Bataan fishermen cry harassment in West PH Sea
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is verifying claims by fishermen from Mariveles, Bataan, that they were harassed by the Chinese Coast Guard while fishing in the West Philippine Sea. A group of fishermen from Mariveles claimed that a Chinese Coast Guard speedboat circled them near Union Reef and fired warning shots to drive them away. According to the fisherman, they were pulling near Union Reef when a speedboat suddenly appeared and chased them away. They suspect that the Chinese Coast Guard is securing a marine construction site in the area.
Mabasa, R., & Wakefield, F. (2017, April 21). Bataan fishermen cry harassment in West PH Sea. Manila Bulletin, p. 2.
Disputes; Territorial waters; Fishers; International law; Law of the sea; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Chinese Coast Guard (CCG); Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Bolivar, Robespierre; Año, Eduardo; Lorenzana, Delfin; del Rosario, Raul
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