Binansagan ni Senadora Risa Hontiveros ang China bilang matitigas ang ulo at “biggest bully” ng Asia dahil sa pananatili ng kanilang mga sasakyang pandagat sa Julian Felipe Reef sa West Philippine Sea na pagmamay-ari ng Pilipinas.

“Ang titigas ng ulo. The Chinese vessels in Julian Felipe reef should leave immediately. If they are fishing vessels as China claims, then they can’t fish in our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without our consent. Misunderstanding nga ba o sadya na tayong niloloko?” pahayag ni Hontiveros sa isang statement.

Ayon kay Hontiveros, hindi lang nag-iisa ang Pilipinas dahil maging ang international community ay kinukondena ang patuloy na pandaraya at pagsalakay ng China pinag-aagawang teritoryo sa South China Sea.

“China better pack up and leave The world is catching on to China’s gray zone smokescreen. How long will it keep using ‘civilian’ vessels to pursue military activities in our EEZ?” sabi ng senador.

“The Chinese Communist Party wants to be Asia’s leader but, instead, it has become Asia’s biggest bully. Instead of uniting the region, it has united the region against it. How long can such a regime hold any sort of mandate to lead the region?” dagdag pa nito.

Binigyang diin pa ni Hontiveros na dapat gumawa ng paraan ang gobyerno para managot ang China sa kanilang ginagawang paglusob sa teritoryo ng Pilipinas.

“Beijing has already damaged parts of the sea that are beyond repair and it’s only right that it pays for this irreversible destruction,” ayon kay Hontiveros.

“We need to act now. We need to expel these ‘fishing vessels’ from our EEZ and dismantle all illegal structures on the reefs and features we claim. Every delay on our end is an opportunity for China to seize what is justly and rightfully ours,” dagdag pa nito.

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