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Fishing Agreement with China ?
« on: July 06, 2019, 11:06:36 PM »
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1073792

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Duterte-Xi verbal fishing deal still legally binding: Palace
July 1, 2019, 9:12 pm

MANILA -- The “verbal” fishing deal made between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping to allow Chinese nationals to fish within the Philippine exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is still “legally binding”, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Re: Fishing Agreement with China ?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 11:09:00 PM »
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/699488/duterte-xi-fishing-agreement-not-on-paper-panelo-says/story/

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Duterte-Xi fishing agreement not on paper, Panelo says
Published July 1, 2019 4:04pm

Asked if the deal between two leaders would be legally binding, Panelo replied: “Bakit naman hindi? Ano namang masama doon?”

He said cited Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution which states: “The prime duty of a government is to protect and to serve the people.”

“The President is doing that. Nakikita niya na kung ipu-pursue mo iyong gusto mo aggressively at sinabihan ka na nga, ‘Baka magkaroon tayo ng problema diyan,’ oh di ina-avoid na niya, dinadala niya sa, ‘Oh di mag-usap tayo.’ Kasi sabi ni President Xi noon, and I was there, he said, ‘Let’s talk about our trade relations, people-to-people, iyong puwede nating pagkasunduan at pagtulungan. Saka na natin iyan, iyang medyo masigalot na usaping iyan.’ Wala namang masama doon,” he said.

Asked how the people could scrutinize the deal without a document, the presidential spokesperson said Duterte already mentioned the details of the deal and its specifics.

“Hindi ba sinasabi na exactly ni Presidente kung anong usapan nila. He already said that. Dinetalye na nga kung anong sinabi ni President Xi, anong sinabi niya, ano ang response at ano ang naging epekto,” he said.

“Specific na nga siya ‘di ba. Sabi niya, ‘Oh ano, mag-fish kayo diyan, dito naman kami. Walang pakialaman,’ hindi ba,” he added.

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Re: Fishing Agreement with China ?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 11:15:16 PM »
https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/01/19/dutertes-deal-with-china-an-informal-agreement-panelo

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Duterte's deal with China an 'informal agreement': Panelo

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte has an informal agreement with China that allows Chinese fishermen to trawl in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone, the President's spokesman revealed Monday.

Duterte earlier said he could not bar Chinese fishermen in the Philippines’ EEZ due to a "mutual agreement" he made with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Re: Fishing Agreement with China ?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 02:55:30 PM »
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'China will scoop all fish in West Philippine Sea'
(Philstar.com) - July 23, 2019 - 12:37pm

The senior magistrate noted that China has the largest fishing fleet in the world with about 220,000 huge steel-hulled trawlers as opposed to Filipino fishermen's wooden boats.

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Carpio further noted that China's fishing fleet go all the way to trawl in the waters of Africa and South America as there is no more fish in Chinese coastal waters.

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As the arbitral ruling already extinguished traditional fishing rights in the EEZ, China can only demand traditional fishing rights in territorial sea, such as the Scarborough Shoal.

Under the UNCLOS, the coastal state should determine if there is a surplus of fish stocks in their waters.

Carpio, however, noted that fish stocks in the West Philippine Sea has depleted to about 50% in the last 10 years.

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Under the UNCLOS, the coastal state, in this case the Philippines, can give other states access to the surplus if the former does not have the capacity to harvest the entire allowable catch.

The UNCLOS also indicates that the coastal state should cosider factors, including the significance of living resources of the area to the country's economy and other national interests in giving access to other states to its EEZ.

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/07/23/1937200/china-will-scoop-all-fish-west-philippine-sea



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Re: Fishing Agreement with China ?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 06:13:53 PM »
Palace says Duterte-Xi fishing deal ‘not a secret’
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July 26, 2019

https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1815985/Manila/Local-News/Palace-says-Duterte-Xi-fishing-deal-not-a-secret

MALACAÑANG on Thursday, July 25, hit former Foreign Affairs chief Albert del Rosario and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales for claiming that the fishing deal between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping was kept "secret and hidden."

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it was ridiculous for Del Rosario and Carpio-Morales to make this allegation.

He said Duterte and his administration have become "transparent" in the deals being entered into with China.

He also noted that the current administration has repeatedly told the public that "the Philippines and China “co-control” the disputed waters and that the fishermen should be “free to fish therein."

"We also find it absurd for Ms. Carpio-Morales and Mr. Del Rosario to argue that we have kept secret the agreement between PRRD and President Xi. It is not as if they or the critics were the ones who discovered said agreement and revealed it to the Filipino people,” Panelo said.

"The oral agreement was recorded by an appropriate officer during the bilateral meeting. The President was explicit about it. This Administration has been transparent as it can be," he added.

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