Esperon : Should the Philippines protest China’s provocative military activities in the disputed South China Sea?
Hence National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., the filing of diplomatic protest against China for its landing of nuclear capable bombers on Woody Island was unnecessary.
Besides the reason must be investigate — it is a preparation. Parang sinabi mong dapat mag-dissent ka dahil annoy prepare sila,” Esperon said amid the week by week Kapihan sa Manila Bay discussion.
He focused on that Woody Island, which was possessed by China since 1974, isn’t inside the select financial zone of the Philippines.
Consequently is it true that we are the objective? I don’t think so since we are not at war with China. We are not at war with the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations),” he said.
“So might we hold up a challenge for that? Sa tingin ko hindi,” he include.