When Scarborough was ‘Panacot’
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Sometimes, I fall into a trap and regret it—big-time. Some years ago, a friend from the Department of Foreign Affairs proposed that I spend a few months in Spain to dig up old maps and charts of the Philippines involving Scarborough Shoal aka Scarborough Reef aka Democracy Reef aka Bajo de Masinloc aka Huangyan Island aka Panatag Shoal depending on which map, source, or national interest is concerned. It was an opportunity too good to resist: Imagine being paid to go abroad, to do something you truly enjoy. However, I declined and told my friend that we could not counter China’s historical claim because the oldest map with the name “Filipinas” or “Islas de San Lazaro” would date to the 16th century, and China can surely trump us with something older. History, in this issue, was not the way to go.
Ocampo, A. R. (2015, February 11). When Scarborough was ‘Panacot’. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A16.
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Disputes; Territorial waters; Fishers; Cartography; Maps; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Ateneo de Manila Rizal Library; The World Digital Library; Biblioteca Nacional de España; Ateneo de Manila Rizal Library; Carpio, Antonio T.; Hua, Yi Tu; Velarde, Pedro Murillo; Algue, Jose; Ricci, Matteo; Bagay, Nicolas de la Cruz
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