'Sea row affects fishing industry'
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Filipino fisherfolk stand to lose P200 million worth of daily income if the Philippines loses its case against China over territorial claims at the West Philippine Sea, a Senate leader said. "There lies the greatest danger of Chinese incursion in our territory. It's a formula for starvation," Senate Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said Thursday. "More than national security, it involves food security." According to a study conducted by the House of Representatives, 20 to 25 percent of the Philippines' total fish catch come from the west coast of Palawan and western seaboard of Luzon. These areas were included in the so-called "nine-dash line" that sets the borders of China's claims over West Philippine Sea, or South China Sea.
Golez, P. (2015, July 10). Sea row affects fishing industry. Panay News, p. 13.
- Panay News