MANILA – Have you wondered what Scarborough Shoal looks like, now that Filipino fishermen are not being shooed away by the Chinese Coast Guard?
It has been a bittersweet homecoming for Filipino fishermen. While happy about the opportunity to continue to make a living, the scars of the past have not quite faded away.
Only small boats are allowed to enter Scarborough Shoal, fishermen said, as bigger vessels are not allowed to come close. They are also limited to only about three hours, as small boats have to leave the area before low tide, to avoid getting stuck.
Take a look at these photos taken by ABS-CBN News' Chiara Zambrano, who accompanied the fishermen: