'Parang balewala lang': Fisherman laments Duterte remark on Chinese 'hit-and-run'

The captain of a Filipino fishing boat sank by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea lamented Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte's remark that the incident was does not justify sending Navy ships to the resource-rich waterway. 

'Simple maritime incident' at Recto Bank 'blown out of proportion: Agri chief

The sinking of a Filipino boat hit by a Chinese vessel is "a simple maritime incident" that is being blown "out of proportion", Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Monday.