Abigail Valte & West Philippine Sea
Abigail Valte is the Deputy Presidential Spokesman of President Benigno Aquino III in the Philippines. /5
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PH not militarily responding to China’s provocations We’ve taken a position of not responding to provocative action,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a press conference. Valte iterated that the country is committed to pursue peaceful means to resolve disputes. Philippines has an arbitration case filed in the United Nations tribunal in The Hague against China’s nine-dash line policy claiming almost the entire South China Sea including the West Philippine Sea. Philippines won’t respond using military force in the wake of China’s reclamation activities in Spratly Islands, said Malacanang. The government will just document developments in disputed areas and use all diplomatic resorts which are internationally accepted. China, on the other hand, again said any reclamation activity in West Philippine Sea “falls within China’s sovereignty and has nothing to do with the Philippines.” exercises indisputable sovereignty on the Nansha Islands and the adjacent waters,” Hong ...
MANILA, Philippines – The government on Saturday, June 7, said that it was investigating signs that China was reclaiming land on disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) reefs but stressed it would not be provoked into a rash response. President Benigno Aquino's spokeswoman Abigail Valte...
MANILA -- Malacañang on Saturday assured protection of local fishermen who will go fishing in the West Philippine Sea amid China's new regulations. In an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that Filipino fishermen can continue fishing in the...
Concerned Philippines For AFP Modernization Palace: Ramming of Taiwan boat an ‘aggressive act’ MANILA (Updated) -- Malacañang defended Friday the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) against "aggressive act" of a Taiwanese fishing boat where a fisherman was killed off West Philippine Sea last Thursday. Quoting an initial report reaching the Palace, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the PCG personnel on board the vessel of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) merely reacted on the attempt of one of the four Taiwanese fishing boats to ram on the Philippine’s ship. The Filipino Maritime Control Surveillance 3001 vessel spotted four Taiwanese fishing vessels about 43 nautical miles east of Balintang Island, which is well within the Philippines’ 200-mile economic zone, around 10:30 a.m. Thursday while on law enforcement patrol. "When they (PCG personnel) tried to board one of the fishing boats, one of the (Taiwanese) vessels rammed the BFAR vessel that was being manned by the ...
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte on Saturday would not categorically say whether the government is abandoning backchannel efforts in order to settle West Philippine Sea disputes with China. Read more:
Given the weather condition in the West Philippine Sea, the government may order the Coast Guard and Fisheries agency to pull out of the disputed Scarborough Shoal, deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte said on Sunday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administra...
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