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Obama: No need to escalate sea dispute

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THREE’S COMPANY US President Barack Obama (center) greets President Aquino (right) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (left) before the plenary session of the 21st Asean Summit and 7th East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. AP

PHNOM PENH—As the show of unity within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations appeared to crumble, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Asian leaders to rein in tensions, saying there was no reason to risk an escalation of their territorial disputes.

Speaking at the 21st Asean Summit, Obama stopped short of firmly backing allies Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam in their disputes with China over a cluster of isles historically called the South China Sea and which Manila refers to as the West Philippine Sea.

“President Obama’s message is there needs to be a reduction of the tensions,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said after the summit in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

“There is no reason to risk any potential escalation, particularly when you have two of the world’s largest economies—China and Japan—associated with some of those disputes.”

Obama’s message came at the end of a three-day trip to Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Cambodia in a visit that underlined the expansion of US military and economic interests in Asia under last year’s so-called “pivot” from conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

On Monday, Philippine President Aquino said the United States had a strategic role to play in keeping the peace in Southeast Asia.

“It is especially vital to have the world’s largest national economy involved in the discussions considering the interconnectedness of our current milieu,” he told an audience that included Obama and other Asean leaders.

Everyone has a stake

 

Mr. Aquino’s call came after he openly rebuked host Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen for saying a consensus had been reached not to “internationalize” the territorial disputes.

China has long insisted that the disputes should be resolved through bilateral talks and opposed the involvement of outside parties, such as the United States. The Philippines is pushing for a multilateral solution.

Addressing the Asean-US leaders meeting, one of the side summits here, Mr. Aquino said the United States had a role to play in the discussions, especially in light of its touted “pivot” to the Pacific to check China’s growing military assertiveness.

“Each one of our nations has a stake in the stability of Southeast Asia. The United States understands this and, for this reason, has chosen to work with us to ensure the peace and continuous advancement of our region,” Mr. Aquino said.

He said US presence in the Asean summit “adds a special dimension to our regional discussions, particularly on issues that have far-reaching political and economic implications.”

“Our region is very diverse and its harmony can easily be disrupted by sheer political, military or economic might. Imbalance, as we know, may lead to instability,” he said.

“While we are all aware that the US does not take sides in disputes, they do have a strategic stake in the freedom of navigation, unimpeded commerce, and the maintenance of peace and stability in the South China Sea,” Mr. Aquino said.

Tiff with Hun Sen

 

He said territorial and maritime disputes should be settled peacefully and in accordance with the rule of law.

At a briefing for the Philippine media, Mr. Aquino said the United States, as the biggest economy, should not be left out of the talks considering its own stake in the region.

“We recognize that they also have a right to say their piece and to be active in advancing also their interests. We have long said that if it’s a multilateral problem, you can’t have a bilateral solution,” he said.

Earlier on Monday, at a separate Asean-Japan summit, Mr. Aquino made a terse interjection after Hun Sen said there  was now an Asean consensus to keep negotiations within an “Asean-China framework.”

Mr. Aquino raised his hand to object, saying, “the Asean route is not the only route for us.” He also said the Philippines, as a sovereign state, had the right to defend its national interest.

Frosty ties

Relations between Cambodia and the Philippines turned frosty after the  Asean foreign ministers meeting in July when they tussled over the language of a joint communiqué supposed to be issued at the end of the talks.

Cambodia rejected any mention of the disputes of individual Asean states with Beijing, particularly Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal), which was then at the center of a maritime standoff between Manila and Beijing.

The deadlock prevented the issuance of a joint communiqué at that meeting, and critics said Cambodia was acting under pressure from China, which did not want any references to the sea disputes in the statement.

Asean members Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia, along with Taiwan, have overlapping claims in the West Philippine Sea, which is believed to hold vast deposits of oil and gas.  China claims virtually the whole body of water.

In April, a protracted standoff occurred between Chinese and Filipino forces over Panatag Shoal off Zambales.

Respect the EEZ

 

Speaking at the summit Tuesday, Mr. Aquino  called on all parties to respect the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of coastal states, “irrespective of their size or naval power,” in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos).

The President called on all the claimant countries in Asean to “consider coming together to begin discussing the clarification of maritime claims and the resolution of their maritime disputes.” He said this should be done in accordance with international law, especially Unclos.

The Unclos sets the EEZ to up to 370 kilometers (200 nautical miles) from the coast in which states have the right to explore and exploit natural resources but allow freedom of navigation and overflight to others.

“At no time in the contemporary history of the South China Sea has clarification and delimitation of maritime areas become more urgent and imperative than they are now,” Mr. Aquino said.

Code of conduct

 

Mr. Aquino also emphasized that all parties to the proposed code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea, when finalized, must be committed to its full implementation.

“As we in Asean embark on negotiating a code of conduct, we must make sure that its provisions are not only stronger, binding and credible, but that all parties to the COC must be fully committed to its implementation,” he said.

Mr. Aquino told reporters earlier that Asean had taken a significant step forward in the drafting of the code of conduct that would guide talks on the territorial disputes with China.

Aside from the Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore have pushed their neighbors to “formalize the talks that will formulate the COC,” he said.

Mr. Aquino said he considered this a major development that contrasted with the slow progress of talks since the signing of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, or the DOC, a nonbinding pact entered into by the claimants in 2002.

In the Asean, the rule is not by majority, but by consensus, he said. “If even one objects, there’s no consensus.

Mr. Aquino likened the COC to an enabling law. “You know the Constitution is the fundamental law of the land, but it needs an enabling law. The COC is like that,”  he said.


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  • http://twitter.com/Joe_The_Kano Joe Kano

    “a cluster of isles historically called the South China Sea..”

    Let’s hope PDI has the sense to correct that obvious problem in the second paragraph.

  • $18209031

    Ugaling kayumangmang, tatawag kaagad kay Daddy O . Dios ko Santisima.   America is a declining honey hole. No more honeymaking as the bees are dying .  
    P Noy, dont put too much trust on the White Man for they can be a double edged sword.  You look up to these people living a half a world away. Trust and establish good relations with China, a neighbor for centuries .  What you are doing now is being bellicose in the wrong way and circumstance. The days of Champa Shztdom and Western Dominance had ended. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are not really ending as they wanted to sound it. These countries are gonna be back where they were . And who gave you the right to be the world’s policeman ?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Mayro’n ka bang alam na dahilan para  sa iyo tatawag ang sinumang Pilipino, gayong panay ang banat mo sa Pilipinas — Army of Fake Presidet, paano ka maaasahan ng Tunay na President…duda akong para sa Pilipinas ka, kaya mas magandang huwag ka na lang makialam sa mga usaping may  kinalaman ang Pilipinas…ipinagpalit mo na yata ang Pilipinas sa 30 pieces of silver…magbigti ka na lang.

      • $18209031

        Dingdongdong, huwag klang mag  alala, ako ay nasa 11 th IB, PA hq as intel officer. Ang trabaho ko ay mag detect sa masamang elements ng bayan from north to south , east to west. 

    • truth_will_set_us_free

      WHEN THE DEBATE IS LOST, SLANDER BECOMES THE TOOL OF THE LOSER.  BY SOCRATES

      • $18209031

        Hail to Socrates,  the pedo long gone.

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Sino ba si Juan dela Cruz ke Uncle Sam? Anong mapapala ng US kung kampihan siya? China holds most of American debt. Baka iforclose pa sila nito.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Eh, di punta ka na lang sa China…tingnan mo kung tanggapin ka nila ang isang traydor sa sariling bayan.

      • Paglaya

        paano po siya naging traydor? porket anti-us ay traydor na? IMO pagsinabing defend sovereignty ay walang eksepsyon China man o US.

    • truth_will_set_us_free

      THIS IS A VERY NAIVE COMMENT. IT SEEMS YOU WERE JUST BORN YESTERDAY. YOU NEED TO READ AND RESEACH MORE.

      • Paglaya

        no, i think you are the one who was born yesterday, tama naman sinabii niya e. Magpapanggap lang ang Estados Unidos na tumutulong o tutulong pero hindi maasahan ang anumang totoong tulong sa Estados Unidos. Tandaan na ang mayorya ng mga utang ng Amerika ay inutang sa Tsina: kapag bumagsak ang Tsina, bagsak din ang USA at vice-versa. Magkakabit ang interes ng Tsina at Estados Unidos kahit na nga sa mata ng publiko ay nagpapanggap silang magkaaway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/boy.dalius Boy Dalius

    Yan ang problema sa China – dahil hindi pabor sa kanila yung EEC rule (exclusive economic zone), hindi nila ito nirerespeto. Isa itong rule na nagsasabing “huwag kang pariwara sa hindi mo bakuran”.

    Baliktarin kaya ang sitwasyon at may bansa namang umangkin sa kung anung islang meron ang China sa kanilang EEC area. Tingnan ku lang kung di magkanda singkit singkit sa galit ang mga mata nilang singkit.

    Ugaling tsekwang dugyot.

    • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

       Mr Boy Dalius,

      You and Aquino talked a lot, did you both get anything ?

      I told you all were wasted.

      • http://www.facebook.com/boy.dalius Boy Dalius

        Not really, but am not as wasted as the painfully bitter group roaming in the threads

  • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

    I am not an old fashion, but the best way to teach a dumb  kid is still to knock his head.

    • KapitanBagwis

      Your head?

  • PurpleDaisy13

    re: “There is no reason to risk any potential escalation” Obama says.

    But if you make any reason to promote and escalate the sea dispute, then you’re ignoring the US President’s warning.  Don’t expect support from our US President and the US. And that won’t be good.

    • JK1000

      So arrogant of you to speak for Obama. lol

      • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

        you get a face lift, how much did it cost you ?

      • PurpleDaisy13

    • KapitanBagwis

      Hey still speaking for OUR country, OUR president, OUR taxes OUR economy,OUR people. Pathetic you :(

      OUR Barack “amalayer” Obama is a coward, kowtowing US president. Both of you are pathetic.. Pres. Aquino got more balls than OUR US president

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “Obama is a coward”

        You only call him a coward because he doesn’t want to side with you kapitanBagwis.  He also knows that you don’t own Panatag Island (Huangyan island) but only want to fight for the OIL.

        If you’re just greedy for the OIL, then fight China yourself….no need to call our US President names to coerce him into fighting for you kapitanBagwis.

        You’ve got no balls to go against China, the superpower and the 3rd most powerful military in the world or something?

      • KapitanBagwis

        hehehe OUR “amalayer” US president is a coward. Side with me??? I’m an American. I hate him for not doing his obligation to the Americans in Benghazi in which now Gen. Petreaus is under investigation and caused of his fallout. His foreign policy is a failure in which he dragged down Hillary’s popularity and competence. Now, tell me, Obama is a brave man in playing golf while his people are dying.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        kapitanBagwis, why are you dragging Gen. Petreaus and his alleged resignation due to extramarital affairs crap issues…. nobody cares about that stuff here.

        You don’t like our US President for playing golf either? 

        Okay, we get the picture…and understand why you call him a “coward”….disgruntled citizen.

      • KapitanBagwis

        hehehe dragging???? OUR “amalayer” president is refusing to accept that what happened in Benghazi is terrorism. He is insisting that it was the result of the movie against Islam according to Rice. Gen. Petreaus being a philandering husband is just the tip of the iceberg.

        Soliciting campaign donations for his re-election in Vegas while his people are dying in Benghazi. Now Gen. Petreaus is under investigation to find out the truth of “amalayer’s” blunder in Benghazi massacre.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        You actually care about all the truth and lies surrounding Benghazi and Libya kapitanBagwis just to find reason to dislike our US President?

        lol…. you’d better express your anger in some other Middle Eastern forum.

        I’m sure people here have never heard of Benghazi and could care less about where it is and the problems they have.

      • KapitanBagwis

        “I’m sure people here have never heard of Benghazi and could care less about where it is and the problems they have”.

        People in this forum board, PurpleDaisy13 is insulting your intelligence. Read above what she said about you.

        Americans are angry with Obama’s lying about the death of Ambassador Stevens.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “People in this forum board,”

        hahahaha…calling all people, calling all people.  kapitanBagwis wants you to care about some foreign country you’ve never heard of in the Middle East with problems…perhaps you can help.

        re: “Americans are angry with Obama’s lying about the death of Ambassador Stevens.”

        Really?  When and where will crowds of protests be held?

      • KapitanBagwis

        Sorry you are losing your mind. Not worth replying to your nonsense anymore. Take your medicine and go to sleep. It will be good for you. Have a nice day. :)

      • PurpleDaisy13

        Looks like you’re losing your mind and forgetting that you’re Filipino, not some Libyan who was born in Benghazi…hahahaha.

    • truth_will_set_us_free

      Good luck in your little world. I hear delusions makes you see things that aren’t there.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “I hear delusions makes you see things that aren’t there.”

        Yes truth_will_set_us_free, you heard that from your own psychologist.

    • superpilipinas

      Regardless. US will surely not support. It can’t even support Libyan rebels. It can’t even protect its Ambassador from getting killed.

      It is good for PH NOT to get support from US. No false expectations and no false sense of military alliance.

      PH has started economic and military relationship with other countries like France and Canada. That’s the right direction.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “US will surely not support. It can’t even support Libyan rebels. It can’t even protect its Ambassador from getting killed.”

        True… but Philippine leaders don’t want US for it’s ability to protect Ambassadors. 

        Philippine leaders want the US to help fight for the OIL in Panatag island (Huangyan island) against China so that there is a better success to exploit the US military in acquiring the OIL for the greed and glory of the Philippines.

