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Philippines should bring Scarborough issue to UN, says Honasan

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MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines may consider elevating the continuing spat with China in Scarborough Shoal before the United Nations in the hope that it would send an observer group in the disputed island and avert any confrontation there, a senator said on Thursday.

“The calibrated response is diplomatic talk with China, Asean, and the United States and then elevate it to the UN for possible actions,” Senator Gringo Honasan said in a press conference in the Senate .

“Malay natin baka mag decide ang UN Security Council na magpadala ng observer group sa Scarborough shoals ( Who knows the UN Security Council would decide to send an observer group in Scarborough shoals), then they might decide to intervene,” he said.

The presence of a UN contingent in the island, Honasan said, could avert any confrontation between the Philippines and China and other claimant countries.

But if the Philippines wants to asserts its ownership of the disputed island, Honasan said the country may pursue its plan to make the island a tourist spot.

“We might also consider our plan to have a tourist spot there because ownership is occupancy. Once we send Filipinos there, then we can claim the island,” the senator said in mixed Tagalog and English.

For its part, Honasan said the Senate is working with other concerned government agencies in crafting a national security policy that will clearly define the government’s response to security issues like this.

“Made-define iyong magiging response natin sa mga ganitong sitwasyon. Do we do it on our own, or do we rely on the mutual defense treaty or the VFA (Visiting Forces Agreement) and other agreements with our nations?” he said.

The national security policy, Honasan said, will also result in the amendments of certain laws such as the 70-year-old Commonwealth Act.


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  • mangtom

    Anong United Nations and pinagsasabi mo? Di ba Rambo(tan) ka? Ngayon mo ng ipakita yong kunyaring pagkatapang mo, you chicken. Tawagin mong kasama si Estrada na akala mo kung sinong macho, wala naman sinasabi.

  • victoria1313

    honasan should also bring GUAM and Hawaii issue to UN that u.s. should not have this two territory , guam and hawaii was far from america not belong to u.s.  ( if near u.s. then can assert )

    • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

      tama
      inagaw lang ng u.s.
      ang guam sa atin

      kinolonya naman nila
      ang hawaii

      • Guest

        mag-aral ka muna, ogag!!!
        Guam was a Spanish colony from 1565 until 1898 and was governed from the
        Philippines by the Spanish but was not a part of the Philippine
        Islands, it is in fact the largest of the Mariana Islands.

        Following the Spanish-American war the United States took control of
        Guam as part of the Treaty of Paris. Guam is today a territory of the
        United States with a locally elected governor.

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        masgago at walang alam

        ang successor state ng
        indias orientales españolas o
        spanish east indies ay ang
        pilipinas

        na inagaw ng u.s. sa
        treaty of paris
        paano mabebenta ng kastila
        ang hindi kanila

        later dinaan ng armas ng u.s.

        huwag u.s. version
        ng pilipino history ang basahin mo
        yung tamang version
        pilipino version

        mag research ka pa
        then make another comment

      • fugeee

         ikaw mag research…asan yung link na pag aari ng pinas nga dati ang guam, kahit ang wikipedia walang sinabing partes ito ng pinas…b0b0000!!!

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        masbobo kung di mo alam at
        ayaw mong magresearch

        manahimik ka na lang

      • fugeee

        ahaha nag high school ka ba, boy tsekwa? bakit hindi mo alam ito, hindi kasi itinuturo sa china yan…LOL
        kung may katibayan ka i post mo dito hunghang ka…nagmumukha ka tuloy na intsik na tanga, sa totoo lang!!!

