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[Philippines] China still rules over Scarborough Shoal, say Filipino fishermen

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发表于 2018-6-11 19:16 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
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MANILA - China still has a strong grip on Scarborough Shoal (Panatag Shoal), Filipino fishermen said Monday, even as Malacañang insists that the situation in the rich fishing ground has improved since President Duterte came to power., C3 k5 B- W9 O$ j
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Concerns over a renewed tension between China and the Philippines in the rich fishing ground grew last week after a television report showed Chinese coast guard personnel getting the catch of fishermen who pass by the shoal, located only 124 nautical miles off Zambales.3 [! b; h1 C6 a2 d$ x' `6 a
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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has downplayed the incident in the rocky outcrop, refusing to label it as “harassment.”. i" h: s( n* C" ^  z1 W

; j8 o% T9 S* F( r" E; `3 eRoque said no formal protest is needed against China since Manila and Beijing enjoy friendly ties under Duterte. He noted that since the President assumed power in 2016, Filipino fishermen were again allowed to fish in shoal following years of Chinese blockade under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III, who hailed China to a United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal.2 i2 I; A( y2 A$ |

, H- r, L- Z* i' pPinoy fishermen successfully return from Scarborough fishing trip
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But Filipino fishermen from Masinloc town in Zambales said China remains to have control over the shoal, dictating the movement of vessels with its fleet of coast guard ships in the area.8 F6 a' o5 h6 u$ ^( i1 l( d

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Romel Cejuela said Chinese coast guard personnel continue to block access of bigger Filipino fishing vessels to the shoal’s lagoon, where most of the best marine resources in the area can be caught.
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He said Filipinos are still allowed by the Chinese to enter the lagoon, but only using smaller fishing boats. He said this was not the case when he started fishing in Scarborough in early 2000s.$ u$ O( m( p! P. X2 y: S+ c% i
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The Philippine coast guard, in contrast, has no ships in the area, Cejuela said during a press briefing with Roque.4 q( r& \+ D8 R6 Y1 o$ b( c
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Cejuela, however, said the absence of Filipino authorities in the shoal may be better after all, as he said another standoff between the two countries might trigger China to bar Filipino fishermen from the area once again.2 K  q( v1 T' i# \$ i" D( t
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“Mabigat sa kalooban kaya pilit mong tanggapin kasi sila ang may power ngayon d'yan,” Cejuela said.+ r9 H6 X. _4 G" j7 O0 G
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(It’s against our will but we have to accept that since they are the ones who have power over the area.)1 m) ^* K, v- c  J
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CIGARETTES, NOODLES IN EXCHANGE FOR FISH
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Cejuela also sought government help in stopping Chinese coast guard personnel from getting their catch. He said some Chinese coast guard personnel would sometimes give water, cigarettes and food in exchange for their catch, but he said these were not enough to offset their loss.
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0 `/ s" s2 G& s) z: DAdded Roque: "Kada kinukuhanan sila ng isda, bibigyan sila ng noodles, sigarilyo at pinakaimportante, tubig, dahil parati silang nagkukulang sa tubig. 8 W2 R/ t/ E) ]: e* G: k
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(Everytime the Chinese coast guard get the fish from Filipino fishermen, they would exchange it with noodles, cigarettes and, more importantly, water, because they are always running out of water.)
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/ |! h/ N- K' J, f6 G- ?There had been reports last year of an emerging “barter” system between Filipino fishermen and Chinese coast guardsmen, but it was only this year that the Filipinos lamented that they were on the losing end of this system.% Y6 R, @# D* {. J) V) p
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At strategic shoal, China asserts power through control, and concessions
4 T3 L$ F( w* p( j9 `Roque said the situation where the Chinese controls access to the lagoon is still better compared to what it was under the previous administration, where Filipino fishermen were totally barred from entering the shoal and sometimes chased away by Chinese coast guard water canons. He added this practice would also help prevent “overfishing” in the area.
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( x6 H8 Q5 Y% ]- b! gHe also described the actions of the “rotten” Chinese coast guard personnel as a “small incident” that should not affect the overall ties of the Philippines and China.; c. y) v$ D6 j: M, ]
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“China should discipline its rotten coast guard personnel. This is not acceptable, [but] I would not say it was harassment. You know what harassment is? During the time of President Aquino,” Roque said./ f/ m) w) x, [! X5 \3 K9 u7 a/ f1 n
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He added the Chinese coast guard’s actions do not represent Beijing’s official policy, citing the promise of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Duterte to finally allow Filipino fishermen to harvest from the shoal.! i- ^- W! ]! E( J2 S! Z$ w# v

