- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana recently went to Pag-asa Island which is part of the West Philippine Sea
- He was with high-ranking military officials and several representatives from the media
- Upon setting foot on the said island, they received an intriguing text message
- They showed to the public the content of the message that popped up in their phones
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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and several media reporters received an intriguing text message after arriving on an island considered as part of the West Philippines Sea.
KAMI learned that the government official, along with other media representatives, went to Pag-asa Island for the inauguration of the beaching ramp that would strengthen Filipino presence in the said place.
However, as soon as they sat foot on the island, messages saying “Welcome to China” and “Welcome to Vietnam” suddenly popped up in their mobile phones.
Lorenzana did not hesitate to show to other reporters the entire content of the intriguing text message that he received.
Chino Gaston, a reporter from GMA-7, also showed how he was greeted after arriving on Pag-asa Island where the country has territorial rights.
“We have a cell site there in Pag-asa Island, but it came down for several months and it's been very difficult for us to send a repair there because you just cannot go there," Smart Communications Inc. explained in an interview with GMA News.
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In a previous article by , China strongly rejected the Philippine arbitral ruling win over the much-disputed West Philippine Sea.
West Philippine Sea is considered as one of the highly-disputed territories in Asia. The countries that are disputing over the said territory include Brunie, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
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