“What China has been doing is they are already bullying the Philippine government,” Senator Joseph Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito said commenting on the reported naming of 5 Philippine Rise underwater feature by China.
He said that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) should file a diplomatic protest regarding the issue. “I think we should because it’s our sworn duty to protect and fight for our sovereignty and to protect our territorial integrity,” he said.
“Admittedly they are a superpower – we cannot match them in terms of military might talagang hindi natin kakayanin ang China super power,” he said. “We have about ten new supersonic jet fighters they have about four to five thousand – we have about probably 40 to 50 navy ships they have probably about 1000 to 2000 so we cannot match them in terms of military but we have to exhaust all diplomatic means possible legal and diplomatic means to fight for our territories and our sovereignty.”
“Sabi nga ni Senator Lacson are we this helpless, minsan nakaka ano na rin its frustrating and minsan nakagagalit kasi masyado na tayong binubully,” he added.