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MANILA -- Malacanang has ordered various government agencies to document all of China's aggressive actions against the Philippines over the standoff in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal).
"We are documenting various actions taken by Chinese vessels. We will see if we have sufficient evidence which we can present before an international tribunal," presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said on Sunday.
This after China's most advanced fishing patrol vessel, FLEC 310, bullied two vessels of the Philippine Coast Guard on Saturday.
The maneuvers by the Chinese vessel "posed a danger" to the Coast Guard ships.
Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said the actions could mean a violation of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions of Ships at Sea.
"We will bring this incident to the attention of the Chinese authorities. Bajo de Masinloc (Panatag) is part of Philippine territory and Philippine waters. We will continue to stand up and hold our ground," Hernandez said in a separate text message on Sunday.