January 21, 2018, 6:57 pm
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Solon asks: What’s real score on China deal?

THE Duterte administration has been keeping the public in the dark on its dealings with China, violating its duty to be transparent in its dealings and on issues in the West Philippine Sea, Rep. Gary Alejano (PL, Magdalo) said yesterday.

“We have not heard, so far, of any diplomatic protest lodged by DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) against China’s intrusions and aggressive actions especially on our fishermen. The Filipino people are kept in the dark as to the real score of Duterte’s foreign policy,” Alejano said.

The opposition lawmaker earlier revealed there is a “suspicious massing up” of Chinese Navy and Coast Guard and maritime militias north of Pag-asa Island which he said is a “threat to our interest in West Philippine Sea.”

The former Marine said his sources in the military informed him that just a few days earlier, China deployed two frigates, a Coast Guard vessel, and two large fishing vessels with their maritime militia just one to three nautical miles north of Pag-asa Island.

Before briefing congressmen in an executive session last Wednesday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said there was no need to make public every complaint against China because it would only erode trust between the two nations.

He asked the public to be patient, saying the two governments are negotiating for a possible joint exploration in the area and to ease tensions in the disputed area.

However, this did not sit well with Alejano, saying the people should demand transparency from government officials.

Alejano criticized Cayetano for saying that reports of Chinese presence near Pag-Asa Island are not a cause of concern for the Philippine government since the Chinese are not enemies.

“Have we already adopted the strategy of silence, inaction, and subservience in West Philippine Sea so as not to offend China?” he said.

He said it is disheartening to hear the foreign affairs secretary “brushing aside the unusual and suspicious presence of several huge military and civilian Chinese ships along with Chinese choppers surveying in the vicinity of our largest island for several days and stating that it does not mean anything.”

Alejano also took exception to Cayetano’s statement that the Chinese would not be alarmed if Filipinos bring its Navy ships in Pag-asa Island, saying he forgets to note that “our ships do not go near Chinese claimed islands as near as one nautical mile.”

“This is not even comparable to US ships conducting freedom of navigation in South China Sea which Cayetano said that we should also be worried about. (The) US is our long-time ally and is not involved, whatsoever, in island-grabbing in (the) South China Sea. Unlike China which has the history of grabbing islands and harassing our fishermen. That is entirely two different things,” he said.

Rep. Prospero Pichay (Lakas-CMD, Surigao del Sur) said he has proposed that the government enter into a mutual defense treaty (MTD) with China when Cayetano briefed members of the special committee on the West Philippine Sea on the possible joint exploration.

“I made that suggestion (forge a mutual defense treaty with China) to Sec. Cayetano and he responded in the affirmative,” Pichay told reporters.

Pichay said he proposed it because the United States (US) failed to defend the country from the continued Chinese aggressions.

“The US failed to defend and rescue us because they don’t consider the building of military facilities by China in the West Philippine Sea as a form of aggression. They are just for the safe navigational pass. If this is the situation, we should abrogate the MTD with the US and establish a similar one with China,” he said.

Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said any possible joint venture between the Philippines and other or groups concerning the West Philippine Sea would be guided and done within the bounds of the Constitution and the country’s laws.

Abella said government would also ensure that all ventures would be beneficial to Filipinos and would be within the national interest.

“The President is open to possible cooperation with foreign entities in exploring and extracting mineral and gas resources in the West Philippine Sea. Any venture, however, must be compliant with the Philippine Constitution and local laws, and have terms which protect the national interest and are beneficial to the Filipino people,” he said.

Abella also said the joint explorations in the disputed maritime borders would not be limited to China but would be open to other countries including the other claimants in the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea.

“We have options,” he said. “We are not limiting ourselves to exclusive economic relationships.” – With  Jocelyn Montemayor
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