Solons urge protest over PH reef incident
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An opposition lawmaker warned on Wednesday that it was only a matter of time before China deployed warplanes on its artificial islands in Philippine waters, after the Inquirer published surveillance photos showing Chinese military transport planes on Panganiban Reef. Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, together with Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate and Sen. Francis Pangilinan, called on the Duterte administration to file a diplomatic protest with China. Asked about the Inquirer photographs after he spoke to foreign correspondents on Wednesday, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refused to say whether the Philippines would raise the matter with China.
Yap, D., Pazzibugan, D., Avendaño, C. O., & Dizon, N. (2018, April 19). Solons urge protest over PH reef incident. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A6.
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Artificial islands; Military operations; Disputes; Territorial waters; Exclusive economic zone; International law; Law of the sea; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Alejano, Gary; Zarate, Carlos Isagani; Pangilinan, Francis; Cayetano, Alan Peter; Duterte, Rodrigo; Almonte, Jose; Acedillo, Francisco Ashley