PHILIPPINE-CHINA RELATIONS

STORM A-BREWING IN WEST PHILIPPINE SEA

Union Reefs incident won’t be another Panatag standoff

Malacañang on Monday said it believes that the alleged Chinese militia vessels spotted off the Julian Felipe Reef (Union Reefs) in the West Philippine Sea would not escalate to a repeat of the 2012 Scarborough Shoal (Bajo de Masinloc or Panatag) standoff.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) air patrol on Monday confirmed the presence of the Chinese vessels spotted within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and Continental Shelf (CS) off Julian Filipe Reef. READ MORE

183 Chinese vessels still in Julian Felipe Reef: AFP

 March 23, 2021

MANILA – Around 183 vessels believed to be Chinese maritime militia (CMM) were sighted by a Philippine maritime air patrol on Monday in Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea which is well within the country’s exclusive economic zone.”From our MARPAT (maritime patrol) yesterday, we… Read More

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