President Rodrigo Duterte said that China will not stop fishing in the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone. The President shared that it's mainly because the Philippines is friends with China.
Senate President Tito Sotto shared that he believed the PH boat was not sunk by a Chinese vessel. Sotto said that he sought for the opinion of a Coast Guard expert. He added that he based it on the physical appearance.
Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol thanked the Vietnamese crew that rescued the Filipino fishermen. He said that the Vietnamese fishers were poaching in the Reed Bank. However, the Cabinet decided not to punish them.
The owner of the Vietnamese boat that helped the Filipino fishermen has spoken. Ngo Van Theng said that it was the first time that their ship was able to rescue a foreign vessel.
The boat captain of F/B GEMVIR1 has decided not to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte. It has been reported that Junel Isigne was still too “traumatized” by the incident.
Palace said that it is possible for the Philippines to cut diplomatic ties with China after the incident. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that it was just right that the Philippines immediately made an action.
A social media post claimed that Senator Antonio Trillanes had the title of the West Philippine Sea. The post said that Trillanes sold it to China during the Aquino administration. However, the claim was reported to be false.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said that there is no permit or clearance required to visit the Scarborough Shoal. Otso Diretso candidate Gary Alejano announced that they wrote a formal request to the PCG.
Imee Marcos commented on the dispute between the Philippines and China. She claimed that it was the Philippines who first picked the fight. Marcos also responded to the controversies regarding her educational background.
Otso Diretso candidates faced criticism when they attempted to visit the Scarborough Shoal. Some said that the opposition candidates just did it for a publicity stunt. However, they finally commented on the criticisms.
A Philippine official claimed that Filipino fishermen were blocked from getting near the sandbars close to Pag-asa Island. However, it was clarified that there was not harassment that happened.
Magsasagawa dapat ng interview ang isang Pinoy TV crew sa Scarborough Shoal. Ngunit hindi sila pinayagan ng Chinese Coast Guard na gawin ito at pinaalis sila. Giit ng reporter ay parte pa rin naman daw ng exclusive economic zone.
Philippines and China had an exchange of memorandum of understanding. The two countries signed oil and gas development during the first day of President Xi Jinping’s state visit. China and PH also signed 29 deals.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in the Philippines for a state visit. A lot will be discussed during the Chinese president’s two-day visit. The Philippines has also prepared for the historic visit of Xi Jinping.
President Duterte discussed that he is still “negotiating” with China’s President. He also said the need to “remain meek and humble” to get China’s “mercy”. Duterte stated about the impact of war to the Philippines if it happens.
Sinagot na ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang mga balita ukol sa South China Sea. Nagkomento rin siya sa mga ASEAN events na hindi niya napuntahan. Natulog daw diumano ang Pangulo dahil sa pagod at wala naman daw masama rito.
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