Thursday, 6 April 2017

Duterte orders Philippine troops to South China Sea reefs

Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday requested Filipino troops to convey on vacant South China Sea islands and reefs asserted by Manila, in a move that could incite equal petitioners including Beijing.

"I have requested the military to possess all," he said amid a visit to a military camp on the western Philippine island of Palawan, the biggest land mass near the Spratly amass.

"Erect structures there and raise the Philippine banner," he stated, including Manila was asserting "nine or 10" Spratly islands, reefs or cays.

China asserts the vast majority of the ocean, including waters and shakes near the shores of neighbors and has been building simulated islands and introducing weapons on them, incorporating on a few reefs in the Spratly chain that are additionally guaranteed by Manila.

"It would appear that everyone is making a snatch for the islands there, so we better live on those that are as yet empty," Duterte said.Read more:-International Database

"In any event, let us get what is our own now and make a solid point there that it is our own," he included.

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