No one can stop China on Panatag - Duterte
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President Duterte believes the Philippine government cannot stop China from installing a radar station in Panatag or Scarborough Shoal that has been declared a traditional common fishing ground by an arbitral tribunal, which also invalidated Beijing’s nine-dash claim over the whole of the South China Sea. But Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has pushed the panic button on China’s plan while a militant fisher group urged the President to vigorously assert the country’s sovereign rights over Panatag Shoal and Benham Rise. The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is verifying a report by Chinese newspaper Hainan Daily that quoted Sansha Communist Party secretary Xiao Jie as saying that preparations are underway to build an environmental monitoring station at Panatag Shoal.
Mendez, C., Regalado, E., Punay, E., & Cabrera, R. (2017, March 20). No one can stop China on Panatag - Duterte. The Philippine Star, p. 10.
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Governments; Radar; Fishing grounds; Law of the sea; International law; Exclusive rights; Military operations; Environmental monitoring; Continental shelves; Bilateral agreements; Exclusive economic zone; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Chinese Navy; Philippine Navy; Department of National Defense (DND); Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Duterte, Rodrigo; Carpio, Antonio; Xiao, Jie; Xi, Jinping
- The Philippine Star