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113 Chinese ships circling Pag-asa; Esperon recommends filing of diplomatic protest

 

AT least 113 Chinese vessels have surrounded Pag-asa (Thitu) Island, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. confirmed on Wednesday, as he proposed the filing of a diplomatic protest.

Esperon also stressed in a weekly news forum in Manila that the intelligence community was verifying what the Chinese activities near the Philippine-occupied island meant.

He said that China’s may also blocking the supply mission of the Philippine Navy in Pag-asa.


Because of this, the National Task Force on West Philippine Sea, which is headed by Esperon, decided to recommend sending a note verbale to the Chinese Embassy in Manila through the Department of Foreign Affairs. (DEMPSEY REYES)

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