Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, during a campaign rally on Monday. Photo: Reuters
Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, during a campaign rally on Monday. Photo: Reuters

Philippines’ Marcos Jnr wants military presence to ‘defend’ South China Sea waters

  • In TV debate presidential candidate floats idea of navy ships or coastguard vessels in long-disputed waterway to allow fishermen to fish freely
  • Marcos also says he would not prioritise military resolution and would have to ‘walk very fine line’ between defence treaty ally US and China

Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, during a campaign rally on Monday. Photo: Reuters
Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, during a campaign rally on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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