PCG bares what transpired in maritime operation to drive away Chinese vessels 

Philippine Coast Guard patrolling the Sabina Shoal

THIS IS OURS Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel aboard BRP Cabra monitor Chinese vessels at Sabina Shoal west of Palawan province in this photo taken by the PCG on April 27. The Filipino crew informed the Chinese that they were inside the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. The Chinese ships left as Cabra approached them. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Lawyer and Philippine Coast Guard personnel Gretch Mary Acuario narrated the events that transpired in their maritime operation that led to the reported dispersal of Chinese vessels in Sabina Shoal part of the West Philippine Sea.

In an exclusive interview with Radyo Inquirer, Acuario said the crew of BRP Cabra approached the foreign vessel to ask for certain information, but instead of responding, the seven foreign vessels dispersed.


The Polytechnic University of the Philippines-College of Law graduate said she is honored to be part of the actions to protect the country’s exclusive economic zone.

Sabina Shoal, which is the nearest to El Nido, Palawan, is part of the BRP Cabra’s area of patrol, according to Acuario.


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