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PCG to take maritime charge in West Philippine Sea
« on: November 10, 2019, 11:51:03 AM »
PCG to take maritime charge in West Philippine Sea
Robertzon Ramirez (The Philippine Star) - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA,Philippines — A few days after a Filipino-crewed commercial ship was allegedly harassed by a Chinese warship, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has designated the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to take charge of maritime activities in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

PCG spokesman Captain Armand Balilo said Tugade directed them to intensify patrol and observe the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

“The bottom line is that the Coast Guard would be in charge of the maritime activities related to UNCLOS and on the West Philippine Sea,” Balilo said, referring to Tugade’s meeting with the PCG last Monday.


Balilo said that they briefed Tugade on the PCG’s operations, particularly on patrolling and monitoring the country’s maritime domain.

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Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/11/06/1966393/pcg-take-maritime-charge-west-philippine-sea#crAVbGUwykRrqHHV.99