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Lawmaker pushes measure countering China’s regulation in WPS

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Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) – February 18, 2021 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A Home chief pushed yesterday for a measure to counter China’s new regulation imposing its claims on disputed areas within the West Philippine Sea.

However as an alternative of a measure like China’s regulation permitting its coast guard to fireplace on international vessels getting into disputed waters, the invoice filed by Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez seeks to outline the Philippines’ maritime areas and territory for China to take discover of such delineation.

Rodriguez urged fellow legislators to assist his Home Invoice 6156, or “An Act declaring and defining the maritime zones underneath the jurisdiction of the Philippines.”

“I’m urging the Home management to take up and approve the invoice which is able to strengthen our place on the West Philippine Sea. This may counter the Chinese language regulation permitting its coast guard to fireplace at perceived intruders in your entire South China Sea, which illegally contains our West Philippine Sea,” Rodriguez stated.

His proposed definition of the nation’s maritime territory contains the Chinese language-occupied Scarborough or Panatag Shoal off Zambales and Pangasinan, domestically referred to as Bajo de Masinloc, a conventional fishing floor of Filipinos.

The Chinese language Coast Guard routinely patrols this space, which Beijing seized in 2012 after a standoff between Chinese language and Philippine Coast Guard vessels.

Filipino fishermen have expressed fears they is likely to be fired upon by Chinese language patrols.

The Division of Overseas Affairs (DFA) has protested the enactment of the Chinese language regulation permitting its Coast Guard to fireplace on international vessels within the South China Sea, together with the West Philippine Sea, which it claims as a part of its territory.

In HB 6156, Rodriguez stated the Philippines, as a signatory and get together to the 1982 United Nations Conference on the Legislation of the Sea (UNCLOS), “acknowledges the institution of assorted maritime zones and jurisdiction of coastal states, together with its personal, over which sovereignty and appurtenant sovereign rights may be exercised.”

“Thus, the nation workout routines sovereignty over its inside waters, archipelagic waters, territorial sea and airspace over it, in addition to its seabed and subsoil in accordance with UNCLOS and different present legal guidelines and treaties,” he stated.

He added that the Philippines additionally workout routines sovereign rights over its “contiguous zone, unique financial zone and continental shelf, together with the fitting to discover and exploit dwelling and nonliving, natural or nonorganic assets.”

The Home chief identified that UNCLOS permits party-states to outline their maritime territory.

Beneath the Rodriguez invoice, apart from its inside and archipelagic waters and territorial sea, the nation’s maritime territory contains its 200-mile unique financial zone (EEZ) that’s measured from its shoreline and continental shelf.

A big a part of the Philippine EEZ is being claimed by China, which has reworked some disputed islets in that space into navy installations.

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