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Hundreds protest China’s ‘bullying’ of Philippines

Risa Hontiveros. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Hundreds of Philippine activists on Wednesday accused China of “gunboat diplomacy”, demonstrating at a noisy Manila protest against the Asian giant’s moves to stake its claims in the South China Sea.

Riot police cordoned off the entrance to an office building housing the Chinese consulate as an estimated one thousand demonstrators took Beijing to task for “bullying” the Philippines.

The protest, which ended peacefully two hours later, came amid festering tensions between the two neighbours over Scarborough Shoal, a Philippine-claimed outcrop seized by China after a two-month naval stand-off last year.

“Our simple message for China today is to stop your intrusions, and stop your bullying of other claimant countries,” Risa Hontiveros, a former member of parliament and one of the protest leaders, told AFP.

The demonstrators, who included politicians, former military officers and church officials, accused China in a statement handed out at the protest of implementing “gunboat diplomacy in the region”.

They put up a portable stage on the street, snarling traffic as they sang patriotic songs, blew horns, danced and hoisted anti-Chinese slogans.

China claims nearly all of the strategically vital South China Sea, even waters close to the shores of its smaller neighbours.

Apart from Scarborough, the Philippines has also protested the presence of Chinese navy vessels near Philippine-held Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands.

The islands have been a source of regional tension for decades, with China and Vietnam fighting battles in 1974 and 1988 for control of some outcrops in which dozens of Vietnamese soldiers died.

Japan has also recently expressed concerns over China’s actions in the South China Sea.

Wednesday’s protest in Manila was launched exactly a year after Beijing created a new administrative region in a Chinese-held island in the Paracels to oversee areas of the South China Sea that it claims.

At the demonstration, former interior secretary Rafael Alunan said Filipinos would not back down despite the Philippines’ weak armed forces.

“We have a long history of resistance and China is best forewarned,” he told his fellow demonstrators.

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  • mamerto

    Militant groups, excluding Akbayan, should
    ALL revoke their “party-list” positions in Congress…,
    they having shown, time & time again, as being collaborators of red-china.!

    Where are those rallyists during the recent SONA.
    It is very clear that their sympathies/loyalty are with the “enemy of the state”.

  • boybakal

    Ganyan lang naman yan mga Aktibista kuno.
    Papansin dahil jobless for the meantime.

    Tingnan nyo yon Black and White Movement, nawala.
    Binigyan na ng trabaho ni Pnoy.

  • PurpleDaisy13

    re: “The protest, which ended peacefully two hours later”

    Useless and futile.

    • blue_lights

      they succeeded in making a mess and congesting traffic hehe…

      • PurpleDaisy13

        Not here in the U.S.

        I haven’t seen any news, YouTube video or any coverage indicating that it even took place in New York City.

      • blue_lights

        What has NYC got to do with it? The report is about a protest outside the Chinese embassy in Manila.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        Apparently, you’re not up to date with your information blue_lights.

        These protests were coordinated by US Pinoys for Good Governance based in New York City, USA. They chose the date, July 24th for a coordinated effort in protesting throughout the world where the greatest population of Filipinos are willing to participate…did you not know that?

      • Crazy_horse101010

        did anyone care. that is here only you sitting in china. did you know that comrade. i doubt it your light bulb never comes on when the switch is pulled. a tape worm has more brains than you and is better looking HAWHAWHAWHAWHAWHAW LOSER COMRADE

      • Crazy_horse101010

        the usa isnt in china moron

      • Laddy

        USA is not a FLIP state. get it into your head. Just because you have infest Hawaii doesn’t mean you own the USA. You and your buk-buk language. And the Pinoy’s trying to be a Tupac Shakur are even worse.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      just like you useless and futile

  • warillaman

    Let this retard chinks be reminded that we filipinos can express our godgiven right of free expression that mongoloids will never have in their lifetime, and if pushed around by a bully can also do more harm and pain this retard chinks will never expect.

    • PurpleDaisy13

      re: “godgiven right of free expression”

      Your god didn’t give you any rights to freedom of expression. The Philippines Constitution derived from our United States Constitution, gave you the right to freedom of expression within the limits of your country.

      Your god doesn’t exist warillaman…don’t you know that already?

