Balintang Channel

The Balintang Channel (/ˈbɑːlɪntɑːŋ/ BAH-lin-tahng[1]) is the small waterway that separates the Batanes and Babuyan Islands, both of which belong to the Philippines, in the Luzon Strait.

Balintang Channel
Balintang is the southern channel of the Luzon Strait
Balintang Channel
Location within the Philippines
Balintang Channel
Balintang Channel (Philippines)
LocationLuzon Strait
Coordinates19°49′0.84″N 121°39′59.4″E
EtymologyBalintang Islands
Part ofLuzon Strait

Notable events

2013 shooting incident

The 2013 Guang Da Xing No. 28 incident, also known as the Balintang Channel incident, was a fatal shooting incident that occurred on 9 May 2013 involving the Taiwanese fishing boat Guang Da Xing No. 28 and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) patrol boat Maritime Control Surveillance 3001, which led to the death of Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng (洪石成) by gunfire from the Philippine vessel.[2] The Philippines' National Bureau of Investigation recommended that homicide be charged against the eight PCG personnel.[3]


  1. Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, 3rd ed. (ISBN 0-87779-546-0; Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster Inc., 1997), p. 107.
  2. "Philippines admits coastguard fired at Taiwanese fishing boat | South China Morning Post". Retrieved 2016-12-19.
  3. "Balintang Channel Incident report | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines". 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2016-12-19.

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