By Norman Bordadora
Sen. Edgardo Angara believes the proposed Aurora Pacific Ecozone and Freeport Authority (Apeco) has taken on a regional strategic value following China’s recent announcement of new rules banning foreign vessels from waters it considers its territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
The Aurora Special Economic Zone was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 9490, which aims to boost social, economic and industrial development in Aurora and nearby provinces. The bill, sponsored by Senator Edgardo Angara in the Senate and by his son, Representative Juan Edgardo Angara, in the House of Representatives, was signed into law [...]