Столкновение китайских кораблей и филиппинского сторожевика Gregorio del Pilar (US Hamilton-class cutter) в Южно-Китайском море
It occurred after the Philippines detected eight Chinese fishing boats at Scarborough Shoal on Sunday.
The Philippines said the boats were subsequently found to have hauled in live sharks, corals and some endangered species including giant clams.
The two Chinese surveillance vessels appeared on the scene on Tuesday, and blocked the Philippine warship from approaching the fishing boats.
The Chinese embassy in Manila released a statement on Wednesday ordering the warship out of the disputed waters.
In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin accused the Philippines of "harassing" the Chinese fishermen and said a protest had been lodged.
"We urge the Philippine side... not to make new troubles and create conditions for the friendly relations of the two countries," Liu said.
But in Manila, del Rosario insisted the Philippines could do as it pleased at Scarborough Shoal.
"We are there because we have sovereignty over the area. We want to be there and we have the right to be there," he said.
The Philippine coast guard also said it would deploy a boat to support the warship.
The Philippines' biggest warship was locked in a standoff on Wednesday with two Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, reigniting tensions in a decades-long dispute over the resource-rich waters.// news.yahoo.com