you asked "so what does the article say?"proceed please
Jura you should read the article clearly it is not territorial water because the width of the straits is 29 km and it is international wateryou asked "so what does the article say?"
and the context is
so the answer is "Lorenzana said China did not ask for permission to send several warships through the Sibutu Strait at the southern tip of the Philippine archipelago on four occasions between February and July." inside Beijing tells Duterte it won’t honor South China Sea ruling
and what was the problem? my view is it probably happened and the rest is in the article you posted. Are you saying the Lorenzana needs to give permission? please thank youyou asked "so what does the article say?"
and the context is
so the answer is "Lorenzana said China did not ask for permission to send several warships through the Sibutu Strait at the southern tip of the Philippine archipelago on four occasions between February and July."
Jura you should read the article clearly it is not territorial water because the width of the straits is 29 km and it is international water
For the clarification of many, Sibuto Strait is a narrow passageway with an 29-kilometer distance separating the Philippine island of Tawi Tawi and Borneo. The Washington Treaty on November 7, 1900 delineated Cagayan, Sulu and Sibutu as the boundary of the archipelago acquired by the US from Spain. The Sibuto Strait is recognized by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea as an international waterway where ships of all flags, through customary international law, enjoy the right of innocent passage.
In the West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, it defines a strait as a narrow body of water connecting two areas of the high seas, and is used in international navigation. There shall be no suspension or stoppage of foreign ships passing through the strait. Because of the acuteness of the international waterway, vessels passing though it cannot avoid “trespassing” or “violating” the territorial waters of the adjacent state which, under international law, extends up to 12 miles. As customary practice, passing vessels are allowed with certain limitations that they cannot suspend/stop from navigating while within the passageway.
after a quick google search
make whatever conclusion you willMALACAÑANG on Friday, August 9, raised concern over the unauthorized passage of Chinese warships through Sibutu Strait in the waters of Tawi-Tawi.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that China, while being considered as the Philippines's "friend," still needs to ask permission from a coastal state when its warships exercise the right of innocent passage, as provided by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos).
"We're concerned," Panelo said in a chance interview, when sought for reaction to the supposed passage of Chinese warships through the Philippines' exclusive economic zone without prior clearance.
"The Unclos precisely states that countries that pass through exclusive economic zone of another country should at least whether inform or seek permission of [that] country," he added.
Chinese oceanographic survey ships Zhanjian and Dong Fan Hong 3 were monitored by a Washington-based maritime expert to be conducting marine scientific research in the Philippne waters this week.
China allegedly failed to secure clearance before its warships passed through the Sibutu Strait in Tawi-Tawi in four instances from February to July 2019.
The Philippines has since protested the Chinese vessels's supposedly unauthorized entry in Sibutu Strait.
Panelo said the Duterte government would wait for Beijing's response, following the filing of diplomatic protest.
"Even on the basis of friendship, then a matter of courtesy requires that we should be informed of any passage through our economic exclusive zone," he said.
"The assumption is the Chinese government know about this, that's why we'll protest. So we're waiting for the response," Panelo added.
He said President Rodrigo Duterte may raise to Chinese President Xi Jinping the recent incidents in the Philippine waters when he visits China later this month.
"If they (China) claim they own that, then they can do anything they want. But the problem is there are claimants, not only the Philippines. There are claimants in areas they claim to be there and there's supposed to be an Unclos, which is the law that guides everybody with respect to the use of the sea," he said.
"You know, among friends, we have to have some kind of modus vivendi between friends. We have to show courtesy among friends. And I think the President may raise that even informally with his talk with the President of China," Panelo added.
Beijing has made sweeping claims to the resource-rich South China Sea.
The Philippines and three other Southeast Asian countries - Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam - have been contesting China's territorial claims.
I think you and Phillipine politician are confusing economic zone passage with passing thru straits That is 2 different thing Passing thru a narrow straits is governed by the international law known as "International Law of Straits" confirmed by ruling of ICJ but the new unclos of 12 mile territorial water conflict with this law. But they reaffirmed the innocent passage principle So no need for permission or notification
A Pearl Harbor destroyer conducted at least the fifth Navy "freedom of navigation " operation this year in the South China Sea as part of an ongoing campaign to reject China's claims over most of the area as its territorial seas.
The USS Wayne E. Meyer "sailed within 12 nautical miles of Fiery Cross and Mischief Reefs (on Wednesday) in order to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law, " Cmdr. Reann Mommsen, spokeswoman for the Navy's 7th Fleet in Japan, said in an email.
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(saying because at first I wondered if there was yet another FONOP after Wednesday at 7:31 PM)
The article was dated Sept 1 which I thought would be a recent exercise. Did not realised you already posted a few days ago. Sorry. Too many FONOPs under the Trump administration. Difficult to keep current. Lol.