Duterte: Wag Na Nating Ipilit Na Sa Atin Ang West Philippine Sea
The issue of the Philippines and China about the West Philippine Sea dispute depends on the Ruler that would reign this May 9 election.
Since then, the Philippine-China battle about the claims in the West Philippine Sea has been a very hot topic not only in both China and Philippines but also internationally.
PDP-Laban standard bearer Rody Duterte said that if the case will take so long, say for almost 3 years, or if China would refuse to abide by the decision made, the most practical next step is to make a deal.
“If the negotiation is not being done, or it is in still waters until now, maybe 3 years from now, I have to talk. You know, you have a problem, you have to make deals,” Duterte said in Cainta last Tuesday, April 12.
The one and only way to start the process of bilateral discussion, or the one-on-one negotiation with China is to leave the discussion behind of whoever wins the claimed areas of the West Philippine Sea, he said.
During an interview Duterte said, “Wag na nating ipilit na sa atin ang West Philippine Sea… Let’s not insist on the ownership for the simple reason that we cannot enforce our desire to own,” (Thursday, April 15).
In last years statement of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, he said that before any concessions be made between the two countries, Philippines must accept first that The whole South China Sea belongs to the China with indisputable sovereignty then any deals could be brokered.
Mayor Rody Duterte has recently said he is willing to have a joint exploration of the area with China, saying that if the Philippines cannot provide the capital to conduct the said exploration, he would be glad if China would build 3 major railways for the country instead.
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