As comrades and competitors, Filipino and Chinese fishers are frontliners in fight over Scarborough

As comrades and competitors, Filipino and Chinese fishers are frontliners in fight over Scarborough – InterAksyon.com on Interaksyon

"They sent their rubber boats to follow us and circle our vessel. They didn’t make threats but it was dangerous because sometimes we almost collided," boat mechanic Glenn Valle, 40, told AFP.

"We were afraid because all the boats were moving and they were sticking close to us, close enough to touch our outriggers."

Fishing boat captain Zaldy Gordones, 34, said each Chinese rubber vessel carried about eight men in grey camouflage uniforms with rifles and long-lensed cameras, which they used to photograph the Filipinos.

The rubber boats were deployed by Chinese surveillance ships that have been posted near the mouth of Scarborough for more than a month to assert China’s claim over the rocky outcroppings, according to the Filipinos.

This is how China is provoking the Filipino people, China only wants one thing, for this to escalate into a war. No doubt about it.

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