- The military said that the Chinese vessels have left the waters of Pag-asa Island
- It has been four days since the Chinese ships left the area
- The Western Command is working with Joint Task Force West to verify the matter
According to the military, over a hundred Chinese vessels already left the Pag-asa Island following the protest filed by the Philippine government.
KAMI learned that it has been four days since the Chinese ships have left the area.
"Hindi namin alam kung anong dahilan pero mula noong mga 4 na araw, wala na kaming namo-monitor na Chinese fishing vessel or any Chinese vessel nandoon sa area na yun," VADM Rene Medina, head of the military's Western Command said, as reported by ABS-CBN News (author Arlie Cabrestante).
"We are also working with Joint Task Force West to conduct patrol so that we can also verify in any areas of West Philippine Sea kung saan sila," he added.
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Earlier, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. recommended filing a diplomatic protest against Beijing over the Chinese vessels swarming in the Pag-asa Island.
In a previous report by KAMI, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. announced that he has already “fired off” a protest regarding the matter.
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