MORE than a dozen Chinese vessels tried to block a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ship escorting marine scientists on the way to Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea.

Pag-asa is the second largest of the naturally occurring islands in Spratly Islands, located 500 kilometers west of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. It is administered by the municipality of Kalayaan.

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