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President Rodrigo Duterte's stronger words on the sea dispute so far revolve around one specific part of the West Philippine Sea – Pag-asa Island. Here's why it's special to him.
Of utmost primacy is the protection of the hard-earned gains of the Filipino people as handed down by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Arbitral Tribunal
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Filipino residents in Pag-asa Island continue to enjoy access to the 3 sandbars but they cannot 'occupy' them based on an agreement between the Philippines and China
UPDATED Philippine Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says he got this assurance from a reliable source
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the presence of Chinese ships in Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island does not count as invasion