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PH mission avoids China’s blockade, successfully reached Bajo de Masinloc

by Kiko Cueto

THE civilian mission vessel led by “Atin ‘To” successfully evaded China’s blockade and reached Bajo de Masinloc in the West Philippine Sea.

According to the group, they were able to deliver 1,000 liters of fuel.

Courtesy: Atin Ito Coalition

They were also able to distribute some 200 food packs to Filipino fishermen there.

It will be recalled that “Atin Ito’s” advance team had left for Bajo de Masinloc on Tuesday.

Courtesy: Atin Ito Coalition

This was a day before the start of its official civilian supply mission.

The mission was done despite a Chinese Navy ship with body number 175 “constantly shadowing them.”

“Despite China’s massive blockade, we managed to breach their illegal blockade, reaching Bajo de Masinloc to support our fishers with essential supplies. Mission accomplished!” said Akbayan President Rafaela David, a co-convenor of “Atin Ito.”

“Tagumpay po tayo! This mission is a tremendous success. We have achieved so many things despite the extraordinary challenges. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas at ang mamamayang Pilipino. West Philippine Sea, atin ito!” she said.

On Thursday, Filipino fishermen and “Atin Ito” volunteers held fishing activities in Philippine waters despite close watch by the Chinese coast guard.

The Filipino fishermen had a bountiful catch of a variety of fish, with the Philippine Coast Guard vessel at a visual distance. 

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