Sunday, November 29, 2015   

Manila seeks explanation on shoal incident
(02-25 11:52)

Philippine President Benigno Aquino demanded an explanation from China over a report its coast guard had fired water cannon at Filipino fishermen at a disputed shoal.
Aquino said the foreign affairs department had been asked to file a “diplomatic message,’’ a day after Philippine military chief told reporters of the incident at Scarborough Shoal.
“The first step would be a diplomatic message... directed at the People's Republic of China to ask them to explain what this incident was all about, what their intentions are,'' Aquino told reporters.
Scarborough Shoal is a rocky outcrop, considered a traditional fishing ground by Filipinos, which lies just 220 kilometers off the main island of Luzon. It is about 650 kilometres from Hainan island, the nearest major Chinese land mass.
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