AFP validating Chinese intrusion reports off Pagasa Island

By , on August 15, 2017


FILE PHOTO/Flag of the Philippine Armed Forces (Photo by The original uploader was Trajano Cabrales at Wikipedia , Public Domain)
FILE PHOTO/Flag of the Philippine Armed Forces (Photo by The original uploader was Trajano Cabrales at Wikipedia , Public Domain)

MANILA — The military is verifying reports regarding alleged Chinese activities near Pagasa Island.

This was emphasized by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo following Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano’s revelations of such during the Depatment of National Defense’s budget hearing on Monday (Aug. 14).

In the same meeting, Alejano claimed that China is planning to occupy sandbars off the western side of Pagasa Island following several sightings of Chinese vessels.

Arevalo said the AFP will not issue any other comment until they verified the said information. (PNA)