Philippine coast guard personnel patrol the sea off Maracanao Island in Palawan province. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard / AFP
Philippine coast guard personnel patrol the sea off Maracanao Island in Palawan province. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard / AFP

Marcos touts ties with ‘good friend’ Beijing as Philippines issues new South China Sea protest

  • The President-elect said cooperation with others, including ‘strongest partner’ China, would hasten his country’s economic recovery
  • His comments came as the foreign ministry lodged a fresh diplomatic protest against China’s maritime activities within Manila’s 200-mile exclusive economic zone

Philippine coast guard personnel patrol the sea off Maracanao Island in Palawan province. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard / AFP
Philippine coast guard personnel patrol the sea off Maracanao Island in Palawan province. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard / AFP
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