Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Naisahan tayo: Ruffy Biazon points red flags with China-PHL maritime deal

Is this a cunning move masked as a cooperation deal?

Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon flagged the government’s decision to partner with China for maritime cooperation, against the backdrop of an unresolved dispute on the ownership of islands in the South China Sea bordering the Philippine coastline.

The politiko, who is son of former military chief and ex-Senator Rodolfo Biazon, took to Twitter his criticism of the Philippine Coast Guard’s partnership with the Chinese Coast Guard in patrolling the waters, saying it could be twisted to Beijing’s advantage sooner or later.

The Joint Coast Guard Committee agreement was signed in Beijing on Oct. 20, 2016, in the presence of Presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Xi Jinping. Is it too late to take them back?

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