12/01/2015: DFA LAUNCHES DIGITAL PAMPHLET "ANG WEST PHILIPPINE SEA: ISANG SIPAT"
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) launched on 7 January 2015 the digital version of the pamphlet, “Ang West Philippine Sea: Isang Sipat.”
“Ang West Philippine Sea: Isang Sipat” was jointly developed by the DFA and the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) to serve as an accessible and comprehensible resource material on the West Philippine Sea. It presents the issues in a question-and-answer format and is written in the national language to further facilitate understanding by ordinary Filipinos.
“The current focus on the maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea has made it clear that we need to foster the ‘archipelagic consciousness’ among our people. By understanding the fundamental link between our maritime heritage and our identities as Filipinos, we build the unshakeable will to defend our maritime domain. That is the purpose of this pamphlet and all the other public diplomacy efforts we have been undertaking,” DFA Spokesperson Charles C. Jose stated.