Gov’t disowns anti-China rallies to be held worldwide

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Department Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez: Anti-China protests led by private individuals and group. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The government said it has nothing to do with the planned one-day global action on July 24 by Filipinos around the world to protest against Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), but will not try to stop it either.

“Filipinos have all the right to express and voice out in a peaceful manner their positions and sentiments on the issue of the West Philippine Sea,” said Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez, the Department Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson.

‘In private capacity’

At a news conference, Hernandez stressed that the government “did not sanction” the Global Day of Protest to be staged worldwide by the West Philippine Sea Coalition, saying these were being led by “individuals and groups in their private capacity.”

“These are not sanctioned by the government, but being in a democracy, people have a right to voice out their position on different issues,” Hernandez said.

Asked whether the protests could inflame the already tense relations between Manila and Beijing, Hernandez said the DFA hoped it would not as people just want to express their positions on the issue.

Hernandez also said the global protest action will not affect the Philippines’ arbitration case against China before the United Nations.

“The arbitrary tribunal will proceed with the case based upon its rules and merits of this case, so other activities I believe will not affect our case and how they will deal with this,” he said.

Asked to comment on the scathing statements made by Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying who blamed Manila for the deterioration of Chinese-Philippines relations, Hernandez said China can end the dispute by respecting the rule of law.

He said the core issue, as defined by Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario in the recent meetings in Brunei of the Association Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), was China’s “excessive claim violative of international law of indisputable sovereignty over nearly all of the South China Sea through its 9-dash claim.”

Meanwhile, the DFA on Thursday sent birthday greetings to ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela who turned 95 years old Thursday in a hospital in Pretoria.

“We join with the rest of the world in wishing former President Nelson Mandela a happy birthday today,” Hernandez said at the same news briefing.

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  • ynigooctaviano

    Again this type of dangerous Filipino thinking telling the world that protest against China’s imperialist ambitions is not sanctioned by the PHL government smacks of a weakling response to a bully.
    Last month “jefe de seguridad” Voltaire Gazmin told the media that the Ayungin Shoal “is ours” and went on to talk to the Chinese ambassador and saying to that effect that we are not building any structures in that PHL territory. Like asking permission “Boss, may I go out?” Slave mentality!

  • BakbakanNa

    USPGG is a big joke. Good governance daw. If thats your goal , then go back to Pinas and start your crusade on the very land you wanted change. This organization is runned by a bunch of socialites, classroom professors and liberals who think they can bring change but its only for the dummies. Most of the members are connected to corrupt officials back in Pinas. What a hypocritical organization.

    • BatangSingapore

      sangayon ako sa iyo. tingin pa nga ng mga amerikano sa mga taga USPGG ay mga Trying Hard na squatter sa pinas. na nagpupumilit na sumiksik sa amerika dahil sa magandang environment nito.

    • batangpaslit

      hehehe…
      pagsabihan mo si Rodel Rodis
      hahaha…
      isusubo nia ang kababayan nia sa giyera, pero sia naman ay tago nang tago sa Merika, malayo sa peligro.
      hihihi…

  • ConcernedCitizenPh

    Everybody who disagrees with Purple Daisy, Dakulangot, and the rest of 50cents must show up on July 24, 2013. People from the public and private sector as well as students are very welcome.

    • PurpleDaisy13

      re: “Everybody who disagrees with Purple Daisy, Dakulangot, and the rest of 50cents must show up”

      Anyone who disagrees with PurpleDaisy DOES NOT NEED to show up. It’s your right and sufficient enough to just simply say “I disagree with PurpleDaisy”.

      Forcing people to show up for any ridiculous reason is a deceptive form of persuasion that stems from people with communist mentalities. Don’t go; stay home, so you can avoid potential harm, injury, and arrest as result of a protest that promotes hostility between Filipinos and Chinese here in the USA.

