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Some Filipino Fishermen Decided To Trade Products With The Chinese

FILIPINO FISHERMEN – Because of the presence of Chinese marine vessels, some Filipino Fishermen just decided to barter products with them.

Previously, it was reported that the Chinese Coast Guard unblocked Panatag Shoal to allow Filipino Fishermen to fish in the area.

Filipino Fishermen 'Barters'
Photo taken from ABS-CBN News

Back in March 23 this year, the Chinese Coast Guard lifted a blockage keeping Filipino fishermen out of the Scarborough Shoal. This was after two former officials from the Philippines filed a complaint against Xi Jinping of China.

The two former officials: former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, reportedly brought the concern to the International Criminal Court or ICC.

Since the presence of Chinese marine vessels cannot be driven away by Filipino fishermen, they have decided to take matters lightly and traded products with them to avoid violent conflicts.

Fishermen Roderick Montemayor and Romulo Etac, reveals backstories of how they ended up trading products with the Chinese.

In a conversation with Chiara Zambrano last Thursday, April 11, the fishermen expressed their feelings and predicaments towards their current situation.

This is based on an article from ABS CBN News.

In their exclusive i-Bandila Mo interview, it was explained how the fishermen traded products with the Chinese and what products did they have in store.

Check out the full official coverage by ABS CBN News here.

Meanwhile, a group of Fishermen before, also sailed and fished on the Panatag Shoal recently. The group led by Benjamin Sumagunday, returned from the Shoal reporting that the area is no longer a rich source for fishing and that it could be overfished.

That is all there is to it, at least for now. We will post updates as soon as we got them.

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