Activists burn a mock Chinese flag with a map of the South China sea during a protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Manila on June 12, 2019.
Brain - Chinese vessel sinks Filipino fishing boat in contested waters; Manila seeks probe
Key Highlights

The Philippines has called for an investigation after a Chinese fishing boat rammed into and sank a Filipino fishing boat near a disputed reef

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a statement on Wednesday (June 12) that the Filipino vessel was anchored at Reed Bank, when it was hit by the Chinese boat

This is not the first time Chinese and Philippine vessels have been involved in a skirmish

The Philippines suspended all drilling and exploration works

The Straits Times