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Marcos Says Philippines Must ‘Do More’ Than Protest China Sea Actions

Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sits on stage during the 21st Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on May 31, 2024. NHAC NGUYEN / AFP

President Ferdinand Marcos said Thursday that the Philippines needs to do more than protest Beijing’s “illegal actions” in the South China Sea.

Chinese coast guard personnel wielding knives, sticks, and an axe surrounded and boarded three Filipino navy boats last week, video showed, foiling what Manila said was a resupply mission to troops manning a grounded warship on Second Thomas Shoal.

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