      • warillaman

        he,he,he,he, you don’t even know what godgiven right it is retard, all constitution derives and came from an american constitution they are the roots of freedom, idiot, even though you came by boat from mongoloid china escaping tyranny and atrocities of your retard country. he,he,he,he, retard

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “you don’t even know what godgiven right it is”

        warillaman, please define what your god given right of freedom is for all of us.

        But if you don’t know, don’t bother…we don’t expect you to know what you’re talking about either warillaman.

      • warillaman

        you are a retard why would I bother telling you all this, idiot, he,he,he,he

      • PurpleDaisy13

        In other words, you don’t know a definition for us and don’t know what you’re talking about.

        “palpak”

        hhahahaahahahHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA

      • RedRose_13

        TAMA NA YAN STRATEGY MO “DON’T KNOW A DEFINITION” STOP ACTING LIKE YOU ARE INTELLIGENT.. PAID COMMIE!!

      • PurpleDaisy13

        “Sabi daw,” godgiven right of free expression. “Pero di alam ang ibig sabihin”

        “bo bo kasi”…a perfect example of SiRaulo_ka’s street level of education.

        hhhahaahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Marx Louis Wang

        Unggay!!! mas bo bo ka!! at 3 times pa!!! 3 fingers pointing to yourself!!!

        BWHARHARHARHARHARHARHARHARHARHAR!!!

      • warillaman

        for you I don’t know, he,he,he, just like you don’t know where spain is, he he,he retard, and god don’t exist retard??? UNCLOS is all about underwater???western europe is all about wild,wild, west????he,he,he,he go build your stupid great wall retard, he,he,he,he, how many whips per hour are they paying you retard???

      • Crazy_horse101010

        now us then our america who are all these other people comrade who are you speaking for

      • RedRose_13

        Trying to brainwash readers? TRY YOUR BEST GODLESS COMMIE CHINK!!!

      • PurpleDaisy13

        SiRaulo_Ka is a god-fearing “duwag”. Brainwashed by Spaniards who trained him to be a god-fearing “duwag” and still carrying on the tradition of slave-mentality by praying to his gods that don’t exist.

        hahhahaahhahAHAHHAAHAHHAAHAHHA

      • Crazy_horse101010

        daisy a spawn of satan., who was brainwased by china. to spread lies in these forums, and drops to its knees everytime when one of its chinese master walks by and acts like a suction cup. all commies dont believe in god so that is a given comrade.. to bad you dont exist the world would be a much better place. one less liar using up resources that good people could be using.. a godless piglet

      • Crazy_horse101010

        who is this we tonto do you have split personality there is no we just you period moron

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i dont think it heard of the constitution

      • warillaman

        This idiot daisy thinks philippine constitution is a copy of american one which is very true along with hundreds of other constitutions, we are dealing with a retard mongoloid here, who knows nothing nor an iota of knowledge in his brain, idiot daisy is just simply idiot retard daisy, he,he,he,he,

      • Zhao Yu

        said a brown Fliptard, retard…

      • warillaman

        you don’t have constitution retard, he,he,he,he, that’s why your’re the idiot here, you don’t even know what vote is, he,he,he,he, funny retard chink, go build your great stupid wall, that’s all you know retards, he,he,he,he,

      • Crazy_horse101010

        good one

      • RedRose_13

        Godless chink you are, why don’t go to China and help the 600 million suffering chinks there!?

      • PurpleDaisy13

        siRaulo_ka, did you put your hands together last night before you went to sleep so you could beg and pray for forgiveness and money, because you’re a pathetic god-fearing “duwag”?

        Then you wake up every morning to realize nothing ever happens unless you do things to make things happen, like going to work to earn money because your god doesn’t exist to give you money.

        hhahahahahaahahHAHAHAHHA

      • RedRose_13

        commie non-believer loooosssssseeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! LOL!!!!

      • Zhao Yu

        Why don’t ask all your FlipTards OFWs come back home from abroad enslavement and help them?

    • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

      blank threats :)

      • warillaman

        better than nothing retard he,he,he,he

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        yeah what filipinos are good at… keep it up

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        same with our motherland….until now the threat from our dear leader Maj Gen Luo Yuan is still empty threat……as a han chinese, i’ve been waiting for the so called “counterstrike” of our motherland…….where is it now?…..just asking.

