Philippines redeploys supply boats to disputed South China Sea shoal after China blockade

The Philippine military defiantly redeployed two supply boats on Monday to provide food to Filipino marines guarding a disputed shoal in the South China Sea after the Chinese coastguard used water cannons to forcibly turn the boats away in an assault last week that drew angry condemnation and warnings from Manila.Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the two civilian wooden-hulled boats carrying navy personnel left western Palawan province and should reach the marines stationed on a navy ship…


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