Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Tuesday admitted that Chinese fishing ships, along with a naval vessel, are fishing off Ayungin Shoal which is part of the Spratlys Island Group being claimed by the
"They are fishing in our territory," he said in Filipino.
Gazmin added that all the ships were positively seen flying the Chinese flag.
The DND chief added that the
"We will do this in a calm manner so that it will not be interpreted that we are looking for a fight," he stated.