Documentary explains why PH is fighting for Spratlys


Patag Island (the second smallest of the Spratly Islands) Detachment Flag
Patag Island (the second smallest of the Spratly Islands) Detachment Flag

Why is the Philippines claiming sovereignty over the Spratlys Islands? Why do several Asian countries, including China, claim the islands as their own? What is at stake in the Philippines’ claim? What is the government doing to assert this claim?

Pag-asa Island (or Thitu Island), the second largest island in the Spratlys
Pag-asa Island (or Thitu Island), the second largest island in the Spratlys

Find out this Sunday (October 5) as ABS-CBN News’ special documentary titled “Spratlys: Mga Isla ng Kalayaan” weighs in on which country really owns the disputed islands.

The documentary looks into the geopolitical issues surrounding the dispute and also checks the situation of the Filipinos, whose individual and family lives are affected and inevitably intertwined with the unending territorial row.

Lawak Island (or Nanshan Island), the eighth largest island of Spratly Islands and the fourth largest among Philippine-occupied Spratly islands
Lawak Island (or Nanshan Island), the eighth largest island of Spratly Islands and the fourth largest among Philippine-occupied Spratly islands
“Spratlys: Mga Isla ng Kalayaan” airs Sunday (October 5) on ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best, after “Gandang Gabi Vice.”

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