300 Filipinos in Rome protest China ‘intrusion’

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Migrant Filipinos converged at the historic Piazza Del Popolo sing the nationalistic song 'Bayan Ko' as they protest China's aggressive assertion of its territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea. Video courtesy of  Albert Dilao Madrigal

Filipino migrant workers in Italy converge at the historic Piazza Del Popolo in Rome to protest China’s ‘bullying’ in the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of Albert Dilao Madrigal

ROME–Some 300 Filipinos in Rome, Italy took a time out from their work Thursday to hold a protest rally against China’s “intrusion” in the West Philippine Seas (South China Sea).

Organized by various Filipino communities in Rome, the peaceful rally was held at the historic plaza of Piazza Del Popolo, which is one of Rome’s main tourist spots.

China claims nearly all of the West Philippine Sea, even waters approaching the coasts of neighbouring countries.

Asean members the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei and Malaysia also have competing claims to parts of the sea, as does Taiwan.

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

Tensions have again grown in recent years with the Philippines, Vietnam and some other countries expressing concern at increasingly assertive Chinese military and diplomatic tactics to stress control over the sea. With Agence France-Presse

A Filipina holds a placard denouncing China’s “aggressive stance” in the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of Albert Dilao Madrigal

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  • Meow Ming

    Sirang-sira na imahe ng Tsina sa mundo. Sige tuloy pa protesta mga pinoy sa buong mundo.

    • sanjuan683

      Ang galing ng propaganda ng Kano laban sa Tsina hahahahahahahaha. Hoy Kano bayaran mo utang mo sa China na trillion dollars. hahahahahaha Gusto mo subain ang China kaya parally-rally ang mga nauto mo Pinoy. hahahaha

      • Meow Ming

        $ 3 T lang pinagmamalaki mo na? Check mo nga kung magkano budget nila sa isang taon. Mas malaki pa nga utang nila sa japan kesa china. At kayang bayaran nila yun.

  • boybakal

    Ang Rome o Italy hindi maniniwala sa mga Pilipino laban sa Intsik.
    Kasi wala naman contribution ang mga Pinoy sa mundo lalo na sa Italy.

    Malaki ang utang na loob ng mga Italiano sa mga Intsik.
    Kasi nga si Marco Polo pumunta ng Tsina at kumain ng chow mien tapos dinala niya sa Italy at ginawang Spaghetti.
    Yan ang storia ng Spaghetti.

    Kaya kayong mga Pinoy diyan wag na kayong magkalat pa. Baka pagdadamputin pa kayo diyan dahil kayo ay mga TNT.
    Maglinis na lang kayo ng mga bahay at puwit at magipon at magpatayo ng bahay gaya ng mga Batangueno.

    Hala uwi na at maglinis na ng puwit ng Italiano.

    • pfckulapu_parin

      weeeeeee, puro kalawang yang utak mo…..
      Yang OFW sa Italy are more dignified than you….
      Ikaw, dito ka lang sa forum kumita….TANGA…PATAY GUTOM….HAMPAS LUPA…..

      • boybakal

        Sa klase ng salita mo….ikaw ang Hampas Lupa, Patay Gutom, may Ulcer, TB at Hepatitis.
        Bad Breath pa.

    • disqus_m9QKlBe6Ns

      Saan mo nabasa na ang pinagmulan ng Spaghetti e sa tsina?

      • boybakal

        Napanood ko po sa TV.
        Yon pong Silk road po na nagbiyahe si Marco Polo sa Tsina.
        Pagbalik po dala na ang Silk pati po pansit, chow mien o noodle.

        Ang ginawa po sa pancit nilagyan ng ii yong pancitii, nagrevolve po sa Spaghetti.
        Wag nyo po akong pagagalitan….napanood ko lang po.

      • disqus_m9QKlBe6Ns

        Di naman ako nagagalit, nagtatanong lang. Ang sabi kasi ng isang italian manufacturer ng pasta (kasama doon ang spaghetti), ito ay mula pa sa panahon ng mga Romano. Noong araw kasi walang refrigerator, kaya ang ginagawa nila sa mga flour (na galing sa wheat) ay ginagwang pasta na manipis para ma-store nila tuwing panawan ng taggutom at walang maraming ani. That’s according to an italian producer of pasta, not my own opinion. Babay din…:)

  • zymygy

    Since some of here downgrade the pinoys. now read this.

    Racism and ethnic tensions in pre-modern China

    Pejorative statements about non-Han Chinese can be found in some ancient Chinese texts. For example, a 7thcentury commentary to the Hanshu by Yan Shigu on the Wusun people likens “barbarians who have green eyes and red hair” to macaque monkeys.

    Some conflicts between different races and ethnicities resulted in genocide. Ran Min, a Han chinese leader, during the Wei–Jie war, massacred non-Chinese Wu Hu peoples around 350 A.D. with the Jie people particularly affected.

    Rebels slaughtered many Arabs and Persian merchants in the Yangzhou massacre (760). The Arab historian Abu Zayd Hasan of Siraf reports when the rebel Huang Chao captured Guang Prefecture, his army killed a large number of foreign merchants resident there: Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Parsees, in the Guangzhou massacre.

    In the 20th century, the social and cultural critic Lu Xun commented that, “throughout the ages, Chinese have had only two ways of looking at foreigners, up to them as superior beings or down on them as wild animals.”

  • Gam cantoi

    Available now : Pinoys maid for sell , hurry get a 10 % discount !!

    • warillaman

      yep available now to teach your freak retard chinks children to speak and learn english, no discount, full fee please, he,he,he,

    • disqus_m9QKlBe6Ns

      Sure sure. But they do make the Best Maids…unlike some other race, including the chinks.


    Ang galing galing ng mga kababayan ko …… yeheyyyyyy….. palakpakan klap…klap…klap…

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  • Guest

    thats you, hehehe

  • tonygadoy

    MONGOLOID jseesus is the brown azz monkey doing monkey bizniz.

  • rudy2013

    wow Tsinx supporter… go back to where you belong…

  • Zmar

    PH exports most of its bananas to CHINA. I guess there are more chimps in CHINA.

    ur rotten azz stinks

  • izakyakov

    agree.. they love our long, hard, juicy and delicious banana.

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