2 Chinese spy ships sighted off PH-held shoal


PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines—The Western Command is monitoring the presence of two Chinese military surveillance vessels that were reported to have been stationary since Tuesday afternoon near the Philippine-occupied Ayungin Shoal in the disputed Spratly’s region.

The two Chinese vessels were identified by other defense sources, who asked not to be identified, as “maritime surveillance vessels.”

The vessels were reported to be some six nautical miles west of Ayungin Shoal since Tuesday afternoon.

According to the source, the information about the Chinese presence “has been relayed to proper authorities,” including Malacañang and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Wescom spokesperson Lt. Cherry Tindog confirmed that the regional military command has received reports about the Chinese vessels but declined to issue additional information concerning the reported intrusion.

Ayungin Shoal, also known internationally as Second Thomas Reef, is one of the reef formations within the six islands where Philippine troops are present and is considered by the country as part of the municipality of Kalayaan.

It is closest to Mischief Reef, which until 1995 was occupied by the Philippines until the Chinese built a fortification on it.

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  • NobleSpirit

    Unfortunately filipinos being fooled and deceived many ways. First of all China is not legal country Original China is less than 12% of the current lands they own. However with the deception policy they have illegally occupied such as Tibet, Xin Jiang, Inner Mongolia Manchuria and millions of civilian deaths under china’s massive genocide against natives.

    Some decades ago Philippines was one of the most prosperous and prograssive nation of asia. Big corporations were under filipino or pro-filipino bosses. Now you can see all the filipinos have been totally lost their power on their lands, The chinese criminals, filipino hater and pro-china terrorists are controlling filipino enterprises, Filipinos being forced like slaves in their own lands. Huge proportion of national income goes to chinese pockets eventually ends up in china.

    Filipinos are confused and clueless about cause of their troubles and often blame each other create social, religious and sectarian wars with own kind rather than uniting against the common enemy.

    You need to remember your history there was unconditional unity to find liberty. Rizal or Sultan Kudarat they never felt conditional when comes to save their people from slavery. Both were in safe zone to enjoy their lives by being allies with spaniards. They both scrificed many things for the filipinos. Rizal gave his life for his people. Sultan Kudarat turned down spanish offer he rather fought back for a united one country regardless of faith or origin.

    filipinos being hostile to each other due to religious and political deceptions. Time to put differences aside and fight against the common enemy. Take control of your very rich and blissful resources rather than letting chinese steal. Stop buying terrorist china products, re-establish your industries. Dont go to filipino hater chinese own shopping malls dont use their telecom services. Dont leave your country for higher salary abroad. Work for your own country and improve the labor system by uniting. Don’t let philippines become province of china, dont let philippines become next xin jiang or tibet. Wake up before time is too late.

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