The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) launched today, January 07, the digital version of the pamphlet, “Ang West Philippine Sea: Isang Sipat.”
“Ang West Philippine Sea: Isang Sipat” was jointly developed by the DFA and the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) to serve as an accessible and comprehensible resource material on the West Philippine Sea. It presents the issues in a question-and-answer format and is written in the national language to further facilitate understanding by ordinary Filipinos.
“The current focus on the maritime disputes in the
West Philippine Sea has made it clear that we need to foster
the ‘archipelagic consciousness’ among our people. By understanding the
fundamental link between our maritime heritage and our identities as Filipinos,
we build the unshakeable will to defend our maritime domain. That is the
purpose of this pamphlet and all the other public diplomacy efforts we have
been undertaking,” DFA Spokesperson Charles C. Jose stated.
Philippine Sea: Isang Sipat,” is downloadable from www.dfa.gov.ph and posted on the DFA official Facebook page.
Printed copies will be distributed to all Philippine Foreign Service Posts and
Regional Consular Offices for their dissemination.END
[Note: Go to the following URL for a PDF version of the pamphlet: http://www.dfa.gov.ph/images/2015/center/doc/WPS_Isang%20Sipat.pdf]