-(Atimes 15/1) Philippine brass up in arms on the South China Sea: Filipino military chief Delfin Lorenzana is again at odds with his government's softly-softly approach to China's maritime ambitions.

alt-(US News 15/1) Philippines' President Made Call on China's Sea Research: Duterte allowed China to work with the University of the Philippines in Benham Rise, an area roughly the size of Greece and believed by some scientists to be rich in biodiversity and tuna.

-(Strait Times 14/1) 11 rescued, 2 missing after ship sinks in South China Sea, the location of the incident falls within the Singapore Maritime Search and Rescue Region.