Gary Alejano on disputed islands: Why share what’s solely ours?

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Why co-ownership is even being considered baffles this politiko.

Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano could not wrap his head around the idea of joint exploration ventures with China on the islands at the West Philippine Sea.

By now, the government should already change its tune and forget that the islands are “disputed,” simply because the arbitration court has ruled them to be ours.

“I echo the sentiments of Justice Carpio that we should never acknowledge that there’s a dispute or even a shared area between PH & China in WPS. It is our territory. Thus, sharing & co-ownership do not merit any discussion & consideration,” Alejano said.

This politiko stands by the idea that what’s ours is ours — no question.