  • ynigooctaviano

    PurpleDizzy13, Stop NAMEDROPPING U.S. president Obama here. Obama supports the USPGGG.

    • PurpleDaisy13

      Obama does not support any protest that racially affects specific groups (Chinese) which can lead to unrest, violence, riots, or civil disturbance in our country.

      USPGG shall be responsible and sued for any injuries, deaths, and damages that occur as a result of their protest.

  • upupperclassman

    Phil Gov’t disowns anti-China rallies worldwide because the attendance is embarrassingly few.

    • Hugo.

      philippines’ own anti-government rallies have even more participants, and hong kong’s own anti-china rallies have much more.

  • Zmar

    you seriously need help…
    so what have you done to help mother earth? turning your beach into a sea of algae because of your stinky feces for eating fetus?

    and you call yourself a human being…what kind? a retarded human being? well, yeah, you talk like one… thank you for introducing yourself…

  • zymygy

    In his book Shokujin Enseki – Massatsu sareta Chugoku Gendaishi (Cannibal Banquet – Modern Chinese History Erased) (Tokyo: Kodansha Kappa Books, 1993), Cheng I describes in detail how, as a young Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution in south China, he witnessed hundreds of children, women and men classified as Counter-revolutionaries killed and eaten by the perpetrators, with such comments as “human meat tastes better when broiled than boiled.”

    In the recently published collection of studies Chugoku Igaishi,historian Okada Hidehiro quotes passages from the classic Ming dynasty (1368-1644) novel Water Margin, also known as All Men Are Created Equal, describing a group of villains who sell human meat as beef, as well as other characters who eat human flesh.

    According to Okada, King Chu of the Ying dynasty (11th century BC) is alleged to have made salted meat and dried meat out of two feudal lords, as well as soup out of son of King Wen of Zhou, which he made King Wen eat.

    During times of severe famine, a frequent occurence in China, cannibalism became marked.

    The Great Historian Sima Qian records that in 594BC people ate each other’s children and the dead in the walled city of Song, when it was beseiged by the Chu army.

    In the 9th century, towards the end of the Tang dynasty (618-906) a Persian trader reported that human flesh was being sold openly in markets.

    During the 12th century, it was said that 15 jin (1 jin = 1.323lbs) of dried meat was obtained from one human being.

    Towards the turbulent close of Yuan dynasty (1276-1368), it was said that children’s meat was best, then women’s, and the least were men’s.

    Cannibalism was practiced not merely for sheer survival, but also as a means of revenge. Lu Xun (1881-1936) recounts such a case in his work …., in which a revolutionary was killed in 1907 and his heart eaten by an enemy. This incident may have also inspired Lu Xun to write his celebrated novel Diary of a Madman (1918), in which cannibalism sevres as an analogy for the decrepit state of modern China.

    The Chinese also believed medicinal benefits could be obtained from eating human flesh, and the benefits are described in their 16th century medicinal book Bencao Ganmu.

  • Paulstronghold

    To all beautiful brown people of this world, let’s join hands together to show to the world these yellow-anemic colored and uncivilized “beho” mongoloid culture is not fit to co-exist with educated, matured and peace loving citizens of this world. Instinctively, a ruthless dog whose gluttony never expires, and its behavior likened that of a demonic vultures who exploits even his own kind and offspring. A nation of over a quarter of earth’s population who cannot even sustained its own subsistence, so they resort to robbing other people’s property, and worse, pretend to be highly technologically geek nation copying all their products in 3rd rate standard only a fool will patronize. In due time, this ethnic race, will soon be wiped-out not by external factors, but in total annihilation by its own stupid administration, they will die a natural death. This nation will go down the drain and will be dispersed where no nations on earth will ever want them because they are not a nation of “:human beings” but dogs licking his own wounds.

