Philippines to stand ground in South China Sea: Aquino

Philippines to stand ground in South China Sea: Aquino

Philippines to stand ground in South China Sea: Aquino

Updated 18 October 2012, 0:12 AEDT

If Philippines President Aquino succeeds in turning a preliminary agreement with his country's Muslim insurgents into a peace settlement, he will have succeeded where his predecessors have failed for 40 years. But it's far from the only problem on his plate. The Philippines is in the midst of an increasingly heated row with China over long-disputed territory in the South China Sea, and the President insists his country is determined to stand its ground Newsline's Kesha West spoke to Benigno Aquino at Malacanang Palace in Manila.