PH not intimidated by Chinese gunboat


MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines won’t be intimidated by China’s dispatch of a gunboat to Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, a Malacañang official said on Friday.

Ricky Carandang, head of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, said the dispute over the shoal involves not only the Philippines but the whole region.

“We will not be intimidated. The Philippines may be a small country but we have a principle that we are fighting for,” Carandang said in a text message to reporters. “This is not just for the Philippines but for the good of the whole region.”

Nonetheless, Carandang said, the Aquino government would continue to talk with Chinese authorities to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

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  • dennis

    Kailangan lang ng mga Kano na magkaroon ng dahilan or pagkakataon na maunang magpaputok ang mga Intsik…Isang maling galaw at tapos ka!

    • Mario_Garcia

      So what kung una silang pumutok, di pa rin kikilos ang America. Pustahan tayo.

      • dennis

        Your just using your reverse psychology my friend! But deep inside,sasabog ang kalooban mo kapag hindi mo gusto ang nangyari,RIGHT?…Lalo na at mga mahal mo sa buhay ang naapektuhan!

      • Mario_Garcia

        kaya dapat i consider natin na kung hindi umaksyon ang America, anong gagawin natin.  

      • Mario_Garcia

        What is in the interest of America to defend us? They already have Japan, Korea, & Vietnam who can ably protect their interest.  While the Philippines is viewed by them as ingrates.


    Tama yong gobyerno natin huwag tayong papasindak sa communistang china na yan komo malaki cla ang buong mundo ay nagmamasid din sa kanila huwag nating alisin ang patrol ship ng coast guard natin sa scarborough shoal dahil pag tayo umatras dyan hindi na tayo makakabalik sa lugar na iyan at pag wala na tayo dyan lalagyan na nila ng gun boat at pag bumalik ka ibig sabihin noon aatakihin mo sila or assault.

  • Mario_Garcia

    Yes, I bet ricky will be the first to flee to america when wear breaks out.

  • Russell Ariola

    Wahahaa.. Gun boat lang? Walang kwenta to pag na-activate at nabigyan ng go-signal yung reserved air force ng Panay island.

  • TulisangDagat

    hindi masisindak ang mga tulisangdagat..maghahalo ang balat sa tinalupan katapat lang niyan ay ang aming dalawang kumpit sa Mindanao!!!!!!

  • Juz_Sayin

    cno ba ang nag umpisa ng gulong i2? kesyo nakisilong lng daw dahil may bagyo. kung nkisilong lng, bkit kya nag illegal fishing? anyway, chins don’t like war so as pnoys. legal way is d best! sna nga ma declare na kung kanino tlaga territory at ng natatapos na.

    meanwhile, titigan muna tau? abangan kung cnong tatagal…. walang puputok pls! sna di yun gumagana heheh. mind over matter. ignorance is wat leads 2 war. no one gains from war. LOVE LOVE LOVE :p

    • Mario_Garcia

      Co-share, co-exist, co-explore, co-inhabit and co-multiply that will bring more advantage to a small country like the Philippines.

      • goldilock

        You cannot co-inhabit co-share, co-multiply,co-explore,co-exist with somebody who don’t respect your rights and don’t give you human rights.

      • Mario_Garcia

        You’ll never know until you try.  Be pragmatic..

      • Juz_Sayin

        mutual respect, cooperation and responsibility sna. pra fair ang benefits. unfair kse sten. chins r juz savin face. d fact is they were caught fishing 4 sharks, etc. in disputed territory… magaling lng tlaga cla magpalusot! prang biglang nagpasikat kse nabuking? juice q, wag masindak. maniwala kau, mas takot pa cla magpaputok ng baril. PEACE to ALL. ^.^

  • Geo Tamayo

    Gunboat…For all i know China could send all his armada if she wants to….but our conviction and our stand on the issue of ownership in the scarborough shoal (panatag shoal) remains the same. Panatag Shoal is ours and that is under Philippine territory. So it is much better for the chinese to back off and return home to  mainland China…..why don’t you take someone your own size ! Stop intruding in our territorial waters…Stop poaching our marine life and other endangered species…! Let the world knows that China has the habit of getting territories already owned by other nations by means of bullying and harassment…and that is a bad image and publicity not only in their own mainland but also to the international community as whole ..! 

    • bangxef701

      yeah yeah call uncle sam before all filipinos will be annihilated.  Put carandang up front he’s not intimidated thats what he said!

  • Richard

    Vietnam had asserted against China’s bullying at Spratly. We can do the same. Le’t fight for our Motherland

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