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        ask your navy why their ship can’t go near a shoal that they supposedly swear to defend hahaha

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        no need to put ships on the shoal….as a han chinese, i know this. The Los Angeles class submarines have unimpeded surveillance in the area.

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        pag duwag… duwag!… maraming dahilan pa… walang bayag na brown monkeys!

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        you must be deported from chinatown in Manilla to our motherland and undergo “re-education”….thank you.

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        deport mo mukha… I am sure I have better education than you… bobo nga kayo sa math eh… I speak more languages than you… so ano pa panalo mo? gong siao sai ding nya piaw si!

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        thats not true…lowly Philippino chinese cannot see math because you have chinky eyes like me…..gong hei fat choi…gong siopao sina ing pak siw….thank you.

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        last time I check Chinese are dominating the economy here… almost everything owned by us… you go back to work slaves!

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        You may check how many times you want. Believe me, once my motherland attacks, locals in Manilla will round you all up. Chinese dominance will be gone by then similar to the chinese in Indonesia. All of you out there will be skewered. You will all serve as target practice of the locals.

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        all blank threats … puro kayo salita… pati ikaw mismo… can you go out tomorrow and do something about it? HINDI! kasi duwag ka… puro ka salita… threats and more threats… puro na lang you WILL be… BELIEVE ME… you SHALL be… pota puro future tense… tangnamo… indonesians may bay@g kayo wala… sila kayang mag suicide bombers… kayo hindi! duwag na unggoy!

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        As a han chinese, I only issue threats. It is part of our physique and DNA. All talk and no walk. But the Philippinos make it happen. One of their heroes, a police officer, hauled those hongkong (lowly cantonese chinese) drug dealers and traffickers (who were all pretending as tourists) to a tourist bus parked in Lluneta and shot them one by one . This is the kind of hero that Filipin needs. The only way to beat these Philippino warriors is for the lowly Philippino-chinese to engage in “asymmetric warfare” a.k.a “terrorism”. But do not worry, our motherland – china – will consider Philippino-chineses who engage in chemical warfare (i.e. spreading SARS) as heroes. Maj. Gen Luo Yuan, our dear leader and head of the 2nd artillery division will commend you. He also would initiate building monuments in downtown china for all of you guys out there in the Filipin free of charge. The expenses for your insignificant memorials would be funded through his hidden wealth stashed in Swiss Banks. Thank you.

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        ha? hahahaha so in short all talk pa rin and more talk hahahaha

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        Ha??? ano raw??? ” lowly cantonese chinese…” Last time I check, yun sisters and mothers mo punta room to clean their toilets… if they are “lowly” ano tawag mo sa lahi na taga hugas ng kubeta nila? hahahahahahahahaha BASAG!!!

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        It seems you are nervous. The lowly Philippino-chineses have not been rounded up yet in the Filipin. Relax, my friend…..your time will come……in due time…….somewhere in time…….with the longest time……..

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        Barado ka lang! now go clean some toilets hahahahaha

      • warillaman

        he,he,he, yes, and it is hurting you retards, you can’t even face the arbitration in the hague, no brains there mongoloid chinks, he,he,he,he

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        but in the meantime we are owning scarborough while our ships are there… and you keep on talking and more talking… and bring up all UN bullcrap… nothing you can do hahaha … it’s more fun screwing the philippines hehehehe

      • warillaman

        hovering around a bobbing rock which you could not stand on it is not exactly owning a rock, retard, he,he,he,he, too scared and no balls even to face in the UN, he,he,he,he, its really fun to screw mongoloid chink jokers he,he,he,he,

      • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

        why face you in UN when we can scare your arse way in the shoal… coward brown arse monkeys hahaha… why too afraid to show up there? typhoon pa ba? hahaha

      • warillaman

        he,he,he, you think we are scared, we use our brain not force, retard, while you think you scared us, you can never own it by just hovering around, he,he,he,he, only retards way of thinking they already own, he,he,he, too stupid really he,he,he,he, unless the UN says you own it, he,he,he, but, its too far from happening retard, he,he,he,he,

    • Zhao Yu

      and you are a brown retard flipTard. Let my Chinese comrades know that we can crush this brown Flipland, Vietgook land and JapLands with ease!

