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MANILA, Philippines—One of three Chinese vessels pulled out of Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary and Spokesman Raul Hernandez said Friday.

“We were told by the Chinese that one of their ships pulled out to get some supplies. So, they have two there and our Coast Guard,” Hernandez said adding that  country’s warship BRP Gregorio Del Pilar pulled out to get some supplies.

Hernandez added that  Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing would meet again today, Friday, to discuss the issue.

The two met last Tuesday but was not able to come up with a solution on the matter with the Chinese government insisting that Panatag Shoal is part of their territory.

“Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal is clearly part of our territory. We pointed to them that the Shoal  is within the 200 nautical miles exclusive economic zone and 124 nautical miles from Zambales and the Chinese fishermen are doing an illegal activity in our territory thus, they have to be stopped,” he said.

“What is important right now is that there is continuous talk between the two governments to settle the matter diplomatically,” Hernandez said.

Currently, he said there were no movements and no provocations in the area.


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Tags: China , Foreign Affairs and International relations , Philippines , Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal , Spratlys , Standoff

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    PWENOY, DEL ROSARIO……. SIGE DAKDAK PA SATSAT PA SA MEDIA…….

    ANO HINDI PA BA KAYO NAPAHIYA??? DUMAKDAK PA ULET KAYO DALDALERO

    DALDALERO…. WALA NAMAN PALANG GAGAWIN…. INUTIL

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BMJR25FOLIPGSD6PZB3S6C5E7A Machiavelli

      Kaw lang daldalero dito Night. Kaw tong madakdak na wala namang laman mga sinasabi.

  • kilabot

    natauhan si noynoy capone. mas malaking bully ang tsina, di kaya. ayun, tumakas na lang sa mindanao at me power summit daw, katunayan photo-ops lang yun. eto ang resulta ng noynoying state of mind, crisis after crisis after crisis…

  • gaijinpo

    ano ba kayo? imbis suportahan ang pilipinas, iniintriga nyo pa. datdat kayo ng datdat, wala naman kayong ginagawa para sa bansa.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jinny-Diel-IV/100001903936161 Jinny Diel IV

    letsugas ka PANOT! Anong gagawin mo sa mindanao? maglalaro ng PSP?…
    puro kc kayo porma! asan na ang matuwid na daan?… DAKDAK ka ng DAKDAK sa media, wala ka ng ibang ginawa kundi idisplay yong OPAW mo.! Matagal na ang problema sa mindana black out ngayon mo lang naisipan kumilos dahil takot kang harapin ang problema regarding sa Scarborough Shoal. ikaw na! hari ng temple run!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DL4PUUTRYRKBMQQSEGJDM5AZRY Benjie

    Miyembro siguro nga Bayan Muna o Gabriela ang laging nag cocoment dito.. Palibhasa bayaran ng China, saan na ang nationalistic ninyong ipinaglalaban, anti-US -  pro-China pala tong mga rallyista… mabuti pa isakay sa isang barko at ipadala sa Panatag mga communistang rallyista, bwisit di na nga nag babayad ng buwis, panira pa sa bansa…

  • farero

    walang hiyang mga intsik mga magnanakaw!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K235U2GICJWWEBKMQLOR6MKNMM Arnold

    Katulad ngayon nag ra rally na naman ang mga bayaran dyan sa tapat ng US Embassy, dahil daw dapat na itigil ang Balikatan Exercises dito satin, mga walang kwentang mga kabayan natin na walang gina gawa at walang aksyon sa pag angkin ng kanilang Panginoon na Chino sa pag angkin sa ating Kalayaan Island. Mga bayarang ralyista mga salot sa bayang Pilipinas mga traydor. 

  • gLen Mutya

    sana naman may gawing aksyon ang gobyerno sa pangyayaring ito..hwag naman sanang palagpasin ang mga ganitong usapin…hwag na rin sana patapak pa sa mga dayuhan!!
    dapat lang na matutong manindigan at lumaban ang gobyerno sa pagkakataong ito!!!
     tutal nasaad naman sa United Nation Bill abt. sa nasasakupan ng PILIPINAS….
    tama na ang pagiging BULAG, PIPI’T BIngi ng gobyerno…..tama na ang pgiging sunud-sunuran sa mga dayuhan…
    it is true that they help our country in some aspects but the government shouldn’t be afraid to fight what is right for its citizenry!!! 



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