A music video the Chinese embassy in Manila says is aimed at celebrating a “new era of partnership” between the Philippines and China amid the coronavirus outbreak was lambasted on Saturday by outraged Filipinos. The video of the song, Iisang Dagat ( One Sea ), was released on social media by the Chinese embassy on Friday. Since then, it has received at least 65,000 dislike votes and angry reactions by Filipinos who criticised the video’s imagery of a sea shared by both countries, contrary to the situation in the disputed South China Sea . Philippines expresses concern after China-Vietnam incident in South China Sea According to the Chinese embassy, the song is “dedicated to those who contributed to our fight against the epidemic from both countries, especially the China Medical Expert Team [that visited] the Philippines”. The lyrics were written by Chinese ambassador Huang Xilian, and performed by a group including a Chinese diplomat, the vice-governor of Camarines Sur, a Filipino-Chinese singer and an actor from China. A part of the song reads: “You and I are in the same sea, your love keeps me company. I won’t let go of your hand. We have a bright future ahead.” The song triggered a wave of anger among Filipinos online, with the hashtag #Chexitph trending on Saturday. “The nerve of China to release this propaganda video in the middle of [the] pandemic. West Philippine Sea is ours,” one user said, referring to the disputed area by its Philippine name. “There is no ‘one sea’ or Iisang Dagat. West Philippine Sea is OURS and China has no business saying it's for everyone,” said another tweet. “Not after they point their guns and warships at our vessels and fishermen.” Others referred to the perceived lack of action by the Duterte government over the territorial tensions. “The PH govt may be wavering in this issue but the Filipino people continue to stand against threats to our sovereignty,” a Twitter user said. What scrapping Philippines-US military pact means for South China Sea The South China Sea , one of the world’s busiest waterways, is subject to several overlapping territorial disputes involving Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, as well as China, which claims about 80 per cent of the resource-rich sea based on a U-shaped “nine-dashed line”. In 2016, the Philippines won a case in the Permanent Court of Arbitration invalidating China’s claims to almost the entire stretch of sea. China does not recognise the ruling. Meanwhile, the Philippines’ Department of Health on Saturday reported 102 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the national tally to 7,294. It also recorded 17 additional deaths, bringing the death toll to 494. The coronavirus outbreak is likely to send the Philippine economy into its first contraction in more than two decades this year, before it pulls back up for a U-shaped recovery in 2021, the central bank governor said on Saturday. Key cities in the Philippines , among the fastest growing economies in Asia during the pre-pandemic period, have been under strict quarantine measures since mid-March. President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday extended a strict lockdown in the capital Manila and key cities until May 15 to try to contain the spread of the Covid-19 disease.