  • jinx

    Obama is quite different from past US Presidents. He is more of an appeaser who doesn’t want to carry a big stake.  With Obama as President, expect dictatorial and communist states to be more aggressive against their weaker neighbors.  China would continue to harass its way into disputed islands even if they are too far from its territory.  And yet I can’t blame Obama just yet.  He won the presidency in an atmosphere where most Americans became distrustful of Bush’s invasion of Iraq or even involving herself in another armed conflict. On top of that, Obama seems nonchalant about the ties between the US and the Philippines unlike the Presidents before him.

    • Garo Ungaro

      this gives us a good lessons to a reality…we are ok?…in a sense that our economy is fine at this present time…one false move then were back to zero…just let the world know that this our position in the issue…south china sea is the saudi arabia of the east…thats the reason why its been contested by many..our geographic position is right on the money…china knows this…they have the money…the power to make this happened…that is why its very important that our position is very clear…worst comes to worst the world knows were we stand…its coming…the US and China will bankroll this area…now …what can u do?…when the super powers wants it…nothing we can do?…where going that direction…china needs the area…OIL and GAS…better reach a consensus that no matter what we will have the piece of this big pie…for our own economy can survival in the region…we must be realistic…play our rights well…we have no choice..but to play this game…china well open the south china sea whether we like or not…they have all the means…financially…technology…militarily…all we need is the right full share of the big pie…forget the west..they will play their game when they need u…? so…just take care of our own business..be aware…and realistic…gone are times with uncle sam….the time is with juan de la cruz…to do what is right…with or without the help of anybody….we are an island by itself…stay cool…

      • jinx

        You have a good point. Yes, maybe gone are the times when we can look up to Uncle Sam for support. But it is not a reason to condemn the US and align ourselves with the ever troublesome leftists in our midst.  After all, Obama doesn’t represent the US spirit. It’s enough that our President made our position very clear regarding the West Philippine Sea and China’s bullying tactics.  We are still on a wait and see attitude, on how these developments play out in the near future. My admiration to our President for fighting against all odds.

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         Ibig sabihin gumising na at tumigil na sa kakaasa sa iba….umaasa lang sa wala!

      • jinx

         Natural lang na umasa tayo sa isang matagal ng ally. Pero hindi ibig sabihin kung ayaw nilang tumulong, isusurender na lang natin ang teritoryo.  Kasi mga Pilipinong totoo, lalaban yan kahit ano pa mangyari. Pero yung mga Pilipinong may sayad katulad ng mga alipores ng Bayan Muna, Gabriela, etc…, handang ibigay ang bansa natin sa kumunista. Wala silang malasakit sa ating bayan, kung kayat noon pa man sinasabotahe na nila ang gobyerno at demokrasya natin.

      • Paglaya

        sa pagkaalam ko po makailang beses nang nagrally ang grupong nsbanggit mo ukol dsa China samantalang ikaw, internet lang bumibira Ironic, ano po? In the Philippines, there is only formal democracy not real democracy. How can there be real democracy when traditional and powerful political clans monopolize political and economic power? Look at the halls of Congress, Malacanan and the Supreme Court and you will find familiar names and faces of old. The mass of people only has formal participation in the selection of who and what set of clans will rule them come election. After election, the rich and powerful hold power, rule with impunity, raid the people’s coffer and oppress the powerless. The mass of suffering people never had a chance to participate in the administration of state affairs. They were never consulted on the what laws will they benefit and serve their interest. What we need is to develop grassroots democracy not elite democracy

  • Commentator

    Communist China is using the UNCLOS and EEZ against Japan but not against the Philippines. They think they can intimidate the weak Philippines but not the strong and powerful Japan. It seems communist China is not following any specific rules at all.

    • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

      PH is treated like a spoiled special kid.

      • JK1000

        Karma might come to your family for saying that.

      • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

         you are special, what is wrong with that ?

      • superpilipinas

        for example?

      • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

         China didn’t stop import banana from PH, didn’t stop send tourists over to PH, didn’t stop any other major economic activities with PH, even after Aquino send the warship into the Scarborough shoal.  Chinese people didn’t boycott any products and produces from PH. That is one of reasons that PH economy doing well in a difficult situation like 2012.

        On the other hand, Japan suffered GDP shrink of at least of 0.5%, purely because Chinese people displeasure of their attitude toward to the disputed area. Chinese govt did nothing, just people stop buying Japan cars. The impact is huge.

        The reason is that Chinese people still think Philippines and Chinese share common history being humiliated by “powers”, so they are very hesitate to treat PH in a hush way.

        Japan is different story. They were aggressors and still bullying neighbours surround.

      • ApoNiLolo

        China has a larger ax to grind with Japan. Remember the “rape of Nanking”?

      • lemon88

        IT IS THE DOLLAR REMITTANCES SENT BY MILLIONS OF FILIPINO OFW’S THAT KEPT THE PHILIPPINES FINANCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY WELL LILAC, NOT THE BANANA IMPORTATION OF CHINA. 

  • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

    where are those unconditional and unconstitutional flag waivers ?

    ” Oh, that is my …, get balls… ??”

  • JK1000

    I think the reason why Obama wants all nations to avoid any arm conflicts in the West Philippine sea is because the U.S. has no capabilities to counter China. The U.S. is right now busy asking both  Israel- Hamas terror government escalating the war in their disputed areas.  Not to mention Afganistan and Iraq.  They’re also busy with Iran and North Korea’s nuclear build up. Their economy is in ruin right now, they cannot afford to assist any country right now.

    • JK1000

      Oopps

  • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

    the trouble maker is in trouble now.

    “you are fired.”

    • jinx

       Lilac and PurpleDaisy….hmmm, parehong bulaklak at pareho rin ang baho.  Hindi kaya isa lang ito?

  • truth_will_set_us_free

    Mr. Aquino’s call came after he openly rebuked host Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen for saying a consensus had been reached not to “internationalize” the territorial disputes. KUDOS, MR PRESIDENT.

    • Miguel37

      Tapang na sana eh kaso na analyze mo ba ang message ni President O? Read between the lines. It says dont drag the US into your bullshit. Asikasuhin mo yan. Gulo mio yan ikaw umayos. Yun lang jun

  • truth_will_set_us_free

    Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen was hallucinating.

    • $18209031

      Ayan eat your own words, toy. 

      Quote

      WHEN THE DEBATE IS LOST, SLANDER BECOMES THE TOOL OF THE LOSER.  BY SOCRATES

  • $18209031

    Direct from the horses mouth, Pres O is telling the bellicose Pnoy to shut it up and shut it up.
    YOu are not the big stick but us, so you dont know what you are talking about. America is facing an enormous fiscal cliff and we has no stomach to get things worser that it should.
    China is one of the creditors of US treasury bonds so have to abide in good terms not to offend China. Besides they even have a hard time paying for the mounting interests much more the principal amt.
    All other priorities will have to be second , third or last on line.

