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Locsin Dismisses Joint Investigation of PH-China Boat Collision

LOCSIN – Foreign Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. thumbs down on the possibility of Philippine-China joint investigation on Reed bank incident.

Following a previous article, the spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang, recently announced that China will be collaborating with the Philippines on the investigation of the boat collision in Reed Bank.

President Rodrigo Duterte said he would not go into a war against China since it’s just a “little maritime accident.

Photo Source: Philippine Star

Filipino actor Robin Padilla recently expressed his side about the “hit-and-run” incident at the West Philippine Sea.

The action star sided with the president saying provoking a war against China will affect young children the most. It’s better if the incident will be investigated thoroughly.

Photo Source: Bloomberg

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin took to the social media to air his opinion about the possibility of a joint investigation on the Reed Bank incident.

He reacted after Palace spokesperson Salvador Panelo said he is considering the idea of joint investigation on the incident.

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Photo Source: The Japan Times

On the Twitter post of Teddy Locsin, he said: “there cannot be a joint investigation.”

“First principle of justice: no one can be judge of his own case,” he added.

Photo Source: Philippine Star

On a separate Tweet, the foreign affairs chief suggested that China and the Philippines should instead conduct “separate investigations.”

“Difference discussed by the two sides. If both sides satisfied, each side issues its conclusions hopefully the same. That fosters better bilateral relations,” he added.

Photo Source: @teddyboylocsin Twitter

Locsin’s post about the issue earned mixed reactions from the netizens. Here are some of their comments on the post:

@OrlandoMangacc3: “FILIPINOS are Brave and Strong, PH Can never be invaded by China, the Int’l Community won’t allow that to Happen”

@bottleshock1969: “The Chinese side claims it was an ‘accident’. Since the Philippine boat was not moving, the accident was obviously their fault.”

@neiltann: “Tama… pwede naman pag usapan yan eh… itong mga dilawan lang naman nagpapasama ng issue”

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