MANILA, Philippines- Kinokonsidera ng Pilipinas na maghain ng reklamo laban sa China matapos atakihin ng mga barko nito ang Philippine boats sa pinakabagong resupply mission sa Ayungin Shoal.
Ayon sa ulat, sinabi ni National Task Force on the West Philippine Sea spokesman Jonathan Malaya na lumikha si Solicitor General Menardo Guevarra ng team na tututok sa usaping ito.
“All of this is still currently being discussed while it is plain to us that there are violations of China, which can be the subject of possible cases with the international tribunal of the law and the sea and other tribunals,” pahayag ni Malaya.
Nagsagawa ang Chinese vessels nitong nakaraang linggo ng “dangerous maneuvers” isa pinagtatalunang teritoryo sa pinakabagong resupply mission ng Pilipinas sa Ayungin Shoal.
“It is also very dangerous that these maneuvers are being conducted by China because it is really hard to control the vessels. So an accident may happen,” giit ni AFP spokesperson Colonel Medel Aguilar.
Inihayag pa ni Aguila na dapat isiwalat ang mga aksyon ng Beijing sa international stage.
“What we are seeing is the ‘mounting pressure’ against China because of their illegal and offensive action in the WPS,” aniya.
“We are also making sure that the correct narrative is being heard in the international community,” patuloy ng opisyal.
Paulit-ulit na tinangkang harangin ng Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) vessels ang dalawang Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ships na nag-eescort sa dalawang resupply boats habang dalawang Chinese Navy ships ang namataan sa vicinity waters. Tinangka pa ng isa sa Chinese ships na lumapit sa Filipino ships.
Kapwa nagpalitan ng radio transmissions ang Coast Guard personnel.
“China Coast Guard 21616 this is BRP Sindangan 4407 conducting lawful maritime patrol within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone,” anang PCG.
Tugon naman ng CCG dito: “Philippine Coast Guard vessel, this is China Coast Guard 5305. In the spirit of humanism, we will only permit the entry of vessels carrying food and other necessary materials for the remaining personnel of the illegally grounded vessel 57.” RNT/SA