Senator Leila de Lima warned the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against following President Duterte’s orders to stop the construction of shelters for Filipino fishermen on sandbars off a Manila-claimed island in the West Philippine…
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The Philippines is "giving up" its rights over fishery and energy resources in the West Philippine Sea in exchange of China's continued patronage of President Rodrigo Duterte.
President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to calm China's nerves after Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. made some controversial remarks regarding the maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea this week.
President Duterte has reiterated that the Philippines follows international law in addressing issues about the disputed West Philippine Sea, which is a portion of the South China Sea.