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Medyo kakainom mo lang ng gamot at ayos ang mga sinabi mo….medyo nakapag tanghalian ka na din siguro……ituloy mo lang yan at pag medyo hindi na maganda ang kundisyon ipahinga mo lang at uminom ng gamot!

      • $18209031

        Malinis ang katawan ko at walang sakit kaya walang drogas as far im concerned. 
        Pati kahit anong inuman dyan ay wala ako sa mga ganon. Basta may magandang chikas, okey ako dyan.

      • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

        Hindi ka pala lasenggo o addict, manyakis lang.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

      Doubt much if you know what you are talking about, AFPako. If China’s push to exert her  sphere of influence militarily  over the West Philippine Sea and its natural resources comes to shove,  the U.S. will be there to stop China. All the Philippines has to do is ask. President Aquino is absolutely right that the U.S. has a strategic military and economic  interest in keeping the waters of the Southeast Asia region open to  international navigation. Don’t let Obama’s seemingly timid, pacifist attitude fool you.  The fact is that, notwithstanding her domestic economic problems at home,  at  this time there is no military power on earth that can rival, much less defeat,  the U.S. It is ridiculous to suggest that neither the Philippines nor the U.S. should offend China. Acquiescing to China’s claim of  ownership and influence over the Southeast Asian sea lanes is tantamount to surrender. China’s right to offend ends where her neighbors’ right to defend their national interests begins.    

      • $18209031

        South China Sea has remained free to all navigation of international shipping.  If China did put a stop to it, then it could have done a long time ago. But these waters are China’s for ages long before the white people of Europe showed up in 15 th century and tried to lay claim. Then came the latecomers of the last century the Americans who stole the First Philippine Independence.  Yeah, right, thieves  from the get go.   
        China has since laid claim to the SOuth China Sea  and the international community recognized it B ut since China  had limited  resources to patrol  these waters, squatters are now taking up shop. Now that China is now   militarily strong these dirty thieves are trying to sound like the proverbial all righteous mojos, the oldest trick in the book. Maybe its about time  for them to bug out before things can get ugly.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

         Hopefully there are no belligerent members of the new Chinese leadership who think like you do. Rest assured that things won’t get ugly militarily. China will not “slay the goose that lays the golden egg.” China needs the global markets to feed, clothe, and shelter her more than one billion people and make them happy more than the rest of the world need China. As to your earlier post about Iran, the U.S. does not have to lay a finger on Iran to stop Iran  from making a nuclear weapon. Israel has the military capability to do the dirty job. I am confident  that the West Philippine Sea will not become a maritime Tibet as long as President Aquino has his hand over his chest while  singing the Philippine   National Anthem.     

      • $18209031

        China doesnt follow what these dirty Whtie thieves had claimed as the rule of law for these thieves were thieves from the start. 
        These European thieves went out and snatch every land they can  land since the 15 th century until 19th century. USA was the last of them but they made their first foray into Asia by landing in Manila in 1898.
        Maybe  bad karma is coming back today to haunt  these people , for example, Spain, Portugal , Italy , USA, UK —- who viciously robbed lands from their shores and kll its peoples—are now facing financial meltdown. What goes around do comes around.

        And when the smoke clears, they left so much mess , and this dispute of South China Sea is one of those things. Arbitrarily laying claims to South China Sea and  passing those claims to their former vassal states is causing these problems. But make no mistake China is not gonna let its territories be taken like the proverbial thieves of the past centuries. China was a victim in 1842 with the Brits taking HK by force. Then came Portugal who took Macau, so on and forth. 
        So China is not new to these dirty tricks by white powers.  The reason why China helped Noth Korea pushed back US forces when they were near the Yalu River crossing in 1950 was to preempt these foreign invaders from stepping into China ‘s doorstep again.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

         How far back in world history must one go to establish ownership of the earth? In the fourteenth century the Philippine Archipelago was owned and ruled  by the  sprawling Majapahit Empire. By your reasoning, the Majapahit Empire has a rightful claim of  ownership to  the Philippines. China’s claim of ownership of the West Philippine Sea and its natural resources is, needless to tell you, bogus.  

      • $18209031

        This is the classic line of thieves who try to rationalize their illgotten deeds. Like I said China doesnt follow what these thieves did to remap countries based on how they see it.  
        As to the Champa Shztdom , it never include the South China Sea as its territory. They knew it was part of Yuan Dynasty dating back in 11 th century.  They never dare or they get their azz whupped by Genghis Khan. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

         AFPako, I am stumped by your knowledge of ancient and medieval history. The phrase “azz whupped by Genghis Khan,” is an original mental picture. LOL.     

      • $18209031

         Para naman lively ang discussion.  hehehe

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “In the fourteenth century the Philippine Archipelago was owned and ruled  by the  sprawling Majapahit Empire.”

        Wrong.

        The Majapahit Empire ruled the regions of Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.  They only conducted naval expeditions only as far as the southern tip of the Philippines. 

        Majapahit Empire never ruled the whole Philippines Acrhipelago.  Nor do they even exist today to make any claims.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

         Purple, as far as I know, and I believe this is, at best,  a conjecture or conclusion based on historical and linguistic forensic, at the peak of its power the Majapahit Empire once “dominated Maritime Southeast Asia(including present-day Indonesia, Malyasia, and the Philippines.” If you do a little more research, you may not be too quick to call me “wrong.”  Waiting with bated breath your incontrovertible  proof  that the Philippines was NOT once not ruled by the Majapahit Empire. LOL. 

      • PurpleDaisy13

        Will Rey, if you are not familiar with the regions of which the Majapahit Empire ruled, perhaps you can do more research and discover this useful reference which barely shows the Philippine Archipelago as being occupied by the Majapahit Empire:

        http://en.wikipediadotorg/wiki/File:Majapahit_Empire.svg

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

         Wikepedia is probably the most “unauthorititive and unreliable” source of info you can use to support an argument. Be that as it may, the Wikipedia map does not prove your point that the Philippines was never once a part of the Majapahit Empire.         

      • PurpleDaisy13

        Will Rey, this map illustrates how well Indonesians know their history and how well they know for themselves that the Philippines was not a region ruled by the Majapahit Empire. 

        Can you give us a link to any Majapahit Temples that were found in the Philippines Will Rey? 

        Because if you can’t….then you don’t have “authoritative and reliable” sources to prove that your point holds any truth.

      • $18209031

        This is the classic line of thieves who try to rationalize their illgotten deeds. Like I said China doesnt follow what these thieves did to remap countries based on how they see it.  
        As to the Champa Shztdom , it never included the South China Sea as its territory. They knew it was part of Yuan Dynasty dating back in 11 th century.  They never dare or they get their azz whupped by Genghis Khan.

