Despite President Obama’s recent expression of support for the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute, the Philippines have called back their ships from the disputed shoal due to bad weather conditions. From AFP:
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.
“Last night, President Aquino ordered both of our ships to return to
June 17, 2012