PH condemns North Korea’s rocket launch—DFA


MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines on Wednesday condemned North Korea’s decision to proceed with its rocket launch, saying it violated United Nations (UN) resolutions.

The statement was issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) hours after the rocket was launched at 9:49 a.m. Korean time (8:49 a.m. Philippine time), noting that  debris of the rocket fell in the sea 300 kilometers east of the Philippines.

The DFA noted that the decision was in “clear violation” of three UN Security Council resolutions which “explicitly demanded the country not to use or conduct any launch using ballistic missile technology and the suspension of its ballistic missile program.”

The department cited UN Security Council resolutions 1695, 1874, and 1718.

The Philippines had joined the international community in criticizing the rocket launch as a disguised missile ballistic test and urged North Korea to “desist from acts of provocation.”

“The Philippines joins other governments in urging the DPRK to undertake steps towards confidence-building and engagement with the international community in order to ensure peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the entire Asia Pacific region,” the DFA said.

Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council had ordered a no-fly-no-fish-no-sail in parts of Northern Luzon in the wake of the rocket launch.

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  • joerizal

    Hanggang condemn lang kayo. Magpalipad kaya kayo ng kuwitis?

  • Simoun Magaalahas

    Philippines: Pls Stop Rocket Launching…..

    North Korea: Who are you the puppet republic and slaves of the nation..

  • Renz Roger

    Hindi naman sila nag cocondemn pag tayo nag launch ng hot air ballon.

  • Edgardo Mendoza

    rocket na naman baka bumaksak sa kabahayan yan o sa mangingisda norh korea roket palpak”

  • foreignerph

    China condemned the launch too.

  • pfc_kulapu

    Hypocrisy of communism. They can’t even feed millions of his starve people..But preferred to build rocket, for what for future war….This will happen also in philippines if we symphatize our local communist…Where are those makabayan kuno… We didn’t hear any complaint from them. But before when south korea plan to do they same. The BAYAD MUNA issued press release condeming South Korea plan..

  • dennis

    ” the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council had ordered a no-fly-no-fish-no-sail in parts of Northern Luzon in the wake of the rocket launch.”
    Aba eh hindi naman pu-pwede na kapag nag-launch ng rocket missile ang N.Korea eh mananatili na lang tayong sunud-sunuran! Paano kung every month nilang gawin yan? Kulang na lang eh sabihin na “No right to exist!”…We have to secure a Patriot Missile for defense purpose only from US or Israel so that kung sa land natin babagsak ang rocket booster eh may pang-counter naman tayo!…Hindi naman pwedeng i-condemn na lang natin ang mga bagay na yan? Paano kung mapuruhan tayo?

  • dennis

    Kung makakabili tayo ng Warship eh siguradong makakabili din tayo ng Patriot Missile (surface to air missile).

  • joboni96

    ano naman pakialam natin dyan
    sa isang bayang may soberenya at
    kung sa defense development ng nokor nga iyan

    o kissingass tayo sa imperyalistang u.s.

    dapat lang magpalakas ang nokor
    sa libo libong tropa ng u.s. sa border nila
    at ayaw ng u.s. sa peace talks

    tulad din natin na dapat magpalakas ng depensa
    sa sea/island grab ng intsik switik
    sa asean sea wps

  • bart0001

    We are barking at the wrong tree: North Korea’s rocket launch is not the greatest threat to world peace but the discovery of a secret Unicorn lair. Soon Kim Jong Un will be invading nation after nation in his unicorn–gangnam style.

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