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× PH military spots 136 Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island since January 2020

MANILA, Philippines --- More than 100 Chinese vessels have been spotted near the Philippine-occupied Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the West Philippine Sea since the start of the year in what could be a sign that Beijing has all but ignored Manila's diplomatic protests and consultative talks to continue its aggression in the area.

Vice Adm. Rene Medina, head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP)…