Chinese Coast Guard once again chased a Philippine vessel with government troops on a resupply mission to Ayungin Shoal, ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol says in an exclusive report. Two Chinese vessels blew their horns and sounded their sirens calling on the Filipino troops, however, they did not block the Philippine vessel.
The mission turned out to be successful. Government forces on the resupply mission found the deployed troops in Ayungin Shoal based at BRP Sierra Madre on high spirits.
China has continued presence in West Philippine Sea and is conducting massive reclamation activities in number of disputed reefs.
Department of National Defense spokesman Peter Galvez said China’a reclamation activities “will continue to cause the occurrence of miscalculation or accidents. It becomes higher because of their insistence and their continuous aggressive stance in the region. This is a very serious concern.”