Fisherfolk urge navy to drive away China ships in disputed sea
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A group of fishers on Thursday asked the Philippine government to send its navy to drive away Chinese vessels in the South China Sea within the country’s exclusive economic zone. “It is without a doubt that the vessels detected to be lingering in our territory are Chinese-owned,” Fernando L. Hicap, national chairman of Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said in an e-mailed statement. China has been unnecessarily occupying areas of the sea that are part of Philippine territory, the fisherfolk said. “They may be part of the 220 Chinese vessels spotted in Julian Felipe Reef last March.”
Ochave, R. M. D. (2021, June 25 - 26). Fisherfolk urge navy to drive away China ships in disputed sea. BusinessWorld, p. S1/12.
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Disputes; Fishers; Territorial waters; Exclusive economic zone; Marine resources; Governments; Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA); Philippine Navy; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Agriculture (DA); Hicap, Fernando L.; Locsin, Teodoro Jr.
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