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Filipino-Chinese ocean camaraderie fades amid row By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/13/2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Filipino-Chinese ocean camaraderie fades amid row

By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/13/2012
Threats, harassment and fear have replaced ocean camaraderie between Filipino and Chinese fishermen following the ongoing standoff at Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal.

While Filipino fishermen still ply their trade at Scarborough Shoal about 230 kilometers from the coastal town of Masinloc in Zambales province, they say rifle-brandishing Chinese personnel on rubber boats are intimidating them.

Shortly after returning from two weeks at the shoal, crewmen from a 15-meter long outrigger, said the Chinese shadowed them whenever they sought to fish inside the shoal..... MORE

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