      • warillaman

        When?? where,??? how??? just retard chinks no balls, thats all, go build your great chinks stupid wall retard, that’s what you’re good at, slave retards, he,he,he,he,

  • PurpleDaisy13

    If only hundreds showed up for protests in Manila, Philippines….how many protesters showed up in New York City, USA? 15?

    Tsk tsk….what a complete failure. Toinks.

    • RedRose_13

      Hoy Chink, stop your false report… show us pics of 15 people… you are self-destructing again coz of your being a commie! paid commie!!!!

      ha ha hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “show us pics of 15 people”

        siRaulo, apparently you don’t have the proper education in understanding the purpose and meaning of this symbol: “?”

        As in… “how many protesters showed up in New York City, USA? 15?”

        “Bo bo kasi, pobre pa at lumaki sa hirap.”

        hahhahaahahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

      • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

        Bin Laden has 15 palaces and numerous mansions….but he was a dreaded terrorist……same with my motherland – china, rich but socially and politically backward….look at our dear leader, Wen Jiabao with a hidden wealth stashed in Swiss banks and US banks….he is rich….there is a saying that though you put fancy jewelries on a monkey, a yellow monkey is always a yellow monkey….nuff said.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        blah blah blah who cares comrade you are just ranting and crying for nothing comrade daisy chain

      • RedRose_13

        mas bobo ka commie ka kasi, pagkatapos kang palakihin sa Pilipinas yuyurakan mo NAKAKAHIYA KA!!!!!!

    • hagakhak

      oh my purple daisy aka gil. all your account names are already busted. you are a shameless person, thick skinned face. fake facts-maker still going strong. i guess ‘taning’ is your guardian devil, right?

    • hagakhak

      it came across my mind to think that your being molded by pdi as a predator looking for prey in order to read all inquirer articles. when you’re away, gil is active. and when you’re active, gil is resting in peace. your co-horts are using account names such as kanoy, bakbakan na, rf reemont, boglianakdami, dakoakongutin,redfrogg too many names but he’s just only one person like you. sometimes you are talking to your other account name, but in fact it’s only you the one talking to yourself. tsk tsk tsk, you really have a psycho problem.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      who cares commie filipino hater who is a chronic lair you say you are a america yeah right what business is it of yours. you are the complete failure in these forums you failed to discredit me even though you attacked my wife you failed to start a war that you were screaming for and you failed when you lied about being a american but oinks suit you since you live in a pig sty north of hong kong comrade

    • vendetta07

      Still a lot more than a non-existant world-wide chinese protest despite the fact that Chinese make up the world’s largest diaspora. Any kind of protest in China ends up in violence like the protests against Japan. Take a lesson in freedom of speech from the Filipinos, China

    • Maj Gen Luo Yuan

      it seems you are getting nervous everyday, PurpleDaisy…..dont worry everything will be alright…..wink….wink.

  • Walter_Peterson

    There is a large community of Chinese in the Philippines. What do they think of this matter? Are they silent? Seems to me that overseas Chinese should organize to do the criticism of the Chinese government, not only on this matter, but on Chinese autocracy and hegemonic policies, that the Chinese regime doesn’t allow their own Chinese citizens to do.

  • Zmar

    i thought the brainless chinks here were electrocuted with their dirt cheap fake iPhone… luckily they survived and here they are again with the same lines of bragging how mighty their china is yet they have no nerve to pull the trigger… pathetic..

  • nakatutok

    tatakbo ba sa pagka barangay captain itong si Rissa?? nagpapaka ” VISIBLE ” ulit after niya KUMAIN ng alikabok sa midterm elections….

  • Zhao Yu

    FLIPTARDS CAN ONLY PROTESTS, DO MAID WORKS, TOILET CLEANING ETC AS DETERMINE IN THEIR MONKEY GENES.

    BUT CAN’T FIGHT IN A CONVENTIONAL WAR KNOWING THEY WILL LOSE…

    • EWAN

      Getting real tired of your rude remarks. Who are you to belittle us? Just a random netizen retard who apparently has no life. So CHUNGCHANGCHINGCHUNGKUHBITCHGETALIFE



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