Solon: Increased US presence in WPS to deter Chinese incursions

DEPUTY Speaker Rufus Rodriguez (PMP-CDP, Cagayan de Oro City) yesterday urged the United States to conduct more frequent freedom of navigation (FON) operations or patrols in the West Philippine Sea, saying this would deter Chinese incursions in the area.

The lawmaker was reacting to a report from the US Navy that one of its carrier strike groups entered the South China Sea last April 4 amid strong protests from the Philippines on the presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels at the Juan Felipe Reef, which is inside the Philippine 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ).…

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