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Noy: RP-China conflict Gloria’s fault By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan and Michaela P. del Callar 07/06/2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

AQUINO’S BLAME GAME ESCALATES

Noy: RP-China conflict Gloria’s fault

By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan and Michaela P. del Callar 07/06/2011

The blame Gloria game has become much too ridiculous.

Except perhaps for the devastation caused by typhoons that regularly visit the Philippines, especially at this time of the year, the rest of the country’s problems — past and present — are all caused by former President Arroyo in the eyes of President Aquino as he blamed her again, this time for causing the diplomatic row between the Philippines and China.

In his speech during the 113th Anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Aquino singled out the Arroyo administration as being responsible for aggravating the disagreement between China and the
Philippines in relation to each country’s claims in the Spratlys group of Islands.

Aquino accused Arroyo of approving the inclusion of Manila-claimed territories, such as the Reed Bank near Palawan, in a joint oil exploration in 2005 between the Philippines and rival claimants China and Vietnam..... MORE

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