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Chinese ships have left Panatag Shoal—Gazmin

By: - Reporter / @NikkoDizonINQ
/ 04:43 PM July 05, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin confirmed on Friday that Chinese surveillance vessels left Panatag Shoal late last month due to bad weather in that part of the West Philippine Sea.

“As far as the last air patrol we conducted, they (Chinese ships) were no longer in Panatag Shoal. There was inclement weather there,” Gazmin told reporters.

Gazmin said the last air patrol was carried out on June 27.


Asked what the Philippines would do to protect Scarborough Shoal, another name for the shoal, from China, Gazmin replied: “I can’t discuss that with you.”

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