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As defenders of Scarborough Shoal, Nolcom gets replica of 1734 Murillo Map

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on As defenders of Scarborough Shoal, Nolcom gets replica of 1734 Murillo Map

As defenders of Scarborough Shoal, Nolcom gets replica of 1734 Murillo Map

  A businessman on Monday donated a framed replica of the 1734 Murillo Map that showed Scarborough Shoal as part of the Philippine archipelago to the orthern Luzon Command (Nolcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The replica was turned over by Mel Velarde to NoLCom commander Lt. Gen. Romeo Tanalgo at Camp Aquino in Tarlac City. Tanalgo also received donated copies of the map to be distributed to Nolcom field units. In his message, Velarde stressed the significance of donating the Murillo Map replica to Nolcom. “Why is the replica of the Murillo Map being donated at Northern Luzon Command? The Northern Luzon Command is the protector, watcher, caretaker, defender of Bajo de Masinloc under Northern Luzon Command’s direct jurisdiction,” he said. Scarborough Shoal, also known as Bajo de Masinloc or Panatag Shoal, is now under the control of China as tensions in the disputed West Philippine Sea intensify. The Philippine government used the Murillo Map when it filed an arbitration case against China before the Permanent Court of Aribtration in The Hague, Netherlands. The map shows that the disputed shoal is within the Philippine territory over three centuries ago. The Murillo Map, also known as “Carta Hydrographica y Chorographica de las Filipinas,” was drawn by Jesuit priest Pedro Murillo Velarde and was published in Manila in 1734. It is the first internationally recognized scientific map of the Philippines. Velarde acquired the map for £170,500 or around P12 million through a bidding put up by Sotheby’s for British lord, Ralph Goerge Algeron Percy, the Duke of Northumberland in November 2014 in London. He was urged to make sure the map goes to Filipino hands by Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio. Tanalgo, meanwhile, lauded Velarde’s initiatives. “Mr Velarde, the exhibited act of patriotism is unique and unmatched. Ensuring the 1734 map landed in the hands of Filipino people… And we are lucky to be the first (to receive) among the institutions,” he said.  —Trisha Macas/KBK, GMA News Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/568958/news/nation/as-defenders-of-scarborough-shoal-nolcom-gets-replica-of-1734-murillo-map Share this:TweetShare on...

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Soldiers get replica of 1734 map debunking China’s claims

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Soldiers get replica of 1734 map debunking China’s claims

‘SCARBOROUGH IS OURS.’ The Northern Luzon Command on June 6, 2016, receives a framed replica of the 1734 Murillo Map that shows the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) as part of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Northern Luzon Command MANILA, Philippine – Soldiers in the northern part of the Philippines received on Monday, June 6, a framed replica of a 280-year-old map often used to debunk China’s claims over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). The replica of the 1734 Murillo Map of the Philippines was donated by businessman Mel Velarde, president of Now Corporation and chairperson of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication. Velarde gave the replica to the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The 1734 Murillo Map shows that the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal), also known as Bajo de Masinloc, has been part of the Philippines from as far back as nearly 3 centuries ago. Panatag Shoal is found in the contested West Philippine Sea. (READ: Duterte: We will never surrender Scarborough) A standoff between the Philippines and China in Panatag Shoal in April 2012 prompted Manila to file a historic case against Beijing. The case is pending before an arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. The tribunal is expected to issue a ruling any time soon. (READ: PH urged to build ‘int’l consensus’ amid China defiance) ‘Scarborough Shoal is ours’ Velarde said on Monday: “Why is the replica of the Murillo Map being donated to the Northern Luzon Command? The Northern Luzon Command is the protector, watcher, caretaker, defender of Bajo de Masinloc under Northern Luzon Command’s direct jurisdiction.” The map was drawn by a Spanish Jesuit priest, Father Pedro Murillo Velarde. Published in Manila, it is the first “internationally recognized scientific map of the Philippines,” Nolcom said in a statement. Nolcom commander Lieutenant General Romeo Tanalgo, for his part, praised Velarde for donating a replica of the map to them. Tanalgo said it is a “unique and unmatched” act of patriotism to make sure that the map “landed in the hands of Filipino people.” Nolcom said the 1734 Murillo Map will always remind them “that Scarborough Shoal is ours.” In his lectures, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio of the Philippine Supreme Court has used ancient maps to debunk China’s claim over the West Philippine Sea. Carpio has said even China’s ancient maps dating back to 960 AD show that its territory “never included” the Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea. – Rappler.com Source: http://www.intellasia.net/china-and-philippines-diplomatic-row-ignited-after-old-map-found-washed-up-under-newcastle-housing-estate-2-449610 Share this:TweetShare on...

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Xiao Time MURILLO VELARDE MAP ANG UNANG MAPANG SIYENTIPIKO SA PILIPINAS

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Xiao Time MURILLO VELARDE MAP ANG UNANG MAPANG SIYENTIPIKO SA PILIPINAS

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Video from the Province of Father Murillo Velarde

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Video from the Province of Father Murillo Velarde

Video from the Province of Father Murillo Velarde

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Town of Father Pedro Murillo Velarde

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Town of Father Pedro Murillo Velarde

