“Our Coast Guard should escort all our fishermen in Recto Bank to secure their livelihood in our seas,” Senator Kiko Pangilinan said in a statement.
“Our own fishermen’s dignity and rights have been crushed anew. The second time is worse because those who should have been standing by our fishermen are defending the other side, deliberately causing confusion and brazenly dismissing the hardship and suffering experienced by our own countrymen in the hands of foreigners,” he said.
“Heartless are those behind this spectacle. Prioritizing the interest of foreign offenders while brushing off what happened to our fishermen, victims of lying foreigners,” he added.