash,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The presidential policy is to curry favor with China regardless of state of relations with others,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “is typical of grandstanding performances to play to the galleries, without regard for external impact or potential backlash,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Perhaps China wanted some kind of action on the part of the Philippines to try to show some kind of support for China’s position,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, May 17, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "The minimum, I think, is to create a record of supposed exercises of jurisdiction," External link

focustaiwan Monday, May 13, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “The signal there is that these countries are aligned along certain values. So, if China sees certain things, it might get the message that it cannot simply change those values or counter them considering this alignment,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 10, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “They should be doing similar exercises regularly because there are many other areas of cooperation that they can engage in, like search and rescue, etc. It doesn’t have to be about the South China Sea only,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 10, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "To date, we haven't really seen serious enforcement on their part, especially against other countries," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "at least know what was going on in these areas, that they know what China has been doing in these areas, and they have been doing something about it," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “To date, we haven’t really seen serious enforcement on their part, especially against other countries,” External link

voanews Monday, May 6, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Chinese fishermen lang ang gumagawa niyan. We planted those giant clams," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 26, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Ang ginagawa ng Chinese, hinhukay nila ang coral reefs sinisira nila 'yun para makuha ang taklobo," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 26, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The minimum the President should demand is for China to withdraw its destructive fishing fleet from these areas. That is the barest minimum. It doesn’t affect in any manner the claims of other sides,” “If we can’t get even that, a small concession, a small but very vital concession then, he will come out as not being able to leverage anything from China,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “In a way, it has worsened the situation for the Philippines because in those 3 years without getting anything and in exchange for the Philippines keeping quiet, China has been able to progress even further in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “He should have always invoked it His idea is supposedly to talk to China later but at the rate that China is destroying the marine environment, any later talks will eventually be fruitless because there will be nothing to protect,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Mayroong mga puwedeng gamitin doon na paraan at instrumento para nga matawag ang atensyon ng buong mundo dito sa ginagawa ng China," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “This is nothing less than an environmental crime that is being perpetrated by China and its agencies,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal added : "Ang nakakainis talaga kasama pa 'yung China Coast Guard. Obvious na alam nila kung ano ang nangyayari pero pinapayagan lang nila. Baka nga kakuntsaba pa sila dahil ito ay illegal trade talaga pero malaki ang kita dito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Para makuha nila 'yan, sisirain talaga nila 'yung bahura, pupulbusin talaga nila. So hindi lang 'yung taklobo, 'yung pagkuha ng taklobo, pero sinisira din nila 'yung mga fishery habitat. Diyan nabubuhay ang mga pangisdaan," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Manindigan tayo, tumayo naman tayo. Mula doon, tumindig naman tayo, tapangan naman natin ang sarili natin sa pakikipag-usap sa kanila," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Combined with massive PLA-N [People’s Liberation Army – Navy] and CCG [Chinese Coast Guard] ships, plus hundreds of PAFMM [People’s Armed Force Maritime Militia] forces, China won’t even have to touch Pag-asa, they can just cut it off when they want to,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 8, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The fishing vessels establish an informal, non-military blockade of Sandy Cay, cutting it off from access from Pag-asa,” “If this situation continues, Philippine control of the area of Pag-asa will effectively be lost and reduced to a mere 4 nautical miles, and that piece of territory (Sandy Cay is a high tide elevation) will likewise be lost” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 8, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal explained : “Those fishing vessels are also directly along the flight path of any aircraft coming into/out of Pag-asa using the runway; anyone coming into/out of Pag-asa by air could be under threat from these fishing vessels considering today’s portable weaponry,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 8, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “PRRD [President Rodrigo Roa Duterte] thinks it’s not worth fighting over this sandbar. He does not see that if he cedes control of that pile of sand, he will cede aerial access to Pag-asa, directly undermining the Philippines’ ability to keep its hold on its largest island in the Kalayaan Island Group and the seat of government of the Municipality of Kalayaan,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 8, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s a political play going on here,” External link

manilametro Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Manila Bay ) : “These projects will create a dam-like effect which [will] impede the continuous flow of water to the bay,” “While the reclaimed areas themselves may not be flooded, inner parts of Manila and nearby low-lying provinces [will] surely be affected” External link

manilametro Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Manila Bay ) : “These projects will create a dam-like effect which [will] impede the continuous flow of water to the bay,” “While the reclaimed areas themselves may not be flooded, inner parts of Manila and nearby low-lying provinces [will] surely be affected” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "It's a political play going on here," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s a political play going on here,” External link

