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Duterte to declare disputed area a no-fishing zone for all

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by November 22, 2016 World News

 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to issue a formal order declaring a sprawling lagoon in a disputed South China Sea shoal a maritime sanctuary where Filipinos and Chinese will be prohibited from fishing, officials said in a statement Monday.

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said Duterte relayed his plan to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the just-concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Peru. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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