Philippine coastguard personnel aboard the BRP Cabra monitor Chinese vessels anchored at Sabina Shoal, a South China Sea outcrop claimed by both Manila and Beijing. Photo: AFP Philippine coastguard personnel aboard the BRP Cabra monitor Chinese vessels anchored at Sabina Shoal, a South China Sea outcrop claimed by both Manila and Beijing. Photo: AFP
Philippine coastguard personnel aboard the BRP Cabra monitor Chinese vessels anchored at Sabina Shoal, a South China Sea outcrop claimed by both Manila and Beijing. Photo: AFP

Philippines has a secret weapon in its South China Sea tussle with Beijing: the female voice

  • Female radio operators dubbed Angels of the Sea will be tasked with keeping vessels from China and elsewhere out of Philippine-claimed territory
  • Scheme’s creator says Asians’ matriarchal mindset means their voices will carry the authority of a wife or mother. But some feminists aren’t impressed

Topic |   China-Philippines relations
Philippine coastguard personnel aboard the BRP Cabra monitor Chinese vessels anchored at Sabina Shoal, a South China Sea outcrop claimed by both Manila and Beijing. Photo: AFP Philippine coastguard personnel aboard the BRP Cabra monitor Chinese vessels anchored at Sabina Shoal, a South China Sea outcrop claimed by both Manila and Beijing. Photo: AFP
Philippine coastguard personnel aboard the BRP Cabra monitor Chinese vessels anchored at Sabina Shoal, a South China Sea outcrop claimed by both Manila and Beijing. Photo: AFP
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