West Philippine Sea
President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that the Philippines has no sovereignty over its own exclusive economic zone. However, Florin Hilbay opposed this and said that the country has sovereignty over the EEZ.
President Rodrigo Duterte called Justice Antonio Carpio names after his recent remark. Duterte said that Carpio was “stupid” and “crazy” for what he said over the issue regarding China.
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio disagreed with the recent statement of President Rodrigo Duterte. Carpio said that it is unconstitutional to allow China to keep fishing in Philippine EEZ.
The owner of F/B Gem-Vir 1 projected her voice over the Reed Bank incident. Fe Dela Torre said that they want justice and not war vs. China. She also noted that the sunken boat has not been repaired yet.
President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to the local fishermen involved in the ramming incident against China. The President said that it was a “maritime incident." He added that it was not enough reason to do any military exercises.
President Rodrigo Duterte said that China will not stop fishing in the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone. The President shared that it's mainly because the Philippines is friends with China.