Phi won't recognize China air restrictions
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The Philippines will not recognize restrictions on air and sea travel set by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Aquino said yesterday. “We will still fly the routes that we fly based on international law and the various conventions, agreements that have been entered into through various decades,” Aquino told reporters in an ambush interview after inspecting the Marikina Elementary School in preparation for the opening of classes in June. “China has already reclaimed at least seven reefs such as Panganiban ( Mischief), Mabini (Johnson South), Gavin (Gaven), Calderon (Cuarteron), Hughes (Kennan), Malvar (Eldad), and Kagitingan (Fiery Cross), which are clearly within Philippine territory and exclusive economic zone,” they said. However, they said the government has not done anything to stop Chinese activities other than calling the attention of the international community and the media to them.
Calica, A., & Diaz, J. (2015, May 25). Phi won't recognize China air restrictions. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 6.
International law; Law of the sea; Military operations; Exclusive economic zone; Disputes; Territorial waters; Conferences; Governments; Land reclamation; Navigation; Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN); Department of National Defense (DND); Marikina Elementary School; National Security Council (NSC); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Estrada, Joseph; Ramos, Fidel; Enrile, Juan Ponce; Zarate, Carlos; Colmenares, Neri; Aquino, Benigno III; Belmonte, Jose Feliciano Jr.
- The Philippine Star