    • Miguel37

      very well said. eto kasing pwesidente natin feeling niya nasa Luisita pa siya kung umasta. Spoild brat! Puro sat sat kulang sa gaza. Ano ngayon napala niya hahaha. I can imagine natameme etong baklang eto.

      • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

        Ang lakas na tama mo. Tigilan muna yang masamang bisyo mo.

  • $18209031

    China is ready to defend it s claim of the South China Sea if Obama wanted it to be a confrontational scenario. Thats the reason O doesnt wanna add  fuel to the fire. He knows he got his hands full . His bluff of moving 60 percent of US naval assets to the region is but a bluff and cannot back it up. There will be more challenges to come in the middle east  and four more years of his new term will cause him to put those assets in and near the Str of Hormuz and Mediterranean Sea .  Saying a few words of  a Pacific pivot is just words. If they make it for real , then China will also accelerate its naval buildup . It can do so and it has the money.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

      Japan are waiting where is your homosexuals PLA? HENTAI LEADERS?

  • OFWs – symptom of sick economy

    we tried. that is the best thing. Unclos is still there.

    mas nakakahiya ang ikinahihiya tayo ng mga kapwa natin kababayan even if it was a worthwhile cause. akala ng ating mga kababayan si Pnoy lang ang tinatamaan niyo. tinatamaan niyo pati ang hopes for a better future ng mga kababayan natin.

    kung alam niyo lang ang sampung milyon na ofws ay gusto ng umuwi at inaabangan ang development na to at ipinagmamalaki ang pag unlad ng ating bansa. na sana makalikom ng mas malaking pondo at pagnagkaroon na ng mas maganda na ekonomiya di na sila kailangan manilbihan sa ibang bansa…

  • superpilipinas

    It’s nothing new. Obama’s administration has severe domestic problems. They were not even able to protect their own prized ambassador to Libya from getting killed. US has become weaker and it has huge huge debts to China. It is expected that they will not side with anyone, not even with strong ally Japan, to go against China.

    If the administration is Republican, then the situation can be different.

    US and Philippines economic and military relationship has become meaningless. Japan is our no.1 trade partner. US is only the third and is far far lower than Japan.

    Our administrations initial ties with Canada and France has already produced favourable results for us. PH should continue to build up new ties and focus on them. It would be great to have Germany and Italy also. I think the combined benefits from these countries would be much greater than what we can get from the US. 

    Our over reliance on US has put us in this bad situation. Another bad effect is the large number of unemployed nursing graduates because we thought US will always be hiring our nurses. Soon we can have a huge problem if our call centers close or scales down when the US pulls back call canters to solve its unemployment problems. We need to start planning on how to get our nurses hired in other countries and how to start BPO business with countries outside of the US.

    • $18209031

      Forget about US and EU bec these two will be the next big cahonna to go down in the next few years. US trades with EU more than China. And look at EU it is about to implode. Ang daming mga kayumangmang pa naman doon , mag babalikan na naman sila.  Its not gonna be nice.

      US economic numbers are picking up but you never know whats gonna happen. They have to face another prospect of war with Iran and that may not be a cake walk . Iran is not Iraq , it has the capability to withstand enormous attack s .  It has seen war for a long time with Iraq in the 1980s. Yes, USA and Israel will be busy in Str of Hormuz and Mediterranean for the next four years. The pivot to Pacific Rim is but a bluff. USA has no money to finance this while their operations need the most assets in ME. 

      The only way Obama can pull this off is to borrow more from creditor nations and plunge America into more debts. There is no quick solution when one is mired in deep shzt. Words are just words, it needs money to back it up.

      • patriot2008

        US economy is still twice the size of China’s economy, and China’s per capita income is still that of a Third World country. 

      • $18209031

        Hahahaha, that is not a problem . What is big now will not last. What is second now will be first. China ‘s economy may be slow but it is not in the dumps.  It can move slow but surely.  Its a huge country with a very large pop , what can you expect? It has problems of its own like anyone else. 
        And why is it that the focus is on China nowadays? Why is the west vilifying China in everything it can, like the proverbial punching bag?

        What the west sees of China is a sick man of Asia bec thats what the Hollywood Jewry was depicting in the last 100 yrs.   And with China rising
        in economic muscle, the West cannot stomach it. You know why? Bec it s an insult to them seeing Chinese becoming richer while they become poorer. Chian is beating them in their own game of laisse faire. These spoiled brats think the world is America alone and China as the lowly sick Chinamen in sweat shops.
        . A third world country 33 yrs ago is now rising and they dont want that. They want a China that is poor and sick and lowly. Thats what they envision of a new China.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

        hahahhaha that is not a problem? You’re the problem hahahhahah

  • txtman

    >>>>>>>>>>>> THE PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION 1986 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    ARTICLE II. DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES & STATES POLICIES

    SECTION 12

    ……. IT SHALL EQUALLY PROTECT THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER AND THE THE LIFE OF THE UNBORN FROM CONCEPTION.

    THEREFORE, THE PROPOSED RH BILL OF PIA CAYETANO PROMOTING PILLS IS

    UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    PITIFUL

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000643515207 Jojo Aquino

      txtman napakabobo mo nmn ng interpretation mo ng constitution.. pills prevent woman from preganancy. wala pang buhay na bata dun. ano nmn sinagasaan dun

      • JK1000

        Hehehe ! Ikaw sama kayo ni Matt Anthony ( Pangit ngalan para bold star) pareho kayo wala alam. Sabi Instik, ” Ang dalawa tao tagpo wala alam sa constitution ay dala dalawa malas sa buhay”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O7RJV6VAOWZH7DRHV6364OPN7I Matt Anthony

      bobo namn ang ng comment na to.

      • JK1000

        Hindi siya bobo, ikaw mukha bobo kasi ikaw wala alam constitution. Sabi Instik, ” Ang tao lagi sawsaw sa issue kahit wala alam ay lagi dala malas sa buhay”

    • gusm

      Contraception PREVENTS conception. NO life is created and NO life is lost with COTRACEPTION. Educate yourself.

    • Herbert Agudera Carolino

      Our constitution is not that perfect..some need revisions to make a stronger and a better Philippines..btw our present Constitution is not the first one being established.

    • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

      Hindi naman yan ang topic dito.Bakit, kailangan mo na bang makasingil.

  • patriot2008

    I salute you for your courage Mr. President. Proud to be Filipino

    • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

       salute for what ?

      it was a blunder.

      the whole world is talking about Noda and Aquino, their unwelcoming, irritating, trouble making, mind-confusing speeches at an economic meeting where cooperation and growth are the mainstreams.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

        Lilac, I assume patriot2008  is saluting President Aquino for saying “Not on my watch” over China’s military overture to put the West Philippine Sea under her sphere of influence. In his speech at the ASEAN Summit, Aquino advocated a peaceful settlement to the West Philippine Sea  dispute with China in accordance with international law. At the very least I think Aquino deserves applause, if not a salute,  for his statement, don’t you?

