SASS ROGANDO SASOT

IN May 2016, CNN Philippines reported that Filipino fishermen were arrested by the Malaysian navy near the waters around Commodore Reef, one of the disputed features in the Spratly islands (“PH military: Malaysian navy detains three fishermen in South China Sea,” May 25, 2016). The fishermen were from Zambales. Why did they go as far as that? The same reason Chinese fishermen can be found as far as Indonesia: dwindling fish stocks.

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