voanews Monday, March 25, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Definitely it could be seen as a long shot but we must always remember that even the Philippines vs. China case was a long shot," "Just because it's not that clear doesn't mean it's futile," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 25, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "More so if the US cannot provide an effective alternative to China's markets and offers of economic assistance or benefits, which are [regardless of politics] important for all economies in the region," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "A review still has to take place because the situation on the ground, security threats to the Philippines have evolved and we need to respond naturally with new systems, new means," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 4, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “to avoid direct responsibility by arguing that these are [not government] vessels,” “These are ostensibly civilian fishing vessels [used] to either intimidate or discourage our vessels from coming too close,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, March 4, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Keep in mind that ‘review’ is not necessarily renegotiation. In fact, periodic review is mandated by [the] MDT provision on periodic consultations,” External link

manilametro Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "It is trying to mask its militarization of the area by higlighting possible civilian benefits/public goods provided by their artificial islands," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “It is trying to mask its militarization of the area by highlighting possible civilian benefits or public goods provided by their artificial islands,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “It is trying to mask its militarization of the area by highlighting possible civilian benefits or public goods provided by their artificial islands,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal wrote : “Presidential Spokesperson Sal Panelo’s assertion that there is no problem with Chinese fishing in the country’s EEZ (exclusive economic zone) and operating from bases in the South China Sea and West Philippine Sea reflect a failure to appreciate the long-term and legal impact of continuing and persistent violations of Philippine exclusive sovereign rights vindicated in the South China Sea Arbitration,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Unauthorized and uncontrolled foreign fishing in the West Philippine Sea should never be acceptable for any reason, if the administration is to be true to its claim that it will not abandon the award and will still raise it at the proper time,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Indonesia, I think, has realized this needs to be addressed, and an outpost on the Natuna Islands makes sense because it is the place furthest up north in that area, so from there they could have a better vantage point in monitoring Chinese fishing activity and responding to them," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Indonesia, I think, has realized this needs to be addressed, and an outpost on the Natuna Islands makes sense because it is the place furthest up north in that area, so from there they could have a better vantage point in monitoring Chinese fishing activity and responding to them,” External link

voanews Monday, January 14, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "The reefs they mentioned, the three artificial islands, obviously these can no longer be restored because these are already buried in concrete," External link

AsiaOne Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "They are focusing [on] trying to highlight the civilian uses and so-called public good that these islands can also have. They are trying to present it to make it more acceptable to the region. But it should not be forgotten that it's just another step in the process of slowly asserting control in the entire South China Sea," External link

AsiaOne Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "The productivity of the fisheries in the South China Sea is directly connected with the productivity of their habitats… It appears that the damage to the reefs in the Spratly Islands contributed to the decline of the fisheries there," External link

AsiaOne Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "I find it unusual that there are no details [about the signed deals] available to the public. We are left guessing. That is why the public needs to remain vigilant and keep demanding transparency from the government," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, December 10, 2018 4:25:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "I find it unusual that there are no details [about the signed deals] available to the public. We are left guessing. That is why the public needs to remain vigilant and keep demanding transparency from the government," External link

dw-en Monday, December 10, 2018 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands," External link

JakartaPost Monday, February 27, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:23:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands,” External link

japantimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:55:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:18:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands," External link

startribune Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Locally, Duterte has attempted to portray Trump as being very friendly and supportive of his administration, and to change his tune about the U.S. under Trump," External link

voanews Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:45:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "The Philippines really should have protested the installation of these weapons systems," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Given Duterte’s personal priorities in his administration, it is possible that he will focus on proposals for a drug-free Asean to complement his domestic anti-drug campaign, strengthening key economic activities and addressing violent extremism or terrorism,” External link

todayonline Wednesday, January 4, 2017 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Parang yung handling nya kasi ng international relations, parang pareho dun sa pag-handle nya sa local politics--kakampi ka sa kung sino ang malakas, kung sino makakapagbigay ng benepisyo sa'yo," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Hindi s'ya matitinag dun, habang tayo patuloy na humihina ang ating posisyon at yung options natin, nababawasan nang nababawasan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "the facts on the ground will have already changed so much that it will be pointless," "By the time he does make that decision, we will have no credibility at all with the international community and therefore you cannot even any kind of leverage using that decision," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 19, 2016 2:09:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Basically the way he deals with rebel groups in Davao is a very pragmatic way, 'keep out of my city and don't make trouble here and I won't go after you,' something like that," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Basically the way he deals with rebel groups in Davao is a very pragmatic way, ‘keep out of my city and don’t make trouble here and I won’t go after you,’ something like that,” External link

voanews Friday, December 2, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:10:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 23, 2016 4:49:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:20:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway,” External link

scmp Wednesday, November 23, 2016 1:38:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “If the effect of the EO is to keep our fishermen from fishing on the shoal, it will be counterproductive,” “Even if it’s supposed to be an exercise of sovereignty, the practical effect is to stop the actual use of our presence in the area. That only benefits China and ties our hands to stop our own people from going there” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 21, 2016 9:31:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “In order to regulate fishermen from various nationalities, you need arrangements where each one of those countries can benefit from,” External link

manilatimes Monday, November 21, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Considering the Chinese Coast Guard's continued sole and declared administration of the shoal, failure to assert and exercise such jurisdiction (by the Philippines) amounts to a tacit abandonment of Scarborough Shoal," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 7, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Essentially we're now on our own, having dispensed with the support of the international community," "This strategy...is fraught with many risks and the biggest risk of all is...we will be rendered irrelevant eventually to China's plans for the region" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "What's happening is that it seems like this leverage is not being considered. It's being disregarded completely. It's being set aside for later, but in the meantime the negotiations are ongoing, you're already accepting concessions and deals," "It's like you're squandering the huge leverage that was built up, and on the part of the international community, it's like they had put their support, they marshaled their support, ultimately for nothing, because it's not being used," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:20:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "We would be in a more precarious position in the West Philippine Sea if that happens," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:20:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Definitely there will be opposition. Whether (lawmakers) can block it depends on the nature of the action taken by Duterte," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:03:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Definitely there will be opposition. Whether (lawmakers) can block it depends on the nature of the action taken by Duterte,” External link

voanews Monday, October 24, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "With what the President is doing, I would assume that the Japanese are worried that there is now a clear dissonance in what the two countries are doing, a clear divergence in their strategies and their policies towards (the US)," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 21, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Japan will want clarification as to the Philippine intentions with respect to the United States, especially on the security side that affects Japan greatly," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 21, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "It's a very loose organization and its membership shifts when necessary," External link

globalsecurity Friday, October 14, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s a very loose organization and its membership shifts when necessary,” External link

voanews Friday, October 14, 2016 8:19:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Long-standing relationships are being strained unnecessarily, and the government accumulates a deficit in credibility every time he says something that his secretaries later have to explain or contradict,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:34:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "PRRD's threat to repudiate EDCA on the ground that it was not signed by former Pres Benigno Aquino III (EDCA was signed by SND Voltaire Gazmin and US Amb Philip Goldberg) destabilizes more that the PH-US alliance. Setting aside the wisdom of such a decision (if actually undertaken), this latest statement reflects badly on the PH's image and credibility as a treaty partner," "Repudiation on this ground at this stage, after both parties have already undertaken initial implementation activities (identification and improvement of Agreed Locations, conduct of exercises, transfers of appropriated funds, planning/preparation of construction, etc.) will reflect very badly on the PH. Other countries will look at this as an example of why they should not contract with the PH: if international agreements can be so easily dispensed with despite the representatives' signatures and regardless of the fact of ongoing implementation (and all the hard work and expenses associated with it), why even bother?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:58:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Ending the annual Ph-US military exercises will diminish US regional presence and limit US ability to respond any changes in the regional security situation, including alteration of status quo in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:44:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal warned : “If Philippines does so, it should be ready to take on the task of directly and regularly securing the West Philippine Sea. Stopping exercises in addition to stopping patrols of EEZ, if they push through, risk abdication of the maritime frontier to external threats,” “The Philippines should be ready for that. If threat becomes real, Philippines should be prepared to defend [itself] on its own,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:44:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "The president is very outspoken and too transparent about his personal feelings and attitudes, and I think that perhaps this particular statement really is just a kind of personal expression at this point," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The president is very outspoken and too transparent about his personal feelings and attitudes, and I think that perhaps this particular statement really is just a kind of personal expression at this point,” External link

voanews Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:54:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “I agree that Beijing scored a small victory in avoiding a rebuke by the summit delegates as a whole,” External link

scmp Friday, September 9, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “ease tensions superficially but not necessarily narrow the differences between disputing States” “The US and Japanese statements reflect Asean sentiments and act as surrogate voices to their fundamental positions,” External link

scmp Friday, September 9, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “Rather than barges as widely reported, they do appear to be at least one dredging ship and a cable-laying ship,” External link

japantimes Wednesday, September 7, 2016 3:26:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Any provisional agreement needs to be approached with an abundance of caution to ensure that it does not create any implied waiver of the Philippines’ rights under international law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 2, 2016 7:47:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “While such agreements are recognized as a practical necessity in case of disputes, it is important to ensure that they are not used to subvert the spirit and intent of the law to allocate marine resources and the benefits to the Philippines as a coastal State under Unclos,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 2, 2016 7:47:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “We need to rethink our envisioned role for Asean in this dispute. Maybe we have to accept that there are some things that will never be able to achieve full unity, or that there’ll be some thing that Asean could not be able to address as a whole,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:45:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "There is always a risk for you to negotiate with a party who does not seem to be sincere, or who does not have a good record actually, of abiding by agreements," "The only response to that is to make sure that when you do talk with them, you have a good strategy and a good idea on how to deal with that. You're able to anticipate the possibility that they may not be upfront. And then design your negotiations accordingly so that you don't end up later being essentially fooled" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Fishing within [China's] own waters, meaning within their own EEZ, their own territorial sea, along the southern coast of China, around Hainan, that's fine. No problem iyan. But if they start applying that to Filipino fishermen within our own EEZ, that would then be provocative. So they better be selective. They better be careful where they are applying that so-called rule," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Really, it's the close relationships and alliances we have, and strategic partnerships we have with other countries," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal explained : “At this point, it is obvious that it is very difficult to get Asean to unify around (South China Sea) issues simply because political and practical realities create different interests,” “Rather than to allow this to break Asean every year (as the leaders and ministers meet), it is better that we recognise that certain members of the bloc do have certain key interests that are different from the rest” External link

todayonline Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal says : "Definitely the U.S. has sent some strong signals to the Chinese that they're willing to do more than they're used to," External link

npr Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:28:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “It’s very clear the Duterte government will try to negotiate with the Chinese to try to reach some kind of amicable settlement,” External link

voanews Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Philippine Foreign ) : “They have given an olive branch, shall we say, so they will probably reengage China in talks about the dispute,” “The Philippine public clearly expects victory, for one, and they also expect the government to take a strong position vis-a-vis China on these territorial maritime issues” External link

voanews Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “in the long run it may be evidence of Asean becoming increasingly aligned against China” External link

scmp Thursday, July 7, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT



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Jay Batongbacal said : “The north-south movement is probably meant to monitor the conditions of the currents from the Pacific going west toward the Philippines,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 23, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Philippine Sea ) : “The currents influence weather above and sea conditions below, which affect fisheries and biodiversity. Thus, the research has relevance to Philippine EEZ rights,” “Even if much of the voyage appears to be outside the EEZ, at least part of it occurs within” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, August 23, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Why can't we lease a marine survey ship say from the Japanese who make the best of everything. And then invite foreigners to join our survey. Good idea?” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal replied : “Excellent! That will pave way for a number of pending research proposals. I hope we can in future also work out system for proposals for PH use of foreign vessels (eg, collaborative project w/ Japan or Korea for deep-sea geological research in Benham Rise Region). Thank you sir” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Yes, if we don't have the appropriate ship and government-provided budget, we could do that. Without enough money, we have had to enter into cooperation agreements so that our scientists can use their ships, or we joined international research projects that also cover our areas of research,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The 60-40 share is the minimum allowed by law, so that proportion is not the problem. It's whether PH will give up control and supervision of the activity, and/or implicitly recognize legally that China (has) rights has over the resource,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 12, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “UP had taken initiative of organizing MSR projects but also got banned because we invited foreign scientists or asked to use foreign ships. We end up losing opportunities 4 tech transfer & experience” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, August 12, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "It's an interesting change in wording, probably related to recent events in Vietnam and Malaysia," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s an interesting change in wording, probably related to recent events in Vietnam and Malaysia,” External link

voanews Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

trust2 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States’ anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea,” External link

themalaymailonline Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

wsau Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:18:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "That tension right now going on between China and Vietnam will be the United States' anchor into making any statements on the South China Sea," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Based on various reports, it passed through the Miyako Straits (Japan) on June 11, proceeded to the Pacific to conduct exercises, then went south to re-enter the (South China Sea) through the southern (Philippine) straits," "Continued exercise in the Spratly Islands region, before going back north to its home port in Qingdao. Possibly related to the recent Chinese ASBM missile test conducted a couple of weeks ago" External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, July 26, 2019 2:11:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s high time for them to change their policy and start pushing back a bit, even a little, against china and its actions in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal pointed out : “vindicated our rights to our EEZ,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It could also be seen as kind of signal to other countries that they can do this. The countries, therefore, would act more carefully,” External link

manilastandardtoday Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:41:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “I do not agree na it paints a bad picture of our fishermen” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Sa pagkakabasa ko du’n sa report, medyo fair naman ’yung kanilang assessment based on the facts that were available to them,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Philippine Coast Guard ) : “I do not agree na it paints a bad picture of our fishermen,” “So maaari nga rason ang Coast Guard na magsabi nagkaroon ng omissions, pero ang importante hindi ’yung ang proximate cause nu’ng pagkabangga, nu’ng incident. It really was on the other side” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, July 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Yung lakas ng ilaw nila, ‘don pa lang alam natin na mas likely talaga na foreign fishing vessels, at Chinese fishing vessels dahil sila lang ang merong ganyan ka-rami na (ships),” External link

inquirer Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It could also be seen as kind of signal to other countries that they can do this. The countries, therefore, would act more carefully,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “If you allow Chinese fishers there, that’s dereliction of duty. The duty of the chief executive is to implement and enforce the law,” External link

