7 months Diokno says gov’t should protect Filipino fishermen against harassment in West PH sea MB
By Raymund Antonio Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno on Sunday reminded the administration they are expected to protect Filipino fishermen, following their reported harassment by Chinese vessels at the Panatag Shoal. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno (RIO LEONELLE DELUVIO / MANILA BULLETIN) This was the response of Diokno to Malacañang’s apparent soft stance against China for driving away Filipino fishermen from the shoal, which is found in the West Philippine Sea and belongs to the Philippines. Diokno, a senatorial bet of opposition Otso Diretso, said the government appears to be “in denial” over reports of ... more