Statement on Reports of Chinese Vessels Chasing ABS-CBN Crew in the West Philippine Sea

MANILA, 10 April 2021 — Philippine authorities are looking into reports of Chinese vessels chasing after a television crew aboard a Philippine vessel in the West Philippine Sea. If proven to be true, the Department of Foreign Affairs will raise the matter with the Chinese government.

In the meantime, the Department is thankful that the crew and the Filipino vessel are safe.

The public is reminded to coordinate with Philippine authorities when planning a visit to the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea.