Latest News:  

English>>Foreign Affairs

Philippines says to finish probe on shooting Taiwan fishermen soon


08:41, May 22, 2013

MANILA, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) is close to finishing its investigations on a Taiwan fisherman shot dead by Philippine coast guards, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday.

Except for the physical examination of the fishing vessel, the NBI has already completed its probe on the case, said Aquino in a chance interview after the 115th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Navy held at the Fort San Felipe in Cavite City.

Aquino had tapped the NBI to do the independent probe on the shooting case on May 9. The Philippibe Department of Justice had earlier rejected a joint investigation on the incident by the Philippines and China's Taiwan despite the arrival last week of a group of Taiwanese investigators.

The Taiwanese presented a letter dated May 10 signed by Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) managing director Antonio Basilio which invited Taiwan to a joint probe.

The Philippine Coast Guard shot dead a Taiwan fisherman on May 9 at a sea area 164 nautical miles southeast of the southernmost tip of Taiwan, and continued chasing the fishing vessel for about an hour, even after the attacked fishing vessel was fleeing at full speed.

We Recommend:

Chinese pushing up housing prices in North America?

Nixon's grandson retraces historic week

Great love in the era of micro media

China, E.U. need to rely on each other for support

Washington claims neutrality over islands

China mourns first generation model worker

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:HuangBeibei、Liang Jun)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. New-type guided missile frigate

  2. Fighters in actual-combat training

  3. Tornadoes hit U.S. state of Oklahoma

  4. Reality of migrant workers' sexual needs

  5. China’s weekly story (2013.5.11-5.17)

  6. Explosion kills 13 in China's Shandong

  7. Creative house made of paper boxes

  8. THR's International Artist of the Year

  9. 12 Asian business women

  10. Surplus workers in rural areas will be 'zero'

Most Popular


  1. Preserving culture hurts
  2. Chinese premier's India trip to evince Beijing's unwavering pursuit of better ties
  3. AP probe embodies tension between US govt, media
  4. Protectionism no painkiller for Europe
  5. Culture key to sustainable development
  6. Ten white papers, road to human rights protection
  7. Teen's tragedy reveals child abuse problems
  8. People with depression show disrupted brain 'clock'
  9. iPad obsession hurting child's development
  10. Positive signs in Europe hard won

What’s happening in China

China’s weekly story

  1. Feathers fly as H7N9 hits China's down industry
  2. Coaches collide in NE China, casualties unknown
  3. 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan
  4. HK bans imports of Catalonian poultry products
  5. Smuggled snakes, tortoises confiscated in S China