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Military welcomes report stating PH fishers now fishing freely in Panatag Shoal

Nov 3, 2016 @ 16:48

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday, November 3, welcome reports claiming Filipino fishermen are able to fish without harassment in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal.

This development will allow these fisher folk to earn a decent livelihood again.

“On the issue of Bajo De Masinloc or Panatag Shoal, the AFP welcomes the recent development that have been monitored and we hope this continues in the interest of all those who are getting their livelihood out of the area,”AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said.

He added they will continue to monitor the situation in Panatag Shoal with the hope that Filipino fisherfolks will be able to fish freely in the area.

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