      • JK1000

        Blunder ? Blunder my behind , you S%$%%

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

        50 cents Party are here too. Lol

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

      Right. Whatever they say Pinoy has a balls to say. U.S warship are here and operating over west Philippine sea.

    • freedom of navigation

      Magaling din ang ginawa ni Sec Del Rosario. At diniscribe pa ng international news ang kanyang mukha habang kinukontra niya ang hindi tamang sinasabi ng isang kaalyado ng chekwa.
      Ang personal na pagbisita ni  Pres Obama ay palatandaan na siniseryoso na rin ng Amerika ang isyu sa patas na trade at ang pag aangkin ng tsina sa buong south china sea.  

  • geminimind

    Ask not what Pnoy can do for you,ask what Obama and allies can really do for you.

    • http://twitter.com/lilac20000 lilac

       a plagiarist.

  • piggywig70

    Hahaha! Obama practically scolded PNoy for his bellicose stance (our know-nothing accidental president later retreated and begged China to be kind of weak neighbors like the Philippines). 

    • NoWorryBHappy

       With your comment you shoot yourself in the foot.
      Moron ! And you’re proud being a moron.
      Before you make a comment, get a hold of yourself.
      Don’t post a comment just for comment’s sake.

    • JK1000

      I think you’re just feeding your hatred towards President Aquino  by twisting what Obama really wants to say about the issue.

    • scorpio15

      Basahin mo ng mabuti ang balita “Utak Alimasag” o “Utak Bi-ik”.

    • odiebelmont

      anong pinagalitan ang pinagsasabi mo? Engot!  Mabuti nga si Noynoy walang takot magsalita at ipagtanggol ang Pilipinas kahit sino pa ang kaharap! Yan ang dapat gayahin ng ibang lider..Ikaw, ano na ba ang nagawa mo para sa Bansa mo? Pwe!

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Obama playing safe.

  • Maldi2

    Parang
    namulat din sa katotohanan

    Pangulo
    natin sa dunong ay kulang

    Sagot ni Obama
    ay relaks ka lang

    Sigalot sa Tsina’t
    mga isla may paraan

     

    Ito naman
    kasing ating Pangulo

    Kailan man
    ay mainipin sa proceso

    Gusto parati
    shortcut at pambruso

    Kaya’t hayun
    dimplomasya’y nagkagulo!

     

  • nennen12345

    buti nalang nandiyan si PNoy na hindi takot kay Obama, haha.   have you learned your lesson Pres. Obama?  you snubbed Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visited you to the US for a dialogue and now what?  ngayon kumilos kana that the war in israel and palestine irrupted.  you should have done that before and no war should be happening right now.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

    Whatever they say. American warship are going in here. The target is China’s idiotic PLA, Hentai leadership.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/74DX67S5U6H557SPUXS5XZ6QJI Alisto Juan

    It will show that we can not rely on the US, Ob wan US is just protecting their interest. It’s time to stand on our own and start building our own defense. You can not also expect that Asean will be on our side, they are also protecting their interest. . It we had a good defense force, China will not bully us and they had second thought as what they did to Japan. .BTW, we had an advantage with China, they need us more than we do, they source out their raw materials from us while we buy finished product from them. . The best thing we do is buy our own products, it’s cost much but we help our own people. Look at the chinese, they help their own race, so ti’s time to help our own race buy buying our own product, at least the money is not going to China but just circulating in the Philippines.

    • PurpleDaisy13

      re: “BTW, we had an advantage with China,”

      “had” an advantage.  not anymore…China has the advantage in so many areas after playing their cards well for so long.

  • edm365f31

    ninoy is with Us as cambodia is with china it is just fair play;  for our President to escalate this in a meeting like this shows the frustration on our commander in chief part.  Noy pushing this china a  bully agneda goes to show the dedication that he has when it comes to securing our borders and our rights.

  • blainz

    Obama’s statement of non-escalation applies to all countries involved, and it will hit China the strongest since they have the most aggressive territorial claims.

    The presence of the US president in the ASEAN Summit coupled with the Asian Pivot Strategy pretty much ends China’s desire to keep territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea limited to bilateral talks.

    • freedom of navigation

      ang personal na pagbisita ni pres obama sa asia ay palatandaan na rin na siniseryoso na ng amerika ang tungkol sa patas na trade at ang hindi maayos na ginagawa ng tsina sa south china sea. 

  • arao_liwanag

    The Aquino assertion is tantamount to mendicacy and  puppetry

  • Datukalun

    No escalation needed if China will not escalate things and behave.No arrogantly sending their boats navies and fisherman to any disputed territories islands or sea.And must obey by the rules of the UNCLOS because it is the UN the world has signed it and agreed upon and UN will just be good for nothing if it will not be respected.

  • Gagi Wah Santiagi

    Hey guys, nothing to worry about, sometimes D J Yap’s articles create a stir because of his titles.

    Obama and Aquino are both united in pushing the creation of a legally binding Code of Conduct.  There’s no question about that. 

    The Philippines’ position is also the US position that a set of rules must be put in place in order to avoid miscalculation and worst a shooting war between claimants.  PH and US don’t go there to promote war but instead they are promoting a peaceful and concrete solution and that is to multilaterally formulate a stronger COC for everyone to follow.

    Aquino already voiced out our country’s concerns and the ball is now in China’s court.  If China will repeat again its military and economic pressures against the Philippines then I’m sure that on the next ASEAN meeting things will change in favor of the PH.

    Let’s see what will China’s next move?

    For now, PH must generate its own military funds by offering BONDs to the public.  Instead of asking foreign aids, BOND is a better alternative.  I hope the government will get this idea asap!

  • $18209031

    Pres Obama did refute and rebuke Pres Noy.  He is saying, Stop your warmongering and chestthumping— for us to come and rescue your azzes.  China has more trade impact on us than you do. China does more to help our economy than you kayumangmangs.  China buys more of our goods than you . So in fairness to all , we want no conflict to happen .That means we will not say outright we will side with the kayumangmangs when the shtf the fan. We let China sort it out. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      You really do not know your numbers, so to speak. Obama has actually endorsed the rebuttal of Pnoy to the statement of Hun Sen of Cambodia. For your information, that is the diplomatic way of saying it. In the first place, Pnoy has never championed going to war with China. and by the way, we buy more China products than what they do at the scale of 4 is to 1!

      • $18209031

        Of course the wise Obama is trying to play safe as not to directly offend China. He is master politician and knows the ways to ease the tension.  But make no mistake he is sending more ships . And make no mistake as well, China will not remain oblivious to this new threat . China knows the intentions of this whtie powers which is to encircle China since time past.  So no worries, it just makes China even more determine to accelerate its PLAN buildup to defend its territories.  Bluff or not, it doesnt make any difference. China terriorial integrity is being taken piecemeal by thieves for far too long. Passed on from one thief to another thief and so forth.

