PH continues to claim West Philippine Sea

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Saturday, August 23, 2014


THE Philippine government would pursue its claims in the West Philippine Sea and would use diplomatic approach to resolve the dispute with China, a Malacanang spokesperson said.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Friday that the government "will not cease in filing and availing of the legal and diplomatic means" in resolving China's dispute against the country.

"It is not a question of whether they will heed the diplomatic protest," Lacierda said. "What is important is that the Philippine government continues to assert its right against its neighbors," he added.

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Lacierda however said the country was still seeking in dealing with China, especially in terms of trade despite of the unresolved dispute with them.

"The government is very cognizant of the situation in the West Philippine Sea and it will take measures to ensure safety of Filipinos in the area," Lacierda said. (Sunnex)

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