On Sunday, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said that the Philippines and China have concurred that PH fishermen can uninhibitedly explore the South China Sea. Fishermen ought to be allowed to angle in the West Philippine Sea aside from in marine ensured territories, the secretary mentioned.

His announcement comes after a video broadcast on GMA-7 indicated individuals from China's drift protect boarding the pontoons of Filipino anglers supposedly to snatch their catch on Scarborough Shoal.

Images from Alan Peter Cayetano & FFE Magazine

He said that '[PH and China] have an understanding that anglers ought to be free'. Cayetano said that Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua has guaranteed the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) that violators will be caught. Cayetano told journalists at the airplane terminal in the wake of inviting no less than 100 upset vagrant specialists from the United Arab Emirates, "the Chinese Ambassador has guaranteed us that they will apply the law cruelly to the violators". Cayetano did not indicate which law he was alluding to.

While he said thanks to the media for uncovering the charged badgering episode, Cayetano communicated questions on Congressmen Gary Alejano's statement that individuals from the Chinese drift protect constantly annoy Filipino anglers by taking their best catch. He said it's presumable that Filipino anglers were offering or bargaining their best catch comfortable ocean.

Cayetano asked Filipinos to specifically report provocation episodes to the DFA 'so they can follow up on it immediately'. The secretary prior said the Philippines has documented no less than hundred challenges against China, however the DFA declined to unveil more data on the issue.