manilametro Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “If you allow Chinese fishers there, that’s dereliction of duty. The duty of the chief executive is to implement and enforce the law,” External link

eurasiareview Sunday, June 30, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Kung mangyari po iyun, i-implement nila iyan dahil sa statement ng Pangulo, pwede po siyang kasuhan ng impeachment," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “If you allow Chinese fishers there, that’s dereliction of duty. The duty of the chief executive is to implement and enforce the law,” External link

eurasiareview Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Kung mangyari po iyun, i-implement nila iyan dahil sa statement ng Pangulo, pwede po siyang kasuhan ng impeachment," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:52:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The only question that remains is whether this particular vessel was actually part of it and undertaking that function at the time the incident happened,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “But this practice of disabling the open source AIS when actually fishing is quite rampant, especially if they go to areas where they are not supposed to be,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Philippine Navy ) : “Between the Philippine government and the Chinese government the friendship policy has been set, but this incident has happened and casts doubt on the sincerity and wisdom of it to the Filipino people,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Between the Philippine government and the Chinese government the friendship policy has been set, but this incident has happened and casts doubt on the sincerity and wisdom of it to the Filipino people,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Between the Philippine government and the Chinese government the friendship policy has been set, but this incident has happened and casts doubt on the sincerity and wisdom of it to the Filipino people,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "right step, but that should have been followed by the appropriate investigation, both on the Chinese side and the Philippine side," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, June 17, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Nangyari na iyan sa Vietnam, maraming beses at ngayon, baka ito na iyung umpisa na gagawin din sa atin," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Ramon Tulfo ) : "Mr. Tulfo's statement is not really backed up by any prior activities so I also don't think there's anything to prove that claim that there were backchannel talks," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "We shouldn't see this as necessarily significant, indicating any real change on policy on the part of the Chinese," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:23:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China would certainly be expected to retaliate. They could impose their own sanctions against U.S. companies and U.S. business as well,” External link

voanews Friday, May 31, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “is typical of grandstanding performances to play to the galleries, without regard for external impact or potential backlash,” External link

manilametro Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The presidential policy is to curry favor with China regardless of state of relations with others,” External link

manilametro Saturday, May 25, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “is typical of grandstanding performances to play to the galleries, without regard for external impact or potential backlash,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The presidential policy is to curry favor with China regardless of state of relations with others,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “is typical of grandstanding performances to play to the galleries, without regard for external impact or potential backlash,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:43:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Perhaps China wanted some kind of action on the part of the Philippines to try to show some kind of support for China’s position,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, May 17, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "The minimum, I think, is to create a record of supposed exercises of jurisdiction," External link

focustaiwan Monday, May 13, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “The signal there is that these countries are aligned along certain values. So, if China sees certain things, it might get the message that it cannot simply change those values or counter them considering this alignment,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 10, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “They should be doing similar exercises regularly because there are many other areas of cooperation that they can engage in, like search and rescue, etc. It doesn’t have to be about the South China Sea only,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, May 10, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "To date, we haven't really seen serious enforcement on their part, especially against other countries," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "at least know what was going on in these areas, that they know what China has been doing in these areas, and they have been doing something about it," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “To date, we haven’t really seen serious enforcement on their part, especially against other countries,” External link

voanews Monday, May 6, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Chinese fishermen lang ang gumagawa niyan. We planted those giant clams," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 26, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Ang ginagawa ng Chinese, hinhukay nila ang coral reefs sinisira nila 'yun para makuha ang taklobo," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, April 26, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The minimum the President should demand is for China to withdraw its destructive fishing fleet from these areas. That is the barest minimum. It doesn’t affect in any manner the claims of other sides,” “If we can’t get even that, a small concession, a small but very vital concession then, he will come out as not being able to leverage anything from China,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “In a way, it has worsened the situation for the Philippines because in those 3 years without getting anything and in exchange for the Philippines keeping quiet, China has been able to progress even further in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “He should have always invoked it His idea is supposedly to talk to China later but at the rate that China is destroying the marine environment, any later talks will eventually be fruitless because there will be nothing to protect,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:14:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Mayroong mga puwedeng gamitin doon na paraan at instrumento para nga matawag ang atensyon ng buong mundo dito sa ginagawa ng China," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “This is nothing less than an environmental crime that is being perpetrated by China and its agencies,” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal added : "Ang nakakainis talaga kasama pa 'yung China Coast Guard. Obvious na alam nila kung ano ang nangyayari pero pinapayagan lang nila. Baka nga kakuntsaba pa sila dahil ito ay illegal trade talaga pero malaki ang kita dito," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Para makuha nila 'yan, sisirain talaga nila 'yung bahura, pupulbusin talaga nila. So hindi lang 'yung taklobo, 'yung pagkuha ng taklobo, pero sinisira din nila 'yung mga fishery habitat. Diyan nabubuhay ang mga pangisdaan," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Manindigan tayo, tumayo naman tayo. Mula doon, tumindig naman tayo, tapangan naman natin ang sarili natin sa pakikipag-usap sa kanila," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Combined with massive PLA-N [People’s Liberation Army – Navy] and CCG [Chinese Coast Guard] ships, plus hundreds of PAFMM [People’s Armed Force Maritime Militia] forces, China won’t even have to touch Pag-asa, they can just cut it off when they want to,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 8, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The fishing vessels establish an informal, non-military blockade of Sandy Cay, cutting it off from access from Pag-asa,” “If this situation continues, Philippine control of the area of Pag-asa will effectively be lost and reduced to a mere 4 nautical miles, and that piece of territory (Sandy Cay is a high tide elevation) will likewise be lost” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 8, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal explained : “Those fishing vessels are also directly along the flight path of any aircraft coming into/out of Pag-asa using the runway; anyone coming into/out of Pag-asa by air could be under threat from these fishing vessels considering today’s portable weaponry,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 8, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “PRRD [President Rodrigo Roa Duterte] thinks it’s not worth fighting over this sandbar. He does not see that if he cedes control of that pile of sand, he will cede aerial access to Pag-asa, directly undermining the Philippines’ ability to keep its hold on its largest island in the Kalayaan Island Group and the seat of government of the Municipality of Kalayaan,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, April 8, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s a political play going on here,” External link

