Phl protects 'illegal' presence of Chinese ships around Pag-asa
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With hundreds of Chinese vessels swarming around Pag-asa Island, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is calling China’s attention to their “illegal” presence and “clear violation” of Philippine sovereignty. “The presence of Chinese vessels near and around Pag-asa and other maritime features in the KIG is illegal,” the DFA said in a statement. KIG stands for Kalayaan Island Group, which includes Pag-asa. Some of the vessels are believed to be militia ships disguised as fishing boats.
Lee-Brago, P., Flores, H., Punay, E., & Laude, J. (2019, April 5). Phl protects 'illegal' presence of Chinese ships around Pag-asa. The Philippine Star, pp. 4, 7.
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Territorial waters; Disputes; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Governments; Exclusive rights; Jurisdiction; Territorial waters; Military operations; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Department of National Defense (DND); Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); Carpio, Antonio; Panelo, Salvador; Zhao, Jianhua; Locsin, Teodoro Jr.; Montealegre, Meynardo; Kong, Xuanyou; Batongbacal, Jay; Lorenzana, Delfin
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