Philippines Ready To Cut Diplomatic Ties w/ China, Malacañang Palace Says
Malacañang Palace said that the Philippines is now ready to cut its diplomatic ties with China as a response to ship-ramming incident.
On Thursday (June 13, 2019), Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the Philippines filed a diplomatic protest about the ship collision incident in the West Philippines Sea.
The diplomatic protest has been filed as a response to the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat due to collision with a Chinese vessel.
The Chinese fishing vessel allegedly hit a Filipino boat and sailed without helping the 22 Pinoy fishermen.
Luckily, Vietnamese fishermen arrive to rescue the Filipino crews who are struggling in the ocean.
The Philippine government also condemned the actions of the Chinese vessel after abandoning the 22 crewmen.
“We will cut off diplomatic relations, ‘yan ang unang ginagawa ‘pag mayroong mga aggressive acts. First, magdi-diplomatic protest ka; kung hindi ka kuntento sa paliwanag nila at nakita natin na talagang sinadya, eh ibang usapan iyon,” Panelo said.
Panelo explained that the government would not allow foreign nationals to assault or bully Filipinos.
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