        The reason why these thieves were stealing Chinese territories in the past was because Qing Dynasty had no maritime power. When the owner is away the mice will play. So the only way to keep these mice away is to make sure China has the means to drive them away . If it ever comes to poisoning or trapping them, so be it

        Dios Ko santisima.

  • KapitanBagwis

    I’m sure people here have never heard of Benghazi and could care less about where it is and the problems they have ~ PurpleDaisy13

    You are insulting the intelligence of the people in this forum board. Surely most of them here are updated in current events than you think of yourself.

    • JK1000

      Purple Daisy is a Intel asset of  another country.

      • KapitanBagwis

        I am sure this rat is a troll, a paid hack by PROC to spread their propagandaand create doubt among the Filipinos but the rat did not succeed. This rat was very active in this forum board during the first few days of China’s intrusion in the Scarborough Shoals.

  • peach black

    NO NEED to escalate kasi kayu-kayo la’ng naman ‘yan. Pero kung US territory ang aangkinin ng CHINA aba THERE IS PARAMOUNT NEED to escalate the dispute till KINGDOM COME.

  • http://twitter.com/iris2000000 iris

    Interesting. A few hours ago, some people praised Aquino for “having balls”.

    Now the same some people blamed escalation to China !

    China didn’t spend million dollars, went to the meeting, and started “the dispute”.

    It was Noda and Aquino, the twins of anti economic growth, anti prosperous Asia and anti peaceful low profile management of disputes, they started all of this.

  • http://twitter.com/iris2000000 iris

    The problem is foreign policy.

     The problem is misinterpretation of US policy.

     The problem is to still think China of 60 years ago.

     US and China will not have a war for a few rocks, PH and Japan included.

     The dispute can be and should be managed, that is good for everybody.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    One thing you could say about Aquino, he is bull headed & will push others even if it means others will become uncomfortable.

  • http://twitter.com/iris2000000 iris

    Can anybody design a electronic sensor which can :

    1. measure baldness and boldness the same time;
    2. measure bullishness and foolishness the same time;
    3. measure shameless and thickness the same time.

    • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

      *an electronic.. *at the same time..

      • http://twitter.com/alfs_alfs Pons Corpuz

        hahaha… nice one.

    • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

      Stop your bad habit, whatever you’re taking now, stop it, it’s not doing you any good.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BMBLRJHAFMH2Q5SLCNXQMVBNXM ramsor

    Obama was just very diplomatic for good reason considering its economic ties with China. 

  • JK1000

    This issue with China reminds me a lot of the Israeli-Arabs conflicts. In public the U.S. will make it appear as if they’re ignoring Israel to please the Arabs,but behind close door the U.S. and Israel has a mutual understanding on how to solve the problems. Now, Obama is showing China that he’s neutral . Who knows ? Maybe Obama and Aquino already know their strategies on how to deal with China.

    • http://twitter.com/iris2000000 iris

       I don’t know. Did they meet at the meeting ?

      • JK1000

        They’ve met before in the U.S.

      • http://twitter.com/iris2000000 iris

         How many times ?

      • JJF724

        heard of secure line of communication?

      • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

        Imbestigador ka ba?

      • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

        Look at the picture on top.

    • Vertumnus

      Since the formation of the State of Israel, the US has never wavered in it’s support of the Jewish nation.  They might criticize some of Israel’s action but for the most part,  the US government is Israels staunches ally.  The US will back Israel through think and thin and no amount of negative propaganda from the Muslim world will change that.

      While the US is the Philippines friend and protector, they will not interfere in any territorial disputes on any South China Sea territories claimed by multiple parties.  It is not in their best interest to fight over a couple of islets.  The diplomatic fallout from intervening is too great a risk for the US to consider.  Hence the Philippines is on its own.

      • Julio7

        US has unrelenting support to Israel because US Congress and Wall Street are governed by powerful Jewish-lobbyist. Indeed, US and Israel are partner in crime in the eyes of Muslim world. Their romantic love song is “You and Me against the World”. It’s a song of a love so strong that it can withstand all of the world’s pressures and disapproval. 

        Thirty-two draft resolutions criticizing Israel since 1972 have never seen the light of day because the U.S. used its Security Council veto to block them, exposing the double standards of US.
         
        Throughout its history, the Security Council has never once taken enforcement action over Israel’s flouting of U.N. resolutions or its violations of international law, grave human rights violations; colonies and demographic manipulation; the right of return for refugees and displaced persons; and the withdrawal of forces from territories under armed occupation.

        Not even the mildest of these remedies was adopted in the case of Israel, whose violations – assassinations, deportations, house demolitions, restrictions on freedom of movement, etc – are well documented.

        “We cannot stand by and do nothing”, Bush told delegates to the U.N. He was talking, of course, about Iraq and Afghanistan. But in the case of Israel, we not only can do nothing – we do nothing. This is the same rhetorical statement with Obama.

        Philippines is not Israel, so why do we expect?

  • Vertumnus

    See what did I tell you.  Obama is not going to speak out against China simply because of economic ramifications.  You only have to follow US-China relation for the past several decades and you will see that the US will not do anything to jeopardize trade in the area.  The Philippines is on its own when dealing with China.  Not the US or ASEAN will come to our aid.  Time to man up and kick those Chinese PLA out of our territories!

  • Michael Gonzales

    Pnoy is great! Obama?, i dont know anymore. Sure glad to have a president that has a brain and balls! Mabuhay ka PNOY!

    • peacebewithyou2014

      You should listen to what other nations are saying about PH.

  • http://www.facebook.com/boy.dalius Boy Dalius

    Typical US strategy. 

    Neutrality, as usual is his best camouflage for assertion.

    It all boils down to what his ulterior motives are.

    • peacebewithyou2014

      Bad cop good cop routine. A well known tactic. I destroy my enemy by making them my friends. Abe Lincoln, his idol.

  • Albert Einstien

    frustrations we cant even express our selves in our own country…why?

    • peacebewithyou2014

      At home I can’t even look frustrated, my wife would kill me.

  • Albert Einstien

    moderator what is wrong if RP will develop nuclear capability like what marcos envisioned it is the ONLY way china & superpowers take our words with some weight… it is our only way to defend our sovereignty & territories… we have $ 82 billion fc reserves we can give it to AFP to buy & develop nuclear capability for defense…. 

