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Carpio corrects Cayetano for peddling fake news: Malaysia, Vietnam don’t claim PH EEZ

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Supreme Court (SC) Justice Antonio Carpio has called as fake news the claims of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano that Malaysia and Vietnam occupy more islands than China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

Because of this, Carpio corrected Cayetano by saying “China claims 80 percent of Philippine EEZ (exclusive economic zone) in the West Philippine Sea.”

“Vietnam and Malaysia do not claim any part of Philippine EEZ in the West Philippine Sea,” he said.

“In fact, China is the only country that claims Philippine EEZ in the West Philippine Sea,” he pointed out.

Recently, Cayetano defended how President Rodrigo Duterte continues to deal with China concerning the territorial dispute in the WPS.

“Maraming hindi may alam, mas marami po na-occupy ang Malaysia at Vietnam sa West Philippine Sea,” said Cayetano who was the former foreign affairs secretary.

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