MANILA, Philippines — Manila and Beijing were “making some progress” toward a breakthrough in resolving their dispute over China’s annual fishing ban in the South China Sea that had been the bane of Filipino fisherfolk for over two decades, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told reporters in Quezon City on Tuesday.

The president said the two sides had reached the point of having “coordination” on fishing activities despite China’s unilateral imposition of a fishing ban in the resource-rich waterway.

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