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RP pulls out vessels from Scarborough 06/17/2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

RP pulls out vessels from Scarborough

06/17/2012
President Aquino has ordered all Philippine vessels engaged in a maritime standoff with China to pull out from the disputed Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal, citing bad weather, a Foreign Affairs official said.

Aquino ordered a Coast Guard patrol vessel and a fisheries bureau survey ship out of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea on Friday night, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario yesterday said.

“Last night, President Aquino ordered both of our ships to return to port due to increasing bad weather,” he said in a statement.

“When weather improves, a re-evaluation will be made,” Del Rosario added.... MORE

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