Noynoy and his foreign office, along with his defense and military chiefs, are at pains to portray themselves before the Filipinos at least, that they will not take the bullying of China sitting down.
The trouble is, Noynoy and his boys are no different from the mouse that roared but that ended up being swallowed by the huge lion.
The Noynoy administration certainly knows it is no match for China even in that claimed stand-off. The truth is, the Philippines blinked some time ago during the first few days of the stand-off when, after sending its antiquated American warship that gave the Philippines the early edge in that the Philippine soldiers were able to get into the Chinese fishing boats with their illegal marine catch, blinked by quickly pulling out of Scarborough Shoal, with the lame excuse of its having to return to port to refuel..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune