The Department of Foreign Affairs chief Teodoro Locsin told China to “get the f— out” of Philippine waters after Chinese militia vessels were spotted in the West Philippine Sea for several months now.
“China, my friend, how politely can I put it? Let me see… O…GET THE FUCK OUT. What are you doing to our friendship? You. Not us. We’re trying. You. You’re like an ugly oaf forcing your attentions on a handsome guy who wants to be a friend; not to father a Chinese province,” Locsin said.
The Philippines has filed a protest against the “belligerent” actions of the Chinese Coast Guard to Philippine Coast Guard vessels conducting training exercises and patrolling around Scarborough Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc.
DFA said the Chinese Coast Guard’s actions include “shadowing, blocking, dangerous maneuver and radio challenges.”
The DFA insisted Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) and Bajo de Masinloc are integral parts of the Philippines, allowing the Philippines to onduct maritime patrols and training exercises in these areas.
“China has no law enforcement rights in these areas,” the DFA said.
Locsin tells China to ‘get f— out’ of Philippine waters
“The presence of Chinese Coast Guard vessels in the Philippines’ territorial waters of Pag-asa Islands and Bajo de Masinloc, and exclusive economic zone, raises serious concern,” it added.
The DFA added it rejects the April 26 statement of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs that China has sovereignty over Bajo de Masinloc.
“It (statement) is without basis in international laws, including 1982 United Nations Convention of the law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and is not recognized by the international community,” the DFA said.
In 2013, the Philippines solely filed an international case against China in the UN-backed court in The Hague, Netherlands. In 2016, the court declared that China’s so-called nine-dash line claim in the entire South China Sea was invalid while upholding the sovereign rights of the Philippines in the area.
China rejected the UN-backed international court’s decision, sending more warships in Scarborough Shoal and the Spratly Islands, while a multitude of nations backed the Tribunal’s ruling including the claimants to the area such as Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
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