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Solon slams China media’s threat to ‘sanction’ Philippines By Charlie V. Manalo 01/31/2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Solon slams China media’s threat to ‘sanction’ Philippines

By Charlie V. Manalo 01/31/2012

Zambales Rep. Ma. Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay yesterday slammed an editorial by the China Global Times pushing the Chinese government to sanction the Philippines over its increased ties with the United States in terms of improving the country’s defense capabilities, saying China has no right to impose punishment on the Philippines since we are an independent country and not under their control.

“China has no right to impose sanctions on the Philippines because we are not under their control. We are an independent nation and thus, do not serve for their pleasure,” Magsaysay said.

However, the solon urged the government to rethink its decision to undergo more joint exercises in the country as well as allowing American soldiers to rotate around the country and expressed alarm that this might jeopardize the safety and security of the Philippines and make it a target by enemies of the United States..... MORE

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