National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a statement released April 3 that Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian has a lot of explaining to do.
“The Chinese Ambassador has a lot of explaining to do. As of our latest maritime and aerial surveillance, there are still forty-four (44) Chinese vessels that are in Julian Felipe Reef,” Secretary Lorenzana said.
“I am no fool. The weather has been good so far, so they have no other reason to stay there. These vessels should be on their way out. Umalis na kayo diyan,” he added.
He said that the Philippine government already lodged diplomatic protest stating unequivocally our stand on the issue.
“We, again, reiterate our demand for the Chinese to leave our sovereign territories and abide by international law,” Lorenzana said.