More Chinese Incursions Reported, as Survey Ships Spotted in Reed Bank

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that Chinese survey ships were spotted in the disputed Reed Bank, which contains up to 100 million barrels of oil. The area is in the South China Sea and has been the subject of oil exploration contracts that have been suspended due to the dispute. Defense officials added that more Chinese incursions have been observed even in Surigao Strait in Mindanao, where a sailor was dropped off for…

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