𝘗𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘳 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘐𝘯𝘤 (𝘗𝘔𝘗𝘐)
𝗖𝗦𝗢 𝗡𝗘𝗧𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗞 𝗦𝗟𝗔𝗠𝗦 𝗖𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗘 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗖𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗡 𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗧, 𝗨𝗥𝗚𝗘𝗦 𝗙𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗖𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗭𝗘𝗡𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 𝗚𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧’𝗦 𝗖𝗟𝗔𝗜𝗠 𝗔𝗧 𝗪𝗣𝗦.
PMPI firmly supports the Philippines’ claim to the West Philippine Sea, as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This maritime territory holds immense importance for our nation, contributing significantly to food security, protecting nature, and preserving natural resources. This area is rich in fish, oil, and gas and is economically, environmentally, and strategically vital to the Philippines.
The longstanding dispute with China over sovereignty in the South China Sea, particularly in our exclusive economic zone (EEZ), has caused tensions affecting fishing rights, resource exploration and conservation, and the control of vital waterways. China’s construction of artificial islands and military installations has heightened concerns about regional stability and freedom of navigation.