Is new Philippine isle in Chinese hands?
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Sandy Cay is a newly formed isle from sandbars three nautical miles off Pag-Asa, the main part of Palawan’s Kalayaan town. A word war rages between Alejano and Cayetano over China’s reported grab of the isle under the Duterte presidency. Cayetano says he will resign if anybody can prove that the admin has lost territory to China. Alejano, an ex-Marine captain, cites Sandy Cay as example of territorial surrender.
Bondoc, J. (2018, June 20). Is new Philippine isle in Chinese hands?. Philippine Star, p. 9.
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Disputes; Territorial waters; Artificial islands; International law; Law of the sea; Aerial photographs; Military operations; Asia Maritime Transparency Institute; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Sumitomo Corp.; Department of Transportation (DOTr); Metro Rail Transit Corp. (MRTC); Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Dalian Corp.; Alejano, Gary; Cayetano, Alan Peter; Duterte, Rodrigo; Sobrepeña, Robert; Tugade, Arthur; Vitangcol, Al
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