: f: q4 w' j  [2 d+ U9 iScarborough was the site of a 2012 standoff between the Philippines and China, when Manila sent its biggest warship to chase off Chinese poachers. China then gained effective control of the shoal after Manila withdrew its vessel. It then started blocking Filipino fishermen from the shoal.
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The Chinese blockade was one of the reasons the Philippines went to the arbitral tribunal. Roque, then an activist lawyer, also helped fishermen like Cejuela file a complaint against China before the United Nations.# W7 G4 `# O4 N9 L7 g" ~2 {
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The shoal is a potential flashpoint in the disputed sea, as maritime experts say Beijing is eyeing to build another artificial island there to fully cement its control of the vital waterway.9 {4 i& v) V: C5 }) c$ t
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Manila has declared any Chinese reclamation on the shoal as a “red line.”
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 楼主| 发表于 2018-6-11 19:21 | 显示全部楼层
Cayetano: DFA acting on shoal harassment
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$ {! U4 O& t; P3 ]( Z0 Z0 Ghttp://globalnation.inquirer.net ... ng-shoal-harassment
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4 E8 J+ W  c( P  ~4 F/ xBy: Marlon Ramos - Reporter / @MRamosINQ Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:27 AM June 11, 2018
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The Duterte administration is “taking all diplomatic action” in dealing with the reported harassment of Filipino fishermen by Chinese Coast Guard personnel at Panatag Shoal, according to Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano.+ C7 d" r& ^# O! i; d
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Cayetano on Sunday thanked GMA Network for its report, with a video showing Filipino fishermen, who had spent days fishing at Panatag, watching helplessly as two Chinese coast guards make off with their prime catch.
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: o1 u8 N3 T$ h3 |“[It’s] important for us that our fishermen are able to report complaints like this so that we can act on it right away,” he told reporters in an interview at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where he welcomed distressed Filipino workers returning from the United Arab Emirates.) `3 Z$ V9 C: u2 s2 _7 `0 e9 G- ^; [

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“We are assuring you that we are taking all diplomatic action. Look at the results, not just the steps taken,” he said.' J/ G) [/ I( B5 m3 b4 X

" ^5 v: l! X* h: Q  w- ]. c4 B- R$ |“Why do you do protest? Why do you do diplomatic action? Because you want results. This administration is focusing on the results,” he added.: A8 Y! G8 D/ ]. y; l' u- R0 \

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Cayetano, however, did not specify the diplomatic action the government was taking following the report of the harassment, which the fishermen said had been happening for some time.
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4 @  [; |) E; z3 {. R  J% L; lSen. Gregorio Honasan II on Sunday urged the government to verify the report and protest the harassment.. S  w4 [5 G% P, y
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He said President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jinhua could take up the matter with Chinese President Xi Jinping.' [5 O$ J8 ~  O

5 R6 G9 w6 H! B* W4 RBut Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the acts of Chinese coast guards were not those of the Chinese president.
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7 j- I! R/ i( u4 vA diplomatic protest may not be called for, Sotto said.
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, c8 s1 X! u) L1 q! v) _/ i“We can have a dialogue. Like, if pirates were the ones who attacked, where would we take [our complaint]? It’s not that easy to protest every little thing,” he said.2 B4 p1 g; I6 s, H( k* s* n
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Sotto also said it was foolhardy to quarrel with China, considering it “controls” the national power grid, referring to the 40-percent stake of State Grid Corp. of China in the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines.. `; g0 _: k# L
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But Sen. Richard Gordon said the government should lodge a protest with China, as the Chinese coast guards were “preying on the helpless fishermen who are merely trying to make a living.”
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Cayetano said he and Foreign Undersecretary Ernesto Abella had already spoken separately with Zhao regarding the matter, which acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said should prompt the Philippines to lodge another case against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.9 Z% h8 r, B: q- n; c% Z
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But Cayetano seemed to be content with the assurance given by Zhao.0 x- C# i: ], }- ?' ]
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“We were assured by the Chinese ambassador that they will apply the law very harshly against the violators,” he said, without explaining which law had been violated." c& Y, Z3 P6 i$ ]& U
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“We already had an agreement with them that the fishermen should be able to freely fish there. The only exception [is] the protected areas,” he added.7 X& X: A! C: u+ ]4 K
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Cayetano said the lagoon at Panatag—internationally known as Scarborough Shoal—was the spawning ground for various species of fish and giant clams.
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According to Cayetano, both Beijing and Manila were considering setting up a “complaint system” to handle reports of harassment committed by the Chinese Coast Guard against Filipino fishermen.
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While the Filipino fishermen interviewed by GMA News reporter Jun Veneracion accused the Chinese Coast Guard of seizing their catch, Cayetano said some local fishermen were actually known to sell their catch or exchange their fish for other goods with the Chinese.
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& g& y, m- L) XThe foreign secretary also blasted Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano for claiming that President Duterte had directed the military to stop patrolling the West Philippine Sea “because nothing will happen anyway.”
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Alejano said on Saturday that he received the information from sources in the military and that Mr. Duterte gave the order last year.
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' h2 U' A) S$ O$ |) JA compromise was struck, however, allowing for one patrol a month, but this has been hardly carried out, he added.
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5 B' Y1 i! _: v$ i“This is a blatant lie,” Cayetano said on Sunday. “I don’t know if he fell for a bum steer or if he was just misleading us so he will be in the news after he announced his plan to run as senator,” Cayetano said.
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) L1 ?' U- \+ _5 ?( f  w& uHe said military officials had denied the supposed order from Mr. Duterte. —WITH REPORTS FROM DJ YAP AND ANTHONY Q. ESGUERRA
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 楼主| 发表于 2018-6-11 19:22 | 显示全部楼层
China to apply law vs. ‘violators’ at Scarborough Shoal: DFA) A7 p7 g/ J- R4 z3 B- z
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ByPTV News - CDPosted on June 10, 2018
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! Q% n. [, z4 a$ U0 c( H7 [MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Chinese government assured the Philippines that it will “apply the law very harshly” to violators of the fishing agreement at the Bajo de Masinloc (BDM) or the Scarborough Shoal, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Sunday.
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( Y6 p0 L: G/ P2 l9 b9 g1 U% P9 ZCayetano said the issue was already raised by DFA Undersecretary Ernesto Abella during a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua.
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3 ?/ A# ]/ h7 S5 Y: r# NCayetano said he had also discussed the subject with the envoy during the 17th Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day on Saturday.
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While he did not elaborate on the issue, the foreign affairs chief said he got an assurance that China will apply the “law” very harshly to violators.6 w. c# _8 S8 t7 s6 C; d) T5 Z( H

