Locsin says diplomatic protest vs China will not be made public

/ 11:13 AM April 02, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The diplomatic protest filed against China over the reported surge of Chinese maritime militia vessels gathered around Pag-Asa Island in the South China Sea will not be made public, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said.

In a response to a Twitter user on Tuesday, the country’s top diplomat said there is “no way” the diplomatic protest will be made public.


A netizen had asked Locsin: Is there a chance that the diplomatic protest be made public?

To which Locsin replied to with: No way, José. So the ignorant will react self-importantly?


Earlier, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will file a note verbale, or a diplomatic note, against China.


READ: Panelo: Diplomatic protest vs China ‘on its way’

“I confirmed it with Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin that he’s going to file a note verbale. I think it’s on the way, according to him, I was talking to him last night,” Panelo said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel.  /muf


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