  • tilney

    We the brown race people who are hygienically clean , good smell and practice democracy as its core value cannot be compared to slave people who do not know the meaning of cleanliness and live in communist country like China .How on earth they will a ask boy to sketch a MAP in a piece of paper and consider this a Nine (9) Dash Line and then consider the area as part of China..Heh..really retard people can just make peace loving ASEAN Countries get restless because of this development in the West Philippine Sea..

  • Crazy_horse101010

    the village idiot is back doing his monkey calls

  • ARIKUTIK

    Communist China is murdering their own children while PH government can not impose even “Free Choice” contraceptive pill. The communist maybe not monkeys but murderers for sure.

  • phipher filipino

    WARNING A 50 CENTS CHINESE TROLL DETECTED! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

  • STYX21

    HEY! MR. FETUS EATING MAMMAL ARE YOU HIGH WITH YOUR CUISINE HOW MANY FETUS HAVE YOU EATEN WHY YOUR DOSE ARE SO HIGH? YOU ARE OUT AGAIN FROM YOUR DUNGEON! GO BACK TO YOUR CAVE YOUR MAMA IS WAITING FOR YOU WITH HIS NEW FOUND FETUS CUISINE. SHARE HER MEAL AND BE HAPPY!

  • warillaman

    TO ALL MONGOLOID RETARDS LIKE YOU, JUST GO AND BUILD WALLS AND BANG YOUR HEADS ON IT, YELLOW MONGOLOID RETARDS!!

  • Pedring2

    Jseesus, Kanuto, Purple, DakuUten, reddDog, are in the same team – spreading Chinese manure in return for a miserable 50-cent wage.

  • Zmar

    wala na kutomel… wala na kati fetut kaya wala na tila ma-oldel.. wala na huhugatan pinggan… wala na kita.. wala na pela… bagtak na negotyo… kaya turf-turf muna ako intelnet…

  • phipher filipino

    CHINESE TROLL IS TROLLING YOUR WAY IN.

  • kanoy

    THERE NEVER WAS NEVER HAS BEEN NEVER WILL BE UNITY IN THE RP

    THE CLOSEST THE RP EVER CAME TO IT WAS EDSA—BUT HOW LONG DID IT LAST?

    THEY VOTED MARCOS BACK IN

    THEY TRIED TO VOTE ERAP BACK IN AS PRESIDENT
    FAILED
    SO SETTLED ON MAYOR OF MANILA
    IMELDA MARCOS
    GMA
    UNITED? NOT!!

  • kanoy

    SOUNDS LIKE CORY MARCOS ESTRADA GMA PNOY DEATH SQUADS

  • zymygy

    So you want to know more about your Chinese dark past ,I have pictures also.

  • Mao Tse Tsunggu

    NO WONDER!!!
    IT WAS JUST EASY FOR THESE YELLOWISH MONGOLOID MURDERER COMMUNISTS TO MASSACRE THEIR OWN PEOPLE IN TIANANMEN SQUARE. FOR SURE THESE CANNIBAL COMMUNISTS ATE ALSO THE FLESH OF THEIR VICTIMS IN TIANANMEN SQUARE.
    THESE CANNIBAL MURDERER COMMUNISTS DON’T REALLY DESERVE A PLACE IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF DECENT AND PEACE LOVING PEOPLE ON EARTH.

  • phipher filipino

    HA YOUR CONTRIBUTING TO A CHINESE TROLL!

  • jorgii0550

    At Edsa the Filipino shows that they are ready to die for their country, that’s why the Soldiers has no choice but to join the revolution which lead to the downfall of Marcos dictatorship.

    In Tianamen square China’s soldiers massacred their own civilians because they know when push comes to shove the Chinese are cowards and they will run….they are 100 percent correct.

    Until now China is not a free country because the Chinese are too scared to fight for their freedom….bunch of cowards!

  • Chrisnadal19

    yellow beings with a tiny endowment?

  • Chrisnadal19

    Weh… just look at the mirror.

