Coast Guard confirms Sino water attack on PH fishermen
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The Philippine Coast Guard has "verified and confirmed" that a Chinese vessel fired a water cannon to drive away Filipino fishermen from Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) off Zambales province on April 9, Malacañang said yesterday. In an e-mail to the INQUIRER, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the incident was confirmed but the number of Filipino fishermen involved had not been verified. The Coast Guard, he said, has sent reports to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of National Defense (DND).
Esplanada, J. E., Avendaño, C. O., & Balana, C. (2015, April 21). Coast Guard confirms Sino water attack on PH fishermen. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A7.
Fishers; Satellite mosaics; Land reclamation; Livelihoods; Fishing; Disputes; Territorial waters; Fishing grounds; Exclusive economic zone; Law of the sea; International law; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Department of National Defense (DND); Chinese Coast Guard (CCG); National Security Council (NSC); Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Coloma, Herminio Jr.; Catapang, Gregorio Pio Jr.; Corseles, Deogenes; Escudero, Francis; Arquero, William
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