Gov't troops ready to escort Pinoy fishermen at sea
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The government is ready to provide security escorts to Filipino fishermen who will operate in the West Philippine Sea as the government continues to ignore China new fishing policy in the disputed area. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin stressed that the Philippines would not comply with the rules set by China, which has been shoring up its presence in the region. We have the capability to secure them (fishermen). As said before, we would not follow their rules in our own territory, Gazmin told reporters yesterday on the sidelines of the anniversary of the Special Operations Command.
Romero, A. (2015, January 17). Gov't troops ready to escort Pinoy fishermen at sea. The Philippine Star, p. 6.
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- The Philippine Star