Philippines Report

Duterte to declare Panatag Shoal a marine sanctuary

LIMA, Peru — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to declare the lagoon in Panatag Shoal a marine sanctuary area, a senior security official said Sunday.

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. disclosed that the President will sign an executive order declaring a lagoon in the Panatag Shoal, internationally known as Scarborough Shoal, a “no-fishing zone” for both Filipino and Chinese fishermen.

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