12 months Locsin ‘fires off’ diplomatic protest against China for swarming vessels around Pag-asa Island MB
By Noreen Jazul Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr on Wednesday said the Philippines has “fired off” a diplomatic protest against China, following reports of a rising number of Chinese vessels swarming in Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island). DFA Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr.(Twitter | Manila Bulletin) “Diplomatic protest fired off,” wrote Locsin on Twitter after National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr reported that a total of 113 Chinese fishing vessels were spotted within the vicinity of Pag-asa Island. Locsin responding to an inquiry whether he will adopt Esperon’s recommendation for diplomatic action against China, he said: “I did”. “I listen ... more