Manila quits disputed shoal
- Published: 16 Jun 2012 at 12.48
- Online news:
Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ordered home its two ships engaged in a maritime standoff with China over a disputed shoal, citing bad weather, according to the government.
President Aquino has ordered two ships to leave Scarborough Shoal as a typhoon was approaching.
Aquino ordered a coast guard patrol vessel and a fisheries bureau survey ship out of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea on Friday night, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said.
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