The West Philippine Sea is the term Manila uses to describe the eastern parts of the South China Sea that are within its exclusive economic zone and territorial waters. Photo: AFP
The West Philippine Sea is the term Manila uses to describe the eastern parts of the South China Sea that are within its exclusive economic zone and territorial waters. Photo: AFP

US-Philippine drills come under protest by fisherfolk amid South China Sea tensions

  • Filipino fisherfolk raise concerns over the country’s military drills with the US in the South China Sea
  • Manila says the exercises would focus on enhancing coastal defences and were not directed against any country

The West Philippine Sea is the term Manila uses to describe the eastern parts of the South China Sea that are within its exclusive economic zone and territorial waters. Photo: AFP
The West Philippine Sea is the term Manila uses to describe the eastern parts of the South China Sea that are within its exclusive economic zone and territorial waters. Photo: AFP
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