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Aquino: No worries, RP can sell bananas elsewhere By Fernan J. Angeles 05/15/2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Aquino: No worries, RP can sell bananas elsewhere

By Fernan J. Angeles 05/15/2012

Yes we have no bananas to China, but not to worry, the Philippines can export its bannans to other countries.

This was the gist of President Aquino’s statement in dismissing reports that China, as a result due to the Scarborough Shoal dispute between the two countries, has imposed an “unofficial” sanction on the Philippines with regard to the Philippine banana shipments to China that have been left rotting in the piers, due to claims from China that it had found pests in the fruits.

While the Aquino government repeated claims of taking diplomatic avenues to resolve the country’s rift with China, Malacanang continues to issue hard line statements which have translated to it recognizing that China had indeed imposed indirect economic sanctions against the Philippines..... MORE

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