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‘Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China’ banners hung on footbridges

/ 12:28 PM July 12, 2018

Banners welcoming visitors to the Philippines as a “province of China” were seen hanging on several footbridges in Metro Manila on Thursday.

The banners that read “Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China” made their appearance in time for the second anniversary of The Hague’s ruling that invalidated China’s claim to nearly all of the South China Sea,

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LOOK: A tarpaulin bearing the words "Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China" hangs at the Philcoa footbridge in Quezon City. Joan Bondoc/Philippine Daily Inquirer

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Other netizens also posted photos of the tarpaulins on social media.

Anong kalokohan to? Province of China pa e no (spotted at PHILCOA overpass, 8:03AM July 12, 2018)

Posted by Ronald Gustilo on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

It is still not clear who is behind the hanging of the banners. /muf

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