Philippines cheers growing outcry over South China Sea


MANILA: The Philippines Sunday hailed what it termed growing international support for its efforts to counter China’s claims to most of the South China Sea.

The comments from a presidential spokesman came as the U.S. Pacific Fleet released photographs of its commander in a surveillance flight over the sea, where tension is rising between Manila and Beijing.

Herminio Coloma, spokesman for President Benigno Aquino, said that “there are additional voices supporting our move for a peaceful resolution to the debate over… the South China Sea.”

He said many nations agreed that the dispute “must go through legal process as signatories to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.”


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