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Noy moves vs China reached Written by Tribune Saturday, 07 July 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Noy moves vs China reached

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  • Saturday, 07 July 2012
Claiming that President Aquino has reached a decision on how to deal with China, which has claimed full sovereignty over the virtually entire South China sea, but will not disclose what he had decided on.

Malacañang refused to tell reporters of the decision Aquino had made on the China-Philippine dispute, saying that changes were quickly made as the full  Cabinet meeting was called off and an executive session was held instead.

Aquino’s spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, said he could not reveal anything that went on during the meeting, since this was held in executive session regarding security matters.

At a press briefing at the Palace, Lacierda took an evasive position, warding off questions from Palace reporters wanting to be updated on the  Cabinet meeting called Thursday afternoon by the President himself.
Lacierda, however, admitted there were personalities whose names were not included in the list of those expected to attend Aquino’s full Cabinet meeting where top government officials were asked to provide an input over the brewing tension with China.

Two legislators from the Senate — Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and former renegade Navy officer Sen. Antonio Trillanes attended the Cabinet meeting. Both Enrile and Trillanes, Lacierda added, are perceived by the President as credible resource persons on matters of national security, saying the Senate President served as Minister of National Defense for many years under the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos while Trillanes was invited in his  capacity as a Navy officer..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/1196-noy-moves-vs-china-reached

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