mandag 21. august 2017

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

This is worse than what happened in Scarborough Shoal. "Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Saturday, August 19, slammed the presence of Chinese ships guarding Sandy Cay, a sandbar near Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). In a statement, Carpio described this as an "invasion of Philippine territory." He urged President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano to "vigorously protest" this – even as Cayetano said it is no longer the strategy of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to file diplomatic protests against China.