* \* `5 \$ w( \/ k. H$ z/ L“We have an agreement with them that all fishermen are free, except on protected areas because of ecology and the environment — like the lagoon at the Scarborough Shoal, that’s the spawning ground for fishes, or the giant clams you see — if they are taken by Filipinos or Chinese people, there will really be apprehension,” he said in Filipino., q& a" Y- z" U+ M0 z

0 e) f3 M2 }  N3 F: V& x5 hCayetano said the two parties are now studying the establishment of a complaint system so that all nationalities that have the right to fish within the Scarborough Shoal area can air their concerns directly.' T6 F- T" W' g( L1 G
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$ `4 x" B( t: a3 h9 @* ~* FCayetano likewise urged the fishermen to report immediately such “incidents” to proper authorities, “so that they can act right away.”
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+ G- i/ D% @5 J; l* y" Y“Let me assure the fishermen that we are doing everything, that both sides have assured that at the traditional fishing grounds, we will be able to fish undisturbed, now if there are incidents, nangyayari talaga ‘to (this really happens), report it to us at kami ‘di rin naman itatago ‘to sa media (we will not hide this from the media),” he stressed, adding that the government also wants to get to the bottom of the issue.
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# ~& q6 {2 R' h% a" dRolly Bernal, a fisherman from Masinloc, Zambales, for his part said he hopes that the assurance made by the Chinese government will take effect immediately.# c' O6 Q+ f( {4 S  s. s- ?! `

) F( |+ X, v0 ^1 p  h" V7 @# _  [“Our only call here is for the government to solve this problem — the harassment of the Chinese coast guard, and for us to be able to fish freely,” he told the Philippine News Agency in an interview Sunday./ Q- \" w6 d$ u2 u' w, v% ~9 {" @

& \* f" t9 `5 t! Y, @“I hope the Chinese coast guards stop approaching our boats and take our catch, that’s what we, fishermen, want,” he said in Filipino.
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Following a standoff between China and the Philippines in 2012, Filipino fishermen were prevented from fishing in the area. It was only in 2016 when the two states were thawing frozen ties and when President Rodrigo Duterte expressed concern over the issue that fishermen were allowed to operate back at the Scarborough Shoal. (Joyce Ann L. Rocamora/PNA)
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 楼主| 发表于 2018-6-11 19:23 | 显示全部楼层
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che 发表于 2018-6-11 19:232 z1 ~" ?9 {* j8 R" z' |2 r
视频
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTcgawzXTRk
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不用梯子看不了的
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 楼主| 发表于 2018-6-11 22:58 | 显示全部楼层
买席梦思 发表于 2018-6-11 19:357 D) l3 ^0 t4 V* W
不用梯子看不了的

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che 发表于 2018-6-11 22:58
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: T% U. c# ^- f: g7 _* v) _. K谢谢,辛苦你了!
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