manilametro Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Manila Bay ) : “These projects will create a dam-like effect which [will] impede the continuous flow of water to the bay,” “While the reclaimed areas themselves may not be flooded, inner parts of Manila and nearby low-lying provinces [will] surely be affected” External link

manilametro Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Manila Bay ) : “These projects will create a dam-like effect which [will] impede the continuous flow of water to the bay,” “While the reclaimed areas themselves may not be flooded, inner parts of Manila and nearby low-lying provinces [will] surely be affected” External link

elevenmyanmar Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "It's a political play going on here," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s a political play going on here,” External link

voanews Monday, March 25, 2019 1:52:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Definitely it could be seen as a long shot but we must always remember that even the Philippines vs. China case was a long shot," "Just because it's not that clear doesn't mean it's futile," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 25, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "More so if the US cannot provide an effective alternative to China's markets and offers of economic assistance or benefits, which are [regardless of politics] important for all economies in the region," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "A review still has to take place because the situation on the ground, security threats to the Philippines have evolved and we need to respond naturally with new systems, new means," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 4, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “to avoid direct responsibility by arguing that these are [not government] vessels,” “These are ostensibly civilian fishing vessels [used] to either intimidate or discourage our vessels from coming too close,” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, March 4, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Keep in mind that ‘review’ is not necessarily renegotiation. In fact, periodic review is mandated by [the] MDT provision on periodic consultations,” External link

manilametro Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "It is trying to mask its militarization of the area by higlighting possible civilian benefits/public goods provided by their artificial islands," External link

manilametro Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “It is trying to mask its militarization of the area by highlighting possible civilian benefits or public goods provided by their artificial islands,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “It is trying to mask its militarization of the area by highlighting possible civilian benefits or public goods provided by their artificial islands,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal wrote : “Presidential Spokesperson Sal Panelo’s assertion that there is no problem with Chinese fishing in the country’s EEZ (exclusive economic zone) and operating from bases in the South China Sea and West Philippine Sea reflect a failure to appreciate the long-term and legal impact of continuing and persistent violations of Philippine exclusive sovereign rights vindicated in the South China Sea Arbitration,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Unauthorized and uncontrolled foreign fishing in the West Philippine Sea should never be acceptable for any reason, if the administration is to be true to its claim that it will not abandon the award and will still raise it at the proper time,” External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Indonesia, I think, has realized this needs to be addressed, and an outpost on the Natuna Islands makes sense because it is the place furthest up north in that area, so from there they could have a better vantage point in monitoring Chinese fishing activity and responding to them," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Indonesia, I think, has realized this needs to be addressed, and an outpost on the Natuna Islands makes sense because it is the place furthest up north in that area, so from there they could have a better vantage point in monitoring Chinese fishing activity and responding to them,” External link

voanews Monday, January 14, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "The reefs they mentioned, the three artificial islands, obviously these can no longer be restored because these are already buried in concrete," External link

AsiaOne Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "They are focusing [on] trying to highlight the civilian uses and so-called public good that these islands can also have. They are trying to present it to make it more acceptable to the region. But it should not be forgotten that it's just another step in the process of slowly asserting control in the entire South China Sea," External link

AsiaOne Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "The productivity of the fisheries in the South China Sea is directly connected with the productivity of their habitats… It appears that the damage to the reefs in the Spratly Islands contributed to the decline of the fisheries there," External link

