MALACAÑANG said Tuesday that the three-part documentary on the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) was intended to create awareness among the Filipinos and not for those taking "adversarial position" on the matter.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. was reacting to China's accusation that the "Kalayaan: Karapatan sa Karagatan" was misleading and deceiving the public.

"The documentary 'Kalayaan: Karapatan sa Karagatan' is aimed primarily at educating our citizens. Through this documentary, we aim to create greater awareness about the historical, legal and economic aspects of the issues pertaining to the West Philippine Sea," he explained.

A well-informed citizenry will be able to make enlightened choices and decisions, he added.

"We do not expect those taking an adversarial position to agree with its contents and manner of presentation. Ang mahalaga po rito ay maintindihan mismo ng ating mga kababayan kung ano ang implikasyon ng mga kasalukuyang kaganapan sa West Philippine Sea," the Palace official said.

China has been claiming almost the whole West Philippine Sea, including those areas within the 200-nautical miles exclusive economic zone of other countries, like the Philippines. (SDR/Sunnex)