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Philippines military chief vows to defend island in South China Sea

2015-05-13 09:18:22       source:the Guardian

May 12, 2015

The Philippines’ military chief flew to an island occupied by his country 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.

General 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 in China it is called Zhongye."

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