  • Crazy_horse101010

    what is that idiot talking about i think he is trying to insult me but is a bunch of gibberish that doesnt make sense, the idiot likes to attack my wife like the moron he is. someone who cant find a woman because he is a drug induced retard and so ugly so he is jealous of those who have someone. he cant even play with himself without tweezers and a microscope. anyway still the village idiot no matter what

  • ReneV

    i understand so much angst. your parents threw away the fetus and the afterbirth but then the stain in the carpet just grew up to be jseesus.

  • warillaman

    WHAT ABOUT YOU PATHETIC RETARD, YOUR KIND COULD NOT EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH, ALL YOU KNOW IS GOBBLYGOOK THE WORLD WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND, YOU ARE THIRD CLASS WHO ARE ONLY GOOD BUILDING WALLS, HE,HE,HE, PATHETIC CHINK WHO WILL JUST CRY IF CONFRONTED BECAUSE HE CANT SPEAK ENGLISH, HE,HE,HE,HE, ILLITERATE AND HUGE IGNORAMUSHE,HE,HE,HE,

  • Crazy_horse101010

    from the way he acts i dont think he grew up. acts like a spoiled child

  • warillaman

    another retard singing a song he will never understand, he,he,he, frustrated he can never get out of his hole in retarded mongoloid china he,he,he,he

  • wvillaro822

    YOU MUST BE THE UGLIEST CHIMPANESE OF CHINA.

  • Commentator

    The racist of China. This shows the Chinese politburo think themselves big while the poor workers of China are suffering bad working conditions at low pay just to sell cheap products to the world.

  • daniboy2012

    we are humans ,,you are an animal,,,look at your chink eyes and pale skin….you’re nothin but freak of nature!!!!!

  • johndcross1

    you are the yellow monkey going from country to country. insik waka nga! your products are poisonous, dirty, full of rotten chemicals, you come to the Phil. & become illegal immigrants, smugglers, illegal drug manufacturers, illegal gamblers & all illegal crimes imaginable. You use monkey meat, snakes, turtles, bettles, spiders, dogs, cats, bats, etc. in your restaurant menus. You smuggle food items from China all those rotten chicken, pig, beef etc. meats! Go back to China & bring with you all your DISGUSTING BROTHERS & SISTERS WHO ARE ALL ASSSSSHHOOOLLLLEEESSS!!!!!! TSUUUPPPEEEE!!!

  • Luthmar

    How could this jseesus escape from the mental hospital?

  • warillaman

    WHAT KIND OF NATIONALITY IS THIS YELLOW RETARD MONGOLOID CHINKS LIKE YOU, THEY CAN’T TALK AND WRITE ENGLISH ALL THEY KNOW IS BUILD WALLS TO BANG THEIR HEADS ON, ALL THEY KNOW IS TALK GOBBLYGOOK NO ONE UNDERSTANDS, SEND CHEAP, FAKE INFERIOR COMMODITIES ALL OVER THE WORLD, STEAL DESIGNS, NO WONDER THEY ARE BEING MUG ALLOVER THE WORLD WITH THEIR YELLOW AZZES, HE,HE,HE,HE, AND CRIES WHEN CONFRONTED BECAUSE THEY CAN’T TALK IN ENGLISH ALL IT THEY CAN DO IS TALK GOBBLYGOOK WORDS, HE,HE,HE,HE, THEY SEND PROSTIS, MAIL ORDER BRIDES TOO, ESCAPES FROM THEIR MONGOLOID COUNTRY BY BOATS, UNDER THE TRUCKS, AND NOW THRU SOUTH KOREA, ILLITERATES AND IGNORANTS YELLOWS, HE,HE,HE,HE,

  • Patikotiko

    Taho, bote Dyario, jan galing ninuno mo okay? Tulo laway pa!!!

  • Crazy_horse101010

    they only take humans not retarded monkeys

  • ProudToBePinoy75

    Mabuha ang pilipinas.

  • ProudToBePinoy75

    Hahaha. correct

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