Are we China's slaves? Filipino fishermen ask
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A video report that showed Filipino fishermen watching helplessly as Chinese Coast Guard personnel seized part of their catch at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal should move the government to file a protest with Beijing or even another case with the international arbitral tribunal, acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said on Friday. Carpio was part of Manila’s contingent that argued and won the Philippine case in the Permanent Court of Arbitration against China’s claim to virtually the entire South China Sea, including parts of the Philippines’ 320-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Fishermen’s lives are always at risk each time they sail to Panatag, said Tirso Atiga, president of Calapandayan Fishermen’s Multipurpose Cooperative.
Ramos, M., Aurelio, J. M., Aning, J., Macatuno, A., & Cardinoza, G. (2018, June 9). Are we China's slaves? Filipino fishermen ask. Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A4.
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Fishers; Governments; International law; Law of the sea; Exclusive economic zone; Disputes; Territorial waters; Chinese Coast Guard (CCG); Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Calapandayan Fishermen’s Multipurpose Cooperative (CFMC); Philippine Navy; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Carpio, Antonio; Atiga, Tirso; Roque, Harry; Lebios, Ronnie; Artagame, Laureano; Alejano, Gary; Duterte, Rodrigo; Del Rosario, Albert; Carpio, Antonio