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Batangas City commends Filipino ship captain of oil tanker "Green Aura' who stood up to Chinese ship

Batangas City commends Filipino captain who stood up to Chinese ship
November 5, 2019 -

Green Aura captain Manolo Ebora receives awards from the local government of Batangas City. News5/Marianne Enriquez
MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Batangas City on Tuesday commended the captain of an oil tanker who defied a Chinese vessel claiming to be a “naval warship.”

Manolo Ebora, captain of Greek-owned, Liberia-registered oil tanker Green Aura, received a commendation from Batangas City Vice Mayor Emilio Francisco Berberabe Jr. for his “exemplary display of bravery and courage.”

“[His bravery and courage] highlighted his belief in standing and fighting for what is right and just in line with his performance of duty as a captain of his assigned vessel,” the award read.

The city’s Office of the Sangguniang Panlungsod also praised Ebora for his “patriotism, vigorous support to our country and for being an outstanding citizen of Batangas City.”