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Filipinos in China will pay if Chinese are harmed in PH – Locsin

/ 09:57 AM August 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The government must bring to justice those behind the death of a Chinese national in Las Pinas City recently since the incident may pose dire consequences on Filipinos in China, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Tuesday.

READ: China urges PH to probe death of Chinese man 

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“ONE HUNDRED PERCENT AGREE WITH CHINA ON THIS ONE. We go down this road of letting Chinese nationals be hurt, our people in China will pay,” Locsin said over Twitter on Tuesday.

“Send carping yellows to China when the anti-Filipino riots start to take the sacrificial place of our people working at good jobs there,” his tweet further read.

Yang Kang, a 27-year-old Chinese national who was handcuffed by a fellow Chinese, fell to his death from a six-story building in Las Piñas City recently.

Locsin said it is the Philippine government’s obligation to bring the suspects to justice immediately.

“It makes no difference who killer(s) are, killing happened here. Our obligation to bring them to justice pronto,” he said in a separate tweet as a response to another tweet asking if a Chinese triad may have been involved.

Taking a hit at the opposition, Locsin then added: “Unless opposition wants to thank Chinese triads. Triads as generous as drug cartels – a hint to administration critics. Deep pockets to line deep convictions.”

Malacañang has earlier expressed alarm over the rising number of maltreated foreign nationals in the country and said the government would not tolerate any kind of abuse against any foreigner in the Philippines.

READ: Palace expresses alarm over maltreatment of foreign nationals 

“We need to put a stop to these illegal acts. We will not allow nor tolerate any kind of abuse inflicted on any foreigner whether sojourning or working in this country, whether done by their fellow nationals or by our own citizens,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement over the weekend. /gsg

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