Philippines committed to maintaining position at Second Thomas Shoal, security official says

April 3, 2024 - 1:44 PM
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A Chinese Coast Guard vessel blocks the Philippine resupply vessel Unaizah May 4, on its way to a resupply mission at Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea, March 5, 2024. (Reuters/Adrian Portugal)

 The Philippines will continue resupply missions to soldiers stationed in a grounded warship off Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea, a top security official said Wednesday.

Jonathan Malaya, spokesperson of the National Security Council, said the Philippines’ commitment to keep the BRP Sierra Madre in the shoal “will always be there”.

— Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor