Duterte: no weapons in island occupation
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No new weapons are being eyed for islets and land features in the West Philippine Sea over which President Duterte wants the military to exercise greater control. The President made the clarification yesterday at the Davao International Airport shortly before departing for Saudi Arabia. His pronouncements came on the heels of Beijing’s voicing concern over his earlier statement that he had ordered the military to occupy at least nine islets and reefs under Philippine control.
Mendez, C., Simeon, L. M., Regalado, E., & Lee-Brago, P. (2017, April 11). Duterte: no weapons in island occupation. Philippine Star, p. 6.
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Military operations; Disputes; Territorial waters; Research vessels; International cooperation; Fishers; Exclusive rights; Exclusive economic zone; Continental shelves; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Fishing grounds; Economics; Overfishing; Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS); Oceana Philippines; Duterte, Rodrigo; Piñol, Emmanuel; Jose, Charles; Ramos, Gloria
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