Kalayaan, Palawan

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Spratly Islands

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Part of the Spratly Group of Islands, situated within the South China Sea, the Kalayaan municipality, which includes the Pagasa (Thitu) island, is 280 nautical miles north-west of Puerto Princesa and 932 km south-west of Metro Manila.
Philippines: Part of Kalayaan, Palawan province

Thitu Island

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Part of the Spratly Group of Islands, situated within the South China Sea, the Kalayaan municipality, which includes the Pagasa (Thitu) island, is 280 nautical miles north-west of Puerto Princesa and 932 km south-west of Metro Manila.
Though administered as part of Kalayaan, Palawan, Philippines, it is also claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Barangay

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It consist of a single barangay located on Pag-asa Island, which also serves as the seat of the municipal government.
Municipalities and cities in the Philippines are subdivided into barangays, with the exception of the municipalities of Adams in Ilocos Norte and Kalayaan, Palawan which each contain only one barangay.

Flat Island (South China Sea)

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On July 6, 1956, Cloma declared to the whole world his claim and the establishment of a separate government for the "Free Territory of Freedomland" with its capital on Flat Island (Patag Island).
It is the sixth largest of the Philippine-occupied Spratly islands, and is administered by the Philippines as part of Kalayaan, Palawan.

South China Sea

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Part of the Spratly Group of Islands, situated within the South China Sea, the Kalayaan municipality, which includes the Pagasa (Thitu) island, is 280 nautical miles north-west of Puerto Princesa and 932 km south-west of Metro Manila.
In September 2012, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed Administrative Order No. 29, mandating that all government agencies use the name "West Philippine Sea" to refer to the parts of the South China Sea within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone, including the Luzon Sea as well as the waters around, within and adjacent to the Kalayaan Island Group and Bajo de Masinloc, and tasked the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) to use the name in official maps.

West York Island

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The island is administered by the Philippines as part of Kalayaan, Palawan; it is located 47 miles (76 km) northeast of Pagasa Island (Thitu Island), the location of the Philippine defined major town of Kalayaan.

AFP Western Command

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In March 1976, President Marcos issued the Letter of Instruction (LOI) No.1-76 organizing the AFP Western Command based in Palawan in response to the heightening conflict of interest in the region and to abate any untoward incident.
The Western Command, known officially as the WESCOM, is a formation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines' combating Terrorism and Insurgency in the islands of Palawan and Kalayaan, including the disputed Spratly Islands group.

Loaita Island

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The island is administered by the Philippines as part of Kalayaan, Palawan.

Lankiam Cay

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The island is administered by the Philippines as part of Kalayaan, Palawan, and is the seventh largest of the Philippine-occupied islands.

Northeast Cay

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It is located 28 miles northwest of Philippine-occupied Thitu Island (Pag-asa), and is administered by the Philippines as part of Kalayaan, Palawan.

Irving Reef

It is occupied by the Philippines as part of the Kalayaan Islands, and is also claimed by the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Vietnam.

Spratly Islands dispute

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In response, the Philippines lodged formal protests, demanded the removal of the structures, increased naval patrols in Kalayaan, and issued invitations to American politicians to inspect the PRC bases by plane.

Eugenio B. Bito-onon Jr.

Eugenio B. Bito-onon Jr. is a Filipino politician and member of the Liberal Party, who has been elected Kalayaan Mayor twice, serving since 2010.

Taiping Island

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His declaration was met with violent and unfriendly reactions from several neighboring countries especially the Republic of China (ROC; on Taiwan since 1949) when on September 24, 1956 it effectively garrisoned the nearby island of Itu Aba and intercepted Cloma's men and vessels found within its immediate waters.

Philippines and the Spratly Islands

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As of 2008, the only Philippine-occupied Spratly island to have many structures is Pagasa (Thitu) Island, the lone barangay of Municipality of Kalayaan, Palawan.

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Trường Sa District

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Legislative districts of Palawan

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Municipalities: Agutaya, Araceli, Busuanga, Cagayancillo, Coron, Culion, Cuyo, Dumaran, El Nido, Kalayaan, Linapacan, Magsaysay, Roxas, San Vicente, Taytay

Provinces of the Philippines

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Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan del Sur (2018) – House Bill No. 7413 was filed on March 15, 2018 by all of Palawan province's three congressmen namely Franz Alvarez, Frederick Abueg and Gil Acosta which proposed to divide Palawan's territory outside the independent city of Puerto Princessa (which is geographically part of but is politically separate from the island province) into three separate provinces. The proposed territory of Palawan del Norte composed of Taytay and municipalities north of it. Palawan del Sur will compose of municipalities west and south of Puerto Princessa, including the Kalayaan (which administers the internationally disputed Spratly Islands) while the rest of the municipalities are proposed to form Palawan Oriental. The proposed provincial capitals are the following: Taytay (Palawan del Norte), Brooke's Point (Palawan del Sur), and Roxas (Palawan Oriental)

Puerto Princesa

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Part of the Spratly Group of Islands, situated within the South China Sea, the Kalayaan municipality, which includes the Pagasa (Thitu) island, is 280 nautical miles north-west of Puerto Princesa and 932 km south-west of Metro Manila.

Metro Manila

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Part of the Spratly Group of Islands, situated within the South China Sea, the Kalayaan municipality, which includes the Pagasa (Thitu) island, is 280 nautical miles north-west of Puerto Princesa and 932 km south-west of Metro Manila.

French Indochina

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There are records of the island having been inhabited, at various times in history, by the Chinese and by people from the Champa Kingdom of Vietnam, and during the second world war, French Indochina and Imperial Japanese troops.