AsiaOne Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "I find it unusual that there are no details [about the signed deals] available to the public. We are left guessing. That is why the public needs to remain vigilant and keep demanding transparency from the government," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, December 10, 2018 4:25:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "I find it unusual that there are no details [about the signed deals] available to the public. We are left guessing. That is why the public needs to remain vigilant and keep demanding transparency from the government," External link

dw-en Monday, December 10, 2018 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands," External link

JakartaPost Monday, February 27, 2017 6:45:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands,” External link

therepublic Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:23:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands,” External link

japantimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:55:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:18:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China will not agree to anything that will tie its hands," External link

startribune Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:33:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Locally, Duterte has attempted to portray Trump as being very friendly and supportive of his administration, and to change his tune about the U.S. under Trump," External link

voanews Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:45:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "The Philippines really should have protested the installation of these weapons systems," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Given Duterte’s personal priorities in his administration, it is possible that he will focus on proposals for a drug-free Asean to complement his domestic anti-drug campaign, strengthening key economic activities and addressing violent extremism or terrorism,” External link

todayonline Wednesday, January 4, 2017 2:50:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Parang yung handling nya kasi ng international relations, parang pareho dun sa pag-handle nya sa local politics--kakampi ka sa kung sino ang malakas, kung sino makakapagbigay ng benepisyo sa'yo," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Hindi s'ya matitinag dun, habang tayo patuloy na humihina ang ating posisyon at yung options natin, nababawasan nang nababawasan," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:32:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "the facts on the ground will have already changed so much that it will be pointless," "By the time he does make that decision, we will have no credibility at all with the international community and therefore you cannot even any kind of leverage using that decision," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 19, 2016 2:09:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Basically the way he deals with rebel groups in Davao is a very pragmatic way, 'keep out of my city and don't make trouble here and I won't go after you,' something like that," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:38:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Basically the way he deals with rebel groups in Davao is a very pragmatic way, ‘keep out of my city and don’t make trouble here and I won’t go after you,’ something like that,” External link

voanews Friday, December 2, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 23, 2016 9:10:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 23, 2016 4:49:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:20:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway,” External link

scmp Wednesday, November 23, 2016 1:38:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "China could just as easily accept the Philippine move and not act in return, because they derive the benefit anyway," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “If the effect of the EO is to keep our fishermen from fishing on the shoal, it will be counterproductive,” “Even if it’s supposed to be an exercise of sovereignty, the practical effect is to stop the actual use of our presence in the area. That only benefits China and ties our hands to stop our own people from going there” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 21, 2016 9:31:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “In order to regulate fishermen from various nationalities, you need arrangements where each one of those countries can benefit from,” External link

manilatimes Monday, November 21, 2016 9:15:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Considering the Chinese Coast Guard's continued sole and declared administration of the shoal, failure to assert and exercise such jurisdiction (by the Philippines) amounts to a tacit abandonment of Scarborough Shoal," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, November 7, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Essentially we're now on our own, having dispensed with the support of the international community," "This strategy...is fraught with many risks and the biggest risk of all is...we will be rendered irrelevant eventually to China's plans for the region" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:26:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "What's happening is that it seems like this leverage is not being considered. It's being disregarded completely. It's being set aside for later, but in the meantime the negotiations are ongoing, you're already accepting concessions and deals," "It's like you're squandering the huge leverage that was built up, and on the part of the international community, it's like they had put their support, they marshaled their support, ultimately for nothing, because it's not being used," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:20:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "We would be in a more precarious position in the West Philippine Sea if that happens," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:20:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "Definitely there will be opposition. Whether (lawmakers) can block it depends on the nature of the action taken by Duterte," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:03:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “Definitely there will be opposition. Whether (lawmakers) can block it depends on the nature of the action taken by Duterte,” External link

voanews Monday, October 24, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : "With what the President is doing, I would assume that the Japanese are worried that there is now a clear dissonance in what the two countries are doing, a clear divergence in their strategies and their policies towards (the US)," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 21, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Japan will want clarification as to the Philippine intentions with respect to the United States, especially on the security side that affects Japan greatly," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 21, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "It's a very loose organization and its membership shifts when necessary," External link

globalsecurity Friday, October 14, 2016 12:36:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “It’s a very loose organization and its membership shifts when necessary,” External link

