The Palawan Sangguniang Panlalawigan has denounced the unilateral declaration of China of a fishing ban in the South China Sea covering parts of the West Philippine Sea.
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Masbate Board Member Jason Arevalo took a swipe against the president after backing out from the debate against former SC Justice Antonio Carpio regarding the West Philippine Sea.
Masbate Board Member Jason Arevalo said that treating the arbitral award which confirmed the Philippines' position in the West Philippine Sea as a mere scrap of paper is a betrayal of the country's national interest.
Masbate Senior Provincial Board Member Jason Arevalo echoed the statements of former SC Justice Antonio Carpio in saying that the West Philippine Sea is not in the possession of China.
Palawan 1st district Rep. Franz "Chicoy" Alvarez has condemned the continued presence of Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea, saying that these boats are here to "to seek more areas to occupy."
Amid the onslaught of Typhoon Rolly, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is reminding Bicolanos that Mayon Volcano is still at Alert Level 1.
Masbate Senior Provincial Board Member Jason Arevalo said the assertion of President Rodrigo Duterte of the Hague ruling before the United Nations is a "step in the right direction."
Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato told the Armed Forces of the Philippines to uphold the country's interest in the West Philippine Sea at all times.
Senatorial bet Juan Ponce Enrile urged the government to address the unrestricted entry of Chinese fishing vessels inside the West Philippine Sea.
The Palawan Provincial Board has approved resolutions expressing support to measures pending at the Senate and the House of Representatives.