Malacanang wants the Philippine media to refer to the Scarborough Shoal via one name to avoid confusion.
You can choose from: Panatag Islands, Scarborough Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc. What do you vote for? Mine goes to Panatag!
From GMA News:
Panatag, Scarborough, or Bajo de Masinloc?
While all these names refer to just one area that is now the subject of a territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, MalacaÃ±ang wants Philippine media to use just one name to avoid confusion on the matter.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that while the government has not drawn up a hard rule on which name to use, she suggested media outfits can agree among themselves on which name to use.
â€œThat can be an agreement among our friends in media about what to call it, that is something our friends in media can help,â€ she said on government-run dzRB radio.
In contrast, China has only one name for the area â€“ Huangyan Island.