voanews Friday, October 14, 2016 8:19:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Long-standing relationships are being strained unnecessarily, and the government accumulates a deficit in credibility every time he says something that his secretaries later have to explain or contradict,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:34:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "PRRD's threat to repudiate EDCA on the ground that it was not signed by former Pres Benigno Aquino III (EDCA was signed by SND Voltaire Gazmin and US Amb Philip Goldberg) destabilizes more that the PH-US alliance. Setting aside the wisdom of such a decision (if actually undertaken), this latest statement reflects badly on the PH's image and credibility as a treaty partner," "Repudiation on this ground at this stage, after both parties have already undertaken initial implementation activities (identification and improvement of Agreed Locations, conduct of exercises, transfers of appropriated funds, planning/preparation of construction, etc.) will reflect very badly on the PH. Other countries will look at this as an example of why they should not contract with the PH: if international agreements can be so easily dispensed with despite the representatives' signatures and regardless of the fact of ongoing implementation (and all the hard work and expenses associated with it), why even bother?" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, October 4, 2016 1:58:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Ending the annual Ph-US military exercises will diminish US regional presence and limit US ability to respond any changes in the regional security situation, including alteration of status quo in the West Philippine Sea,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:44:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal warned : “If Philippines does so, it should be ready to take on the task of directly and regularly securing the West Philippine Sea. Stopping exercises in addition to stopping patrols of EEZ, if they push through, risk abdication of the maritime frontier to external threats,” “The Philippines should be ready for that. If threat becomes real, Philippines should be prepared to defend [itself] on its own,” External link

manilastandardtoday Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:44:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "The president is very outspoken and too transparent about his personal feelings and attitudes, and I think that perhaps this particular statement really is just a kind of personal expression at this point," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “The president is very outspoken and too transparent about his personal feelings and attitudes, and I think that perhaps this particular statement really is just a kind of personal expression at this point,” External link

voanews Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:54:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “I agree that Beijing scored a small victory in avoiding a rebuke by the summit delegates as a whole,” External link

scmp Friday, September 9, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “ease tensions superficially but not necessarily narrow the differences between disputing States” “The US and Japanese statements reflect Asean sentiments and act as surrogate voices to their fundamental positions,” External link

scmp Friday, September 9, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal told : “Rather than barges as widely reported, they do appear to be at least one dredging ship and a cable-laying ship,” External link

japantimes Wednesday, September 7, 2016 3:26:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “Any provisional agreement needs to be approached with an abundance of caution to ensure that it does not create any implied waiver of the Philippines’ rights under international law,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 2, 2016 7:47:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “While such agreements are recognized as a practical necessity in case of disputes, it is important to ensure that they are not used to subvert the spirit and intent of the law to allocate marine resources and the benefits to the Philippines as a coastal State under Unclos,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, September 2, 2016 7:47:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “We need to rethink our envisioned role for Asean in this dispute. Maybe we have to accept that there are some things that will never be able to achieve full unity, or that there’ll be some thing that Asean could not be able to address as a whole,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:45:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "There is always a risk for you to negotiate with a party who does not seem to be sincere, or who does not have a good record actually, of abiding by agreements," "The only response to that is to make sure that when you do talk with them, you have a good strategy and a good idea on how to deal with that. You're able to anticipate the possibility that they may not be upfront. And then design your negotiations accordingly so that you don't end up later being essentially fooled" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Fishing within [China's] own waters, meaning within their own EEZ, their own territorial sea, along the southern coast of China, around Hainan, that's fine. No problem iyan. But if they start applying that to Filipino fishermen within our own EEZ, that would then be provocative. So they better be selective. They better be careful where they are applying that so-called rule," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : "Really, it's the close relationships and alliances we have, and strategic partnerships we have with other countries," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:02:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal explained : “At this point, it is obvious that it is very difficult to get Asean to unify around (South China Sea) issues simply because political and practical realities create different interests,” “Rather than to allow this to break Asean every year (as the leaders and ministers meet), it is better that we recognise that certain members of the bloc do have certain key interests that are different from the rest” External link

todayonline Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jay Batongbacal says : "Definitely the U.S. has sent some strong signals to the Chinese that they're willing to do more than they're used to," External link

npr Sunday, July 17, 2016 11:28:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “It’s very clear the Duterte government will try to negotiate with the Chinese to try to reach some kind of amicable settlement,” External link

voanews Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said ( about Philippine Foreign ) : “They have given an olive branch, shall we say, so they will probably reengage China in talks about the dispute,” “The Philippine public clearly expects victory, for one, and they also expect the government to take a strong position vis-a-vis China on these territorial maritime issues” External link

voanews Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:29:00 PM EAT

Jay Batongbacal said : “in the long run it may be evidence of Asean becoming increasingly aligned against China” External link

scmp Thursday, July 7, 2016 5:38:00 PM EAT



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expert27.78%EN08/07/201707/08/2017
director19.44%EN08/07/201707/08/2017
director of the institute10.19%EN08/06/201706/08/2017
executive director1.85%EN01/05/201705/01/2017
lawyer0.93%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
spécialiste7.41%FR10/16/201616/10/2016
Names Lang Count
Jay BatongbacalEN92.93%
Jay BatongbacalFR7.07%


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