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        baka di ka makapasok sa pinag aralan ko
        sa kabobohan mo

        alisin mo na u.s. programming
        ng colonized utak mo
        kaya ka nabobona, naboboang pa

      • fugeee

        ahaha walang utak katulad ng mga tsinong ninuno mo…LOL
        mag aral ka muna!!! ROW 4 ka…hahaha

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        ubos na ano

        mapurol kase

      • fugeee

        ubos na utak mo!!! hahaha
        ogag ka talaga!!! mag noynoying ka sa tapat ng chinese embassy baka matuwa pa ako!!!
        kasing purol mo mga tsekwa dyan sa divisoria…ahaha
        alien ka…LOL

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        wala ng maisip hehehe
        di ka naman fuge

      • fugeee

        ogag doon ka na lang sa NOKOR at CHINA…kailangan nila ng genius na katulad mo doon…bobo…

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        hehehe
        yan na lang masabi
        ng talo mong
        masbobong utak

        buti alam mo

      • fugeee

        ahaha nag ha hang na utak mo, copy paste na lang natatanggap kong sagot mo, palibhasa processor mo made in china…LOL uwi ka na sa china, komunistang bulok!!!

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        hhh

      • fugeee

        oi komunista, layas ka dito sa pinas, doon ka sa nokor at china mong inang bayan…hahaha

      • fugeee

        bobo!!! ahaha wala ka ng masabi…ilagay mo link na nagsasabing sa atin nga dati ang guam bago ka mag ngangawa dyan…tsinong bobo ka!!!

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        baka di ka makapasok sa pinag aralan ko
        sa kabobohan mo
        alisin mo na u.s. programming
        ng colonized utak mo
        kaya ka nabobona, naboboang pa

      • fugeee

        hahaha panay copy paste mo chong…ganyan ba ginagawa mo noong kinder ka pa…mag dota ka na lang…di mo pa nasasagot yung tinatanong ko sa yo…inutil na tsekwang komunista ka…LOL

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        pati copy and paste ko
        kopya mo na rin

        nakakabobo talaga ang
        colonized utak

      • fugeee

        ambobo mo hahaha para sabihin mong parte ng pilipinas ang guam…valedictorian ka siguro sa china…LOL

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        wala ng maisip hehehe
        di ka naman fuge

      • fugeee

        gago…paampon ka nalang sa NOKOR at CHINA mo, hindi ka namin kailangan dito…komunistang tanga ka…LOL

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        hehehe
        yan na lang masabi
        ng talo mong
        masbobong utak

      • fugeee

        hahaha oi tsekwang nagpapanggap na pinoy, doon ka na sa bundok manirahan, samahan mo mga komunistang tulisan mong kapanalig…hindi ka nababagay dito…LOL

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        hhh

      • fugeee

        iniintsik mo na ba ako…LOL
        uwi ka na daw sa china, sagad na yung tourist visa mo dito sa pinas…hahaha

      • fugeee

         Bok, aral ka muna sablay ka sa history lesson mo…LOL
        Guam was a Spanish colony from 1565 until 1898 and was governed from the
        Philippines by the Spanish but was not a part of the Philippine
        Islands, it is in fact the largest of the Mariana Islands.

        Following the Spanish-American war the United States took control of
        Guam as part of the Treaty of Paris. Guam is today a territory of the
        United States with a locally elected governor.

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        ikaw ata dapat magaral

        ang successor state ng
        indias orientales españolas o
        spanish east indies ay ang
        pilipinas

        na inagaw ng u.s. sa
        treaty of paris

        paano mabebenta ng kastila
        ang hindi kanila

        later dinaan ng armas ng u.s.

        huwag u.s. version
        ng pilipino history ang basahin mo
        yung tamang version
        pilipino version

      • fugeee

        The islands were part of the Spanish East Indies governed from the Philippines, which were in turn part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain based in Mexico City. fr. wikipedia

        ‘governed from’…o ha…asan ang nagsasabing sa pinas dati yan ogag?

  • victoria1313

    The visiting forces no need to get visa coming in our country. pero kung mamamayan natin pupunta sa tate kailangan pa pipila sa u.s.embassy at magbayad pa tayo ng visa tapos denied, kumikita ang kano sa kwarta natin. ganyan lugi si pnoy inutakan tayo ng mga kano

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    syang tama sen gringo
    suporta ako dyan

    pero walang bisa na yang
    70-year-old Commonwealth Act na yan

  • victoria1313

    GOD BLESS…………..  JESUS LOVES YOU

  • sikatngaraw

    Present law applies rightfull claimant of scarborough shoal.we are being bullied by China next time they will stay in our bed because of the proximity,



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