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Angara demands ‘vigorous protest’ over Spratlys incident By Angie M. Rosales 03/09/2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Angara demands ‘vigorous protest’ over Spratlys incident

By Angie M. Rosales 03/09/2011

A senator yesterday dared the government to undertake a vigorous protest against what he described as a bullying act of China after its military ships harassed a government-owned exploration vessel near the disputed Spratly islands but clearly within Philippine territories as the Chinese government yesterday reiterated its claim over the contested islands in the South China Sea.

Aside from the Philippines, Vietnam has also protested to Beijing over its naval activity in the contested waters.

Sen. Edgardo Angara said while the country has “no reason to quarrel with China, nor does China have a reason to infringe on our rights.”

China’s display of power – one that shows a big country strong-arming a poor country – should not be allowed to pass without strong complaint and vigorous protest,” Angara said as he took the floor in the Senate to bring the current subject of tension with the Chinese government..... MORE

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