Political Security

Title:

 Philippines, Chinese coast guards hold maritime exercises

Author:

Evelyn Macairan

Source:

The Philippine Star

Date:

August 22, 2017

Description:

MANILA, Philippines - Despite China’s creeping occupation of land features within Philippine waters, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has embarked on a joint maritime law enforcement operation with its Chinese counterpart in accordance with President Duterte’s instructions. PCG spokesman Commander Armand Balilo said that since President Duterte’s visit to China last year, the PCG has established better rapport with the Chinese Coast Guard, while maintaining good relations with the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

Tags: Philippines-China Relations, Duterte Foreign Policy, Philippine Coast Guard, PH and Chinese Coast Guard Joint Exercises, Philippines-China Joint Exercises