The Philippines has ramped up its rhetoric in recent weeks in defiance of what it says is threatening behaviour by Chinese vessels in its mile Exclusive Economic Zone EEZ , despite four years of rapprochement with historic rival China. Philippine military officials said the "Balikatan" shoulder-to-shoulder war games that end on April 23 will involve drills in tabletop and simulation form rather than field training. The announcement came after the two countries' defence secretaries held a phone call to discuss the drills, the situation in the South China Sea, and recent regional security developments. He did not elaborate. Tensions over the resource-rich sea have spiked in recent weeks after hundreds of Chinese vessels were detected at Whitsun Reef, which is also in the Spratly archipelago.
Dagat Kanlurang Pilipinas
Social Issues: Territorial Dispute in the West Philippine Sea - Term Paper
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West Philippine Sea
Sang ayon ako sayo. Atin ang west Philippine sea, Hindi sa kanila. Binabase natin ito sa EEZ.
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