PH doing reclamation at WPS, says think tank
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Washington-based think tank Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) yesterday said the Philippines is not just building a beaching ramp but is also reclaiming land at the Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. In its website, AMTI said the land reclamation at the Pag-asa Island - the largest among the nine areas occupied by Filipino troops in the Spratly Islands - involved around eight acres. The Spratly Islands, also known as the Kalayaan Islands Group, is a chain of islands and islets which are believed to be rich in oiul and minerals deposits. it is being claimed by Philippines, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and Taiwan.
Reyes, V., & Hachero, A. (2019, February 8). PH doing reclamation at WPS, says think tank. Malaya Business Insight, pp. B1, B3.
Land reclamation; Disputes; Territorial waters; Satellite sensing; Bilateral agreements; International agreements; Exclusive economic zone; Governments; Law of the sea; International law; Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Lorenzana, Delfin; Carpio, Antonio; Manalo, Enrique; Locsin, Teodoro Jr.
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