Philippines’ strength lies in the fact that while we are a small, third world country, we are a noisy bunch, eager to participate in international forums and fight for what we believe is our right. We must be able to at least get other countries to put pressure on China not to use force, if not to get them to side with the Philippines altogether.
China has to make its own people accountable for the Amy Douglas Bank incident in the Spratlys
ON DECEMBER 21, park rangers guarding the Tubbataha Reef off Palawan arrested 30 Chinese poachers with 800 pieces of live fish, including rare fish species. The arrest of the poachers, and their subsequent release on bail late December and early January, illustrates the complex problems dogging the Tubbataha National Park, which was declared a World [...]
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