Duterte Bans Fishing in Scarborough Lagoon

The administration announced that President Rodrigo Duterte would declare the lagoon in the disputed Scarborough Shoal as a marine sanctuary where no fishing would be allowed. Ironically, however, Filipino fishermen are already barred from fishing in the area by Chinese coast guard ships. While the warming of relations between the two countries has allowed local fishermen back in the area, they are still restricted from entering the said…

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