Former senator and a former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Rodolfo Biazon said in an interview on May 19 at Senate that he is worried about the turn of events with regards to West Philippine Sea issue.
“I came here to campaign for the convening of the National Security Council (NSC). Because the NSC can provide us, the Filipino people, everybody—including the policy makers, national policymakers, national program implementers and our people— a very clear projection of a clear, united national position on this,” Biazon said as quoted by Inquirer.net.
“Because right now, we are confused and that is dangerous. We are not only confusing ourselves, we are also confusing potential allies in our pursuit of our national interests in the area. We are confusing our policymakers and program implementers,” he added.
Biazon noted that even China might also be confused that it might “mount a dangerous move.”
“With the help of the legislature, we have to call a convening of the National Security Council to provide us a clear, united position on the issue,” he explained.