Locsin says diplomatic protest vs China will not be made public
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?
No way, José. So the ignorant will react self-importantly? https://t.co/ytSo4zinjt
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) April 2, 2019
Earlier, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will file a note verbale, or a diplomatic note, against China.
“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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