- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. said that he did not accept the Chinese apology
- He also mentioned that he “merely noted” the apology letter
- Locsin also commented over the Palace's acceptance of the apology
Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. revealed that he did not accept the apology of the Chinese boat owner involved in the Reed Bank incident.
KAMI learned that Locsin “merely noted” the apology.
"Hey morons! I merely NOTED the Chinese apology. I did not accept it. I am not a fisherman," Locsin wrote on Twitter.
As reported by ABS-CBN News, Locsin also commented over the Palace’s acceptance of the apology.
“Panelo merely expressed satisfaction with the Chinese apology for the incident and the offer of compensation and nothing more,” Locsin said.
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In a previous report by KAMI, the Department of Foreign Affairs has released a memorandum over the apology of the Chinese vessel owner to the Filipino fishermen.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that they have accepted the apology and welcomed the “owner’s humility to take responsibility and acknowledgment that compensation must be provided to cover the actual loss.”
On June 9, Filipino vessel “GEM-VIR1” was accidentally hit by a Chinese fishing boat and abandoned the 22 local fishermen. It was the Vietnamese crew that rescued the Filipino fishers.
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