The Philippine vessel that was hit by a Chinese ship near Reed Bank. Photo: AP

Chinese vessel mainly to blame for sinking of Philippine boat in South China Sea, but Filipino crew had ‘deficiencies’: leaked report

  • The Philippine ship did not have a proper lookout and had too many crew aboard, according to the report
  • President Duterte has been criticised for downplaying the June 9 incident, but a new statement from the palace is similar to the report’s conclusion
Topic |   The Philippines

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The Philippine vessel that was hit by a Chinese ship near Reed Bank. Photo: AP
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Demonstrators in Manila hold an anti-China protest after a collision between a Philippine and Chinese vessel in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

Duterte-Xi deal on China fishing in Philippine waters ‘not enforceable’: foreign secretary Locsin

  • The Philippine president claimed last month he could not go back on a verbal deal he made with the Chinese leader in 2016
  • But his comments appear to have been contradicted by his own foreign secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jnr
Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte

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Demonstrators in Manila hold an anti-China protest after a collision between a Philippine and Chinese vessel in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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