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× Cook of Gem-Ver crew: 'China is lying'

MANILA, Philippines – Richard Blaza, the cook of the Filipino fishing boat Gem-Ver sunk by a Chinese fishing ship in the West Philippine Sea, believes that China is lying.
Blaza has been mistakenly branded by the Duterte government as the "sole witness" to the ramming of F/B Gem-Ver near Recto Bank (Reed Bank) on June 9. Top government officials have said that he was unsure about the Chinese fishing…

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