Town of Father Pedro Murillo Velarde

History Before it was called only Andarax. It is a landscape full of trees and water due to its high rainfall. There are up to 16 different types of fountains scattered through the village. El Zagal, last king of Almeria, spent some time here after the Capitulations of Baza, Guadix and Almeria in 1489. It was also the official residence of Boabdil after he left Granada once he had handed it over to the Catholic Monarchs. He would later leave definitively for Africa. The first Moorish revolt in 1500 was especially dramatic for the people of Laujar as they were hiding inside the mosque and it was set on fire. Later the entire Moorish population was obliged to convert to Christianity or leave the kingdom. In this village Fernando de Valor, Aben Humeya, was assassinated. He had been chosen as King of the Moors, in this very place, and they had rebelled in 1568. Aben Aboo also lived here, the nephew and murderer of the above-mentioned, another of the leaders of the Moorish rebellion. Two years later, the rebellion would be put down by Juan of Austria with the expulsion of the Moors from the Kingdom of Granada. This village, like many others, would be left deserted and in later years repopulation would be carried out with people from outside the Kingdom of Granada. Nowadays Laujar is experiencing good times due to programmes to develop the Alpujarra being undertaken by different administrations. The importance of rural tourism should be mentioned; an activity that in its turn affects the agroalimentary industry and handicrafts. This all offers a promising future for this village. Eminent citizens Francisco Villaespesa Martin, poet. Pedro Murillo Velarde, Jesuit historian. Florentino Castañeda, historian. Source: http://www.andalucia.org/en/destinations/provinces/almeria/municipalities/laujar-de-andarax/history/ Share this:TweetShare on...

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The Murillo Velarde 1734 Map

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Featured | Comments Off on The Murillo Velarde 1734 Map

The Murillo Velarde 1734 Map

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Interview Excerpt From Reaksyon TV 5

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Featured | Comments Off on Interview Excerpt From Reaksyon TV 5

Interview Excerpt From Reaksyon TV 5

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A shadow of Filipino businessman Mel Velarde is cast upon a replica of a 1734 map

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on A shadow of Filipino businessman Mel Velarde is cast upon a replica of a 1734 map

A shadow of Filipino businessman Mel Velarde is cast upon a replica of a 1734 map

  DATE IMPORTED: 19 June, 2015 A shadow of Filipino businessman Mel Velarde is cast upon a replica of a 1734 map he bought at an auction in London, which shows the Scarborough Shoal as part of the Philippine territory under Spanish rule during a Reuters interview in Manila June 19, 2015. A nearly 300-year-old map of the Philippines showing islands in disputed waters hopes to boost the country’s claim in the South China Sea, Velarde said on Tuesday. The map, published in 1734 by Spanish priest Pedro Murillo Veralde, showed Scarborough Shoal, located around 124 nautical miles from the island of Luzon and labeled as “Panacot” in the map , as part of the Philippines territory. The original map was still in London for safekeeping, but a certified true copy was submitted to the Philippine government when it requested copies of historical maps for its UN arbitration case against China in The Hague. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Source: http://pictures.reuters.com/archive/GF10000133071.html   Share this:TweetShare on...

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300 year old Philippine map hopes to boost claims in the South China Sea

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on 300 year old Philippine map hopes to boost claims in the South China Sea

300 year old Philippine map hopes to boost claims in the South China Sea

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China and Philippines diplomatic row ignited after old map found washed up under Newcastle housing estate

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on China and Philippines diplomatic row ignited after old map found washed up under Newcastle housing estate

China and Philippines diplomatic row ignited after old map found washed up under Newcastle housing estate

15-Jun-2015 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM When an ageing Victorian culvert collapsed on land owned by the Duke of Northumberland in May 2012, the effects were immediate and serious: landslips and flooding which resulted in the residents of nearby blocks of flats being evacuated and some of the properties demolished. But nobody could have predicted that the decay of an underground drainage system in a housing estate in the west of Newcastle would result in the unearthing of a crucial piece of evidence in a bitter land dispute between the Philippines and China. The story, involving a hard-up English aristocrat, a wealthy Filipino businessperson and a 281-year-old map, has yet to reach a conclusion but already reads like the script of a Hollywood film. Alnwick Castle, which is owned by the Duke of Northumberland and where scenes from Harry Potter were filmed, could even act as a ready-made backdrop to the drama. After the culvert collapsed three years ago, the Duke was left facing a repair bill of up to GBP 12 million to fix the damage. To finance the project, he agreed to sell around 80 family heirlooms at an auction in Sotheby’s in London. Lot #183 was a map drawn up in Manila in 1734 by Pedro Murillo Velarde, a Jesuit priest, which the auction house’s catalogue described as “the first scientific map of the Philippines”. Specialists at Sotheby’s set a price of between GBP 20,000 and GBP 30,000 for the 44 by 47-inch document, but it eventually sold for GBP 170,500. The buyer was Filipino businessperson Mel Velarde, the president of an IT firm, who lodged the winning bid over the phone from a steakhouse where he was celebrating his 78-year-old mother’s birthday. Although he was initially interested in the map because he shared a name with the cartographer, he said winning the auction became a “personal crusade” when he realised that it may prove his country’s claim to the Scarborough Shoals. The Shoals, a group of rocks and reefs 120 miles west of the main Philippine island of Luzon, are labelled as “Panacot” on the map, which also shows them as forming part of Philippines territory. The ownership of the rocky islands has long been disputed, with both China and the Philippines laying claim. Asked why he was so keen to secure the map, Velarde said: “In a true-to-life movie, there’s a part for everybody. There’s a bully in the neighbourhood. He already took over our land. Then, this map is owned by a Duke in a Harry Potter castle. It’s like you wanting to play your part in the movie.” The businessperson has now given a copy of the map to the Philippine government, where it will be put to use by officials during legal debate at the UN’s Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague. A final judgement on the row is not expected until March next year. The Philippine government are hopeful that the map may tip the balance in their favour. “China’s claim is about historical title. This old map would certainly present the side of the Philippines when it comes to any historical basis,” said Edwin Lacierda, a spokesman for the country’s president Benigno Aquino III. The Philippines accused China of seizing the Shoal in 2012, when ships...

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