By saying that the conflicting maritime claims of the Philippines and China over Ayungin Shoal is a “gray area,” President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. contradicted the assertions of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) that the 2016 arbitral court decision had declared the area as […]
Categories Editor's Pick FACT CHECK NED FC South China Sea: Waters of Contention
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Ang Ayungin Shoal ay isang low-tide elevation na hindi maaaring angkinin o maging paksa ng isang sovereignty claim sa ilalim ng international law. Malinaw na nakasaad sa final at binding award sa South China Sea arbitration noong Hulyo 12, 2016 na ang Ayungin Shoal ay “nasa loob ng exclusive economic zone at continental shelf ng Pilipinas” kung saan ang Pilipinas ay may sovereign rights at hurisdiksyon, sinabi ng Department of Foreign Affairs sa isang pahayag, na sinang-ayunan ng National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea.
Categories FACT CHECK NED FC South China Sea: Waters of Contention
VERA FILES FACT CHECK: China’s foreign ministry spokesman falsely claims Ayungin Shoal is part of China
Ayungin Shoal, internationally known as Second Thomas Shoal and called Ren’ai Reef by China, is part of the 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and continental shelf of the Philippines, according to the July 12, 2016 decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.