Del Rosario tells PMA cadets: ‘We should stand up to protect what is ours’


Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario has told the country’s future military leaders that they must stand their ground in any territorial disputes with China.

The comments from Del Rosario, which were released Saturday, come as disputes over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) have escalated recently. China has enraged several neighbors with a map printed in its newly revised passports that show it staking its claim on the entire West Philippine Sea.

A statement published Saturday on the Department of Foreign Affairs website quoted Del Rosario as telling Philippine Military Academy cadets: “What is ours is ours and we should stand up to protect what is ours.”

It said Del Rosario spoke to the cadets on the challenges the country faces in defending its claims to areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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  • Albert Einstien

    pnoy ,even if he has chinese blood , should ISSUE an E.O. that RP now is recognizing ROC (now seated in taiwan ) as the SOLE representative of people of china…para maging USELESS ang claim ng prc china….magiging ordinaryong grupo na lang sila sa china….naunahan pa si pnoy ng INDIA..buti sila binanatan agad nila ang ginawa ng prc china…….ini-stampan nila ng SARILI nilang MAPA ang e-passport….si pnoy puro DAK-DAK , propaganda at pa-epal lang ginagawa at  tatanggapin pa ang pasaporte na KATIBAYAN na INA-AGAW sa atin ang teritoryo natin…..talo pa na SINASAMPAL-SAMPAL tayo sa bayan pa natin…..ENG-eng talaga  ang gobyerno……grabe…

  • DakuAkongUtin

    When did this old f x r t became a military general exhorting young military officers to fight for their country ?  the man is superrich and the richest amongst the cabinet members. He has vested interests on the oil and gas reserves right under the South China Sea. The reason why he is so active in making his claim, What is our s is ours daw.   He also has  dealing s with American companies in oll and gas explorations , again his reasons to pursue Philippine claims . The man is a joke….

  • salomeahmad

    Our Mindanao is now Bangsa Moro. 

  • Jon

    Del Rosario tells PMA cadets: ‘We should stand up to protect what is ours’

    Wasn’t Mindanao ours before this treasonous government decided to give it away to the criminal MILF?
    With that kind of policy, do you think your advice will be taken seriously?

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