metromanila.politics.com.ph

Ruffy Biazon gets Lorenzana to admit that issues at sea are national security concerns

0 295

The government could not afford to turn a blind eye to any event or encounter in the West Philippine Sea.

Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon managed to squeeze out an answer from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana following the latest report of a brave Filipino ship captain who had a verbal standoff with the Chinese Coast Guard in Scarborough Shoal.

The government has said it’s not their concern because the ship he was navigating was from Greek and Liberia, but it seems Biazon thinks otherwise.

“In a briefing in Congress, SND Lorenzana agreed with me that movement of foreign vessels in our maritime & air awareness domain, which extends beyond our territory into our EEZ, is a national security concern,” the politiko shared.

Will they finally act now?