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Philippine military chief visits South China Sea island

2015-05-12 08:45:40       source:Yahoo News

May 11, 2015

"The Philippines' military chief flew to a Filipino-occupied island in the South China Sea on Monday and vowed to defend the territory and help develop tourism and marine resources there amid disputes with China.

Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, accompanied by journalists and other military officials, said he visited Pag-asa Island to establish that the island is part of western Palawan province and "therefore Pag-asa is a territory of the Republic of the Philippines." The island's international name is Thitu, and Chinese name is Zhongye."

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