7 months Gatchalian: As a ‘friend’, China should let Filipino fishermen in Panatag MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola If China is indeed a “friend” to the Philippines, it should not prevent Filipino fishermen from going to the Panatag or Scarborough Shoal, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Saturday. Gatchalian said Filipino fishermen should not be barred from fishing at the waters off Masinloc, Zambales. Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian (FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN) The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) earlier advised fishermen to refrain from going to the Panatag Shoal to supposedly prevent tension with Chinese coast guards, who were reported anew to have been harassing local fishermen. The chair of the Senate Committee ... more