Sponsored Links
SEARCH THIS SITE
JBSOLIS is a site for overseas Filipino workers, Philhealth and insurances, OWWA, PAG-IBIG, bank and cash loans, foreclosed properties, small house designs, local and overseas job listings.
EXCHANGE RATE HERE, CHOOSE CURRENCY
Advertisement

Saturday, March 05, 2016

AQUINO: CHINESE USED FIRE HOSES NOT WATER CANNONS AGAINST FILIPINO FISHERMEN

This is an excerpt from the report of the Manila Bulletin regarding statement by President Aquino that the Chinese used water hose and not water cannons. Netizens are angry with the connotation of the press conference that seems to suggest Pres. Aquino are fine with hose sprayed to Filipino fisherman and would react more if it was water cannons.
advertisement




(Fire hoses, not water cannons, were used recently on Filipino fishermen by Chinese coast guards in the Philippines’ Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc, President Benigno S. Aquino III clarified.)


(The President said the government has already obtained the affidavits from the fishermen who were reportedly prohibited by a Chinese patrol ship from fishing in the shoal.
advertisement

The recent skirmish in Bajo de Masinloc was raised by Aquino in his meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at his office in Putrajaya last Friday.

“I brought it up as part of our discussions before the expanded bilateral (meeting). I mentioned that there has been this reported recent issue again on Scarborough,” the President said in a media interview in Kuala Lumpur last Friday.)


(“Fire hose, not water cannon, was used based on the report I received. We have affidavits from the fishermen involved,” Aquino added.

The Philippines recently protested against China’s use of water cannonsto prevent Filipino fishermen from entering the disputed shoal in the South China Sea, contending that Bajo de Masinloc is an integral part of the Philippines. Manila likewise warned that the latest harassment of Filipino fishermen escalated the tension in the area, thus threatening peace and security in the region.)


(Beijing, however, rejected Manila’s protest, saying the Chinese patrol ships were just protecting China’s sovereignty and ensuring normal order.

In his meeting with Najib, the President said they agreed on a peaceful settlement of the disputes in the South China Sea.)
“We reiterated that we are for the settlement of our disputes under international law, specifically under UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas), and which is also our position,” Aquino said.

READ THE REST OF THE NEWS HERE
©2016 THOUGHTSKOTO