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Cong. Zia Alonto Adiong Stands Up for Pinoy Fishermen

It was a showdown at the joint public hearing led by Cong. Zia Alonto Adiong, where the Special Committee on the West Philippine Sea and the Committee on National Defense took center stage. As the Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on National Defense, the Politiko lent his ears to the voices of fishermen from Bajo de Masinloc, who are feeling the brunt of China’s new rules in the West Philippine Sea.

The Politiko said reports reveal that the Chinese Coast Guard is on the prowl, chasing down fishermen who dare to cross their imposed barriers. But these waters, known as Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc, belong to the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone by international law. It means Filipino fishermen have every right to fish here.

The scene at the public hearing in Bajo de Masinloc was nothing short of intense. It’s Congress getting up close and personal with those directly impacted by China’s antics. This isn’t just about policies; it’s about the livelihoods of our fishermen, and the Politiko is leading the charge to defend them. This hearing is just the beginning of a battle to safeguard our territory, and Cong. Adiong is ready to fight tooth and nail!

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