Senators move to pass Philippine maritime zones law to stop China’s bullying


Philippine Navy warships BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and BRP Jose Rizal, along with the USS Gabriel Gifford conduct tactical manoeuvres in the West Philippine Sea on Nov 23, 2023. - Armed Forces of the Philippines

MANILA: Senators are seeking an end to China’s continued bullying with the passage of the proposed Philippine maritime zones law.

Senate Bill No. 2492 was elevated to the Senate floor on Tuesday (Nov 28) by the chamber’s special committee on Philippine maritime and admiralty zones through its chairman, Senator Francis Tolentino.

Nine senators authored the measure, namely Tolentino, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., JV Ejercito, Jinggoy Estrada, Risa Hontiveros, Loren Legarda, Joel Villanueva, Sherwin Gatchalian, Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, and Raffy Tulfo.

“It is now the time for Congress, particularly the Senate of the Philippines, to stand up for what is ours and take this fundamental step in ensuring that our national interests in Philippine waters are protected, by passing this law that will ‘govern the seas and resources of the Philippines for generations to come,’” Tolentino said in a speech when he endorsed the measure for plenary approval. - Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Philippines , maritime , laws , senate

   

Next In Aseanplus News

State Syariah criminal laws remain in force until declared invalid, Parliament told
North Korea has sent 6,700 containers of munitions to Russia, South Korea says
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan, wife indicted on graft charges
Record-breaking projections light up Tokyo skyscraper
Soccer-South Korea picks Hwang Sun-hong as interim coach to replace Klinsmann
'Kill switch' law in the works to stop scam transactions, Parliament told
Firefighters and helicopters halt huge Chiang Mai forest fire
Philippine navy marks ‘interference’ in its ‘electronic capabilities’ in South China Sea
Thai woman nabbed in Cambodia for allegedly assisting in murder of Tawanese man
New HIV infections increase in Laos

Others Also Read