Monday, March 19, 2018
  • share this

PH gov’t urged to file diplomatic protest vs China’s ‘bullying tactics’

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 10:43 AM March 21, 2017
Senator JV Ejercito. PHOTO FROM

Senator JV Ejercito. PHOTO FROM

Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito on Tuesday urged the Philippine government to file a “strong diplomatic protest” against China’s incursions and building activities in Scarborough Shoal and Benham Rise.

“The Scarborough Shoal and Benham Rise are part of the Philippine territory. As it is our sworn duty to protect our territorial integrity and sovereignty, I urge our foreign affairs department to file a strong diplomatic protest against China’s incursions and building activities in Philippine territory,” Ejercito, member of the majority bloc in the Senate, said in a statement.

READ: Carpio tells Duterte: Defend PH shoal


“As a member of the community of nations, we do not wish to engage in destructive military confrontations. We should therefore exhaust all diplomatic means in asserting our sovereign rights in these territories,” he added.

READ: Investigate Duterte-China deal on Benham Rise, Congress urged

The senator, meanwhile, issued stronger statements against China in separate posts in social media on Monday.

In his Twitter post, Ejercito said exhausting all diplomatic means would be “the least the Philippine government can do against a bully super power like China.”

“Definitely, we are no match against China in terms of military strength. We can exhaust all our diplomatic means to fight for our territory,” he said in a separate post on Facebook.

Ejercito also urged all other claimants, including the Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia to unite against “China’s bullying tactics.” IDL


Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Benham Rise, China, Diplomatic Protest, JV Ejercito, Philippines, Scarborough Shoal, South China Sea
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Practical tips from Tinseltown’s business-minded celebs

March 20, 2018 12:55 AM


PH ‘drug war’ film goes to Helsinki and Fribourg

March 20, 2018 12:50 AM


Jose Manalo’s son prefers to make it on his own

March 20, 2018 12:45 AM


Now 18, Bianca Umali still says no to sexy roles

March 20, 2018 12:40 AM


4.1 magnitude quake shakes some parts of Bohol

March 20, 2018 12:37 AM

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved