PHILIPPINES WILL CONTINUE FLYING PLANES OVER AIRSPACE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

According to a statement by Philippines President Benigno Aquino yesterday, the Philippines will continue to fly in airspace that the PRC claims for itself in the South China Sea.

“We will still fly the routes that we fly based on international law and the various agreements and treaties we have entered into through various decades,” said Aquino.

The Philippines, he said, hoped that China would exercise restraint even though it seeks to stake claims over the airspace over disputed islands in the South China Sea.

“We would not want to think that one nation will single us out because it has yet to declare an ADIZ (Air Defence Identification Zone) covering routes that our carriers use.”

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