March 21, 2017
SEN. JV EJERCITO URGES FILING OF PROTEST AGAINST CHINESE INCURSION INTO PH TERRITORIAL WATERS
The Scarborough Shoal and Benham Rise are part of the Philippine territory. As it is our sworn duty to protect our territorial integrity and sovereignty, I urge our foreign affairs department to file a strong diplomatic protest against China's incursions and building activities in Philippine territory.
As a member of the community of nations, we do not wish to engage in destructive military confrontations. We should therefore exhaust all diplomatic means in asserting our sovereign rights in these territories.
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