6 months Lorenzana to clarify with Chinese envoy passage of Chinese aircraft carrier in Sibutu Strait MB
By Martin Sadongdong Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assured Monday that he will clarify from Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua whether or not Chinese aircraft carrier CV-16 Liaoning did pass through Sibutu Strait in Tawi-Tawi recently without informing Philippine authorities. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN) Lorenzana reiterated that Zhao initially denied Liaoning’s possible intrusion in the Philippine waters when they met during the opening of the 18th Congress last July 22. However, the Defense Chief said Colonel Camilo Balutan, commander of Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi, admitted to seeing “other Chinese warships” passing through the Sibutu Strait in at ... more