Duterte readied 'alternatives' to protect PH waters - Abella
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Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella made the remarks after Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Caprio reportedly called for continued joint patrols between the Philippines and the United States to protect the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Caprio said under the Constitution, the State must protect the country's 200-mile EEZ by patrolling the area and guarding against intruders like Chinese poachers. "As per the President's decision, this has, which has been carefully considered. He has his own alternatives regarding the matter. And he is fully aware of his responsibility regarding the EEZ" Abella said in a Palace news conference. Asked if the President's decision against joint border patrols will stay, Abella said: "As far as we know, yes."
Kabiling, G. D. (2016, October 13). Duterte readied 'alternatives' to protect PH waters - Abella. Manila Bulletin, p. 6.
- Manila Bulletin