12 months Senators unanimous in support of diplomatic protest ‘fired off’ by DFA on swarming of Pag-asa MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Senators welcomed the filing of the diplomatic protests on Wednesday over the reported swarming of Chinese vessels in the Pag-asa Island. Senate of the Philippines (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said a diplomatic protest has been “fired off” regarding the reports that some 113 Chinese vessels surrounded the Pag-asa Island in the disputed Spratlys last week for a still unknown reason. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon said the government also protested the passage of Chinese warships in the Sibutu Strait in Mindanao without asking for diplomatic clearance. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph ... more