2 weeks Gatchalian optimistic China won’t meddle in WPS oil, gas search MB
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, has expressed optimism that China would not interfere with oil and gas drillings in the contested West Philippine Sea (WPS) because of existing good diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian(Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) China knows that the Philippines is in dire need of oil and gas, he stressed. Gatchalian said tension rose between Vietnam and China after the former started oil drilling in its EEZ. He said that there about 30 live service contracts ready to drill in the Philippines’ ... more