Mayor seeks more info on China intrusion

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CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines—The mayor of Masinloc town in Zambales province on Thursday voiced the need for official information on the situation at Scarborough Shoal so that she could properly caution local fisherfolk and ensure their safety.

Mayor Desiree Edora, interviewed at the launch here of a registry of fisherfolk, said she needed official data from the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Navy to validate reports by fisherfolk that armed men on Chinese patrol boats have been driving away those who try getting near the shoal.

Local fisherfolk and residents refer to the shoal as Bajo de Masinloc. The local government, in a resolution two years ago, staked its claim over the area.

The Philippine government, asserting the shoal is within its territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), had taken the dispute to an international court.

“Our fishermen cannot understand [the] Chinese [language]. But Chinese guards move their arms and hands in such a way that our fishermen interpret that they’re being shooed away,” Edora said.

She said the local government has no way of verifying these accounts because it has no large boat capable of sailing amid huge waves to reach the area, which is 124 nautical miles (229.64 kilometers) off Masinloc.

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  • Olibo

    The Philippine gov’t is preoccupied with the porky scams. Nobody cares if the nation is invaded by Red China, for as long as their plunder is covered up. I suggest the mayor to advise the fishermen to bring and raise the white flags when these slanted eyes or mono-lids armed bandits intimidate them.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Many Filipino bloggers are still in denial stage and can not accept the bitter facts. The article clearly say that Filipino fishermen are being shooed away by the armed Chinese patrols, and this mayor who claims the Panatag under the municipality jurisdiction is unaware of what is going on. Fact is, China has already laid underwater foundations for future building structures in the shoal and the Philippines is still in the usual process of protesting. Even the Philippine navy cannot approach the area, and so is the whole Philippine military. Accept the facts and only then that something can be done about it. It is already under fully exercised Chinese jurisdiction. Even the Philippine president issued an order not to go to that area more than a year ago. Filipinos are supposed to be more intelligent than denying facts, living in deceit and lies.

  • hello stupids

    She said the local government has no way of verifying these accounts
    because it has no large boat capable of sailing amid huge waves to reach
    the area, which is 124 nautical miles (229.64 kilometers) off Masinloc.

    so how can U occupied and claim it is yours if U are not capable to go there even now?
    hahahahaha

    • SaintJames2011

      This Mayor has no clue. She should have just shut her clueless mouth! Then again, most elected Mayors are clueless.

      • hello stupids

        this is not clue…this is fact and conclusions
        hahaha

  • SaintJames2011

    Pres. Aquino is quiet while China is already building structures. He just acquired two U.S. warships and yet they are nowhere to be found. Is this one good example of manyana habit? Only take action when it’s already too late?

    • go88

      And what would Aquino do with those antique warships? Uncle Sam kindly stripped them of electronics and weapons systems before delivering them …. the USA don’t want a conflict with China over the Philippines and won’t intervene in the Spratly islands. What they want is recovering their old bases and exploiting the oil and gas in the Benham rise.

      • SaintJames2011

        You didn’t suggest a solution. Do you have any?

      • crazy_horse_101010

        and you have proof of what america wants can you show us. they arent recovering their old bases the bases are still filipino and will be filipno. and china wants the gas and oil and needs it worse than america since in a few years america will be exporting oil and china is the worlds largest importer and run out and buy your own ship

      • SaintJames2011

        That’s the reason why China wants to claim the whole West Philippine Sea. China is now the #1 oil importer in the world. Economically, that’s not good because they are buying way more oil than what they sell. Philippines must protect her territorial sovereignty at all cost.

      • crazy_horse_101010

        yeah i agree they are like japan before ww2 who went to war over oil

  • Guest

    Where is BakbakanNaKoy started a garbage war and then run away like a true f@ggot, How can this be a Chinese asset when he cannot even sustain a war, just like his chinese masters who run with their assesss burning during the war with vietnam. and falsely claiming they won the war

    • crazy_horse_101010

      one of the idiots was just here stupid. bakbak gets his history from chinese comic book stores when i read some of his posts i feel like im in a parallel universe

  • gilrene

    Called it in 1983 Huangyan Island after UNCLOS formally adopted the 200 nautical nautical mile exclusive economic zone in 1982. Why? Because China found out that the term island was not included in the EEZ.
    What was the name of Huangyan before which was not even historical, Minzhu Jiao in Chinese literally “Democracy Reef”. Kindly check the meaning of Reef in the dictionary.
    Then China ratify the UNCLOS June 7, 1996 with declaration on not accepting procedures provided for in Section 2 of Part XV of the Convention Article with respect to all categories of disputes referred to in paragraph 1 (a), (b) and (c) of Article 298 of the mentioned convention. Fishy and tricky!

    • gilrene

      One of the 50 cents party voted down, truth really hurts.

  • SaintJames2011

    It’s about time Pres. Aquino will stand up for Philippines territorial sovereignty. Send a demolition team to blow up these concrete blocks or wind up waking up tomorrow with Chinese flag flying in your backyard.

    • hello stupids

      dig a tunnel to get there so no body will find out
      hahaha

      • SaintJames2011

        Philippines can learn from the Japanese when it comes to digging tunnels undersea.

      • hello stupids

        there is a easy way by putting the big tubing and join it up later but the water is so shallow near the shoal

      • hello stupids

        Japanese never built tunnels between islands but bridges

  • hello stupids

    Mayor seeks more info on China intrusion

    what else when photo means a thousand word…

    by the way that photo really look like paradise water calm beautiful sunset
    China should put some resort there and let us have lots of lots leisure there

  • generaltso

    The prevailing wind is from west to east,
    There is also a deep trench of 6000 feet,
    If the Mayor of today can’t sail to the shoal,
    How possible for Filipinos to reach it 200 years before ?

    • SaintJames2011

      Are you referring to Genkhis Khan’s invasion of China?

      • hello stupids

        Genkhis Khan was born in China and also his offsprings….hahaha

      • SaintJames2011

        I was enjoying your postings until you posted above LOL. Genkhis Khan was born in Mongolia around 1155. Now, we can both agree he planted his Mongol seeds in China after he conquered the Chinese around 1100s.

      • hello stupids

        the inner Mongolia is part of China now
        at that time it is call song dynasty and Genkhis Khan change it to yun dynasty
        China so call China when from the name including Han Mongolia Manchu Tibetan and Turkeish
        it shows all the culture in the Chinese currencies

        just like Malaysia it including the Chinese Malay and Indian

  • tennesseetuxedo59

    bring cameras with a live feed and proceed en masse to the shoal or lose it. talking is useless

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