Gen Gregorio Catapang said Chinese “aggressiveness” was causing tensions in the region.
His comments come as the Philippines begins one of its largest joint military exercises with the US.
This year’s Balikatan exercises involve more than 11,000 personnel, the biggest showing in 15 years.
China claims almost the whole of the South China Sea, resulting in overlapping claims with several other Asian nations including Vietnam and the Philippines.
They say China is illegally reclaiming land in contested areas to create artificial islands with facilities that could potentially be for military use.
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