PH firm: Chinese coast guard ‘rudely took’ rocket debris


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THE Philippines maintains its position that the Chinese coast guard "rudely took" the floating debris that the naval forces recovered off the waters of Pagasa island near Palawan, based on the military's statement, the Department of National Defense said late Monday. Senior Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr., DND officer in charge, issued a statement after Beijing denied that its own coast guard forcibly took the object by cutting the Philippine vessel's towing line and blocking the Filipino ship. The Chinese foreign ministry's version of the incident was that the object was taken by its coast guard after a "friendly consultation" with...