Pia Lee-Brago – The Philippine Star
August 3, 2023 | 12:00am
This picture shows a barge unloading sand at a reclamation site in Manila Bay on March 14, 2023.
AFP / Ted Aljibe
MANILA, Philippines — The United States embassy in Manila has raised with the Philippine government its concerns over ongoing reclamation projects in Manila Bay and the project ties with a Chinese firm blacklisted for helping Beijing construct and militarize artificial islands in the South China Sea.
US embassy spokesman Kanishka Gangopadhyay said yesterday the embassy is in regular discussions with the government regarding ongoing reclamation projects in Manila Bay.
“We have expressed concerns about the potential negat