    • ApoNiLolo

      The Philippines is a signatory of NPT. Gusto mong matulad tayo sa Iran?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVV7ECUTWYGB7PBOYROJKBYPRE Kepner

    time to look for other allies other the user friendly US.. look at japan.. they helped us in acquiring BRAND NEW patrol boats… while the US sold a 40 year old cutter without the high tech equipment… the money spent for that aging cuttetr would have been spent sa RAHAH humabon upgrade… ka edad lang kasi sila…hehehe….i hope the DND will avoid buying US defense products coz most of the parts are made in china….hahaha…baka ma sabotage tayo niyan… we have brilliant engineers, inventors, scientist working in other defense industries around the world.. why not tap them and appeal to their patriotism…  wish ko lang

  • EdgarEdgar

    Noynoy to Obama: Man up and speak up about West Philippine Sea

    Obama to Noynoy: Man up and practice kowtow diplomacy

  • Albert Einstien

    DROP the U$……it is about time RP, VIETNAM & JAPAN work together and form an umbrella  DEFENSE  in scs…dont LISTEN to USA anymore…you can not bank on its WORDS..they have abandoned RP in world war 2.. mc arthur was sent as jhonny come lately just for their ego….. they used our soldiers as pawns in their wars after world war 2…like vietnam,korean wars etc…they abandoned us again during our claim of sabah in 50’s & 60’s at the behest of its master UK…now when we NEED them most  & just for mere MERE words of support …ONLY deaf ears & a monalisa smile they can lend…what a USER FRIENDLY character…

  • Beguine

    Obama wouldn’t risk opening his mouth and saying the wrong
    thing.

    After all, he just won recently in the debate with Romney, who
    her subsequently defeated.

    A great debater? No, just a shrewd one.

  • disqusted0fu

    Imbalance, as we know, may lead to instability,” he said. – out of everything that Aquino said, we should just listen to this particular statement. he is one to know about imbalances and instabilities.

  • JJF724

    I’m proud of PNOY…  he’s not affraid to say the right thing!  What he always expressed is the best option!  Finally, Philippines had the right leader!!!

    • boldyak

      he is not afraid na ilagay ang USA sa pagitan ng china at Philippines….lol…kaso sabi ni Obama wag daw i escalate ang conflict…..more lol…

    • DavidBanez

      Ang Alin??? ang sabihin P-Noy na “…stability of South China Sea..”?????. he did not say ang ….stability ng West Philippine Sea

  • dongvee

     Ang hirap mailaglag na naman maski ginawa mo ang sa tingin mo yon ang dapat ipinagawa sa iyo.

  • bogger007

    China had started all this, if only they respected the 200 mile EEZ we don’t have a problem. GREEDY China wanted the entirety of South China Sea, even to the shores of its neighbouring countries.Chinas arrogance of not respecting the EEZ/UNCLOS will someday haunt them. China is dividing within, dissolution of China is creeping if not contained China will become like the former USSR.

    • Bes_ni_masa

      Ang EEZ ay naging effective lang noong 1994. Ang argumento ng China ay archaeological evidence / historical evidence. Hindi simpleng EEZ lang ito. Kaya nga hindi lang china ang kalaban natin dito kundi pati Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan at Brunei.  Sa tingin mo ba pag umayaw na ang china, panalo na tayo. Tsssk tsskk. Susuno na aakin naman nya ay vietnam, malaysia, taiwan …..

    • PurpleDaisy13

      re: “Chinas arrogance of not respecting the EEZ/UNCLOS will someday haunt them”

      Philippines has used the EEZ/UNCLOS excuse since they joined UNCLOS in the 1980s. 

      Apparently your misconception of how the EEZ works with respects to disputed “Islands” has always been wrong.  You don’t understand English and can’t comprehend English which is why you’re a complete “palpak”.  And when you’re a complete “palpak” the EEZ does not work in your favor.

      • bogger007

        The problem here is simple, just use your common sense. What the Philippines is claiming is the 200 mile EEZ, but because China is so Greedy they claim the entirety of South China Sea. Claiming even the shores of its neighbours. If only China contain itself with the 200 mile EEZ their would be no problem at all.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “What the Philippines is claiming is the 200 mile EEZ”

        It has been more than 20 years since Philippines had joined UNCLOS and had been awarded 200 nautical miles of EEZ cunninghum.  You want to explain to us why ISLANDS such as Scarborough Shoal and other disputed islands STILL have never been awarded as territorial sovereignty in favor of the Philippines after ALL OF THESE YEARS?

        We’ll tell you why cunninghum, because EEZ is based on UNCLOS which stands for United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.  It doesn’t stand for Law of the Land or Islands.  Thus, UNCLOS does not cover any rules that dictate the sovereignty of Land and Islands….only “Seawater”.

        Thus, EEZ does not apply to ISLANDS such as Scarborough Shoal and other disputed Islands.  What’s more is that Islands that have oil-rich deposits or can provide economic life, are entitled to have their own EEZ.  Thus, you cannot use Philippine’s EEZ to encroach upon a different EEZ…..in effect, reduces the 200 mile EEZ range the minute it crosses boundaries against another EEZ.

        Just use your common sense cunningham.  After more than 20 years of being an UNCLOS member and having a 200 nautical mile EEZ, Philippines has NEVER been awarded by the UN with sovereignty over ANY of the islands within 200 nautical miles….only seawater within 200 nautical miles.

      • bogger007

        Why don’t you tell that to your Chinese Gov’t. If you can back it up to the ITLOS why can’t China submit itself to the International Tribunal.  

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “If you can back it up to the ITLOS why can’t China submit itself to the International Tribunal.”

        Maybe because you also don’t understand what LOS in ITLOS stands for.  It also stands for Law of the Sea…..not Law of the Land or Island.

        If you want to file a criminal case, you don’t go to a “Divorce” lawyer do you?  You go to an “Criminal” Lawyer.

        Same with Laws of the Sea…. Scarborough Shoal is an island as defined by UNCLOS…so  you don’t go to ITLOS that only handles matters regarding the Laws of the Sea.

      • pinoypower

        You cannot distort the law and claim something out of your own opinion. There has to be an arbiter or interpreter of it. Since UNCLOS is an international law under UN then it has to be interpreted and enforced by UN. The Philippines has been enjoining all claimants including China to bring up the matter to ITLOS. If indeed China believes that it has the legal right over Scarborough Shoal then why the refusal to settle the dispute in the proper forum? The historical basis of China’s claim including the “Nine Dash Line”(?) is China’s document or basis alone and has no legal wieght in the international league of nations.
        As for your contention about Scarborough Shoal being not covered by UNCLOS, just from the name alone you can make out that it is a shoal and a shoal is define as a ‘shallow part of the sea’. Therefore, it is part of the sea just like the surrounding seas 200 miles from our baseline.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “There has to be an arbiter or interpreter of it. Since UNCLOS is an
        international law under UN then it has to be interpreted and enforced by
        UN.”

        Sounds like you’re in complete desperation.  Again, the Law of the Sea pertains to the Law of the Sea, not Law of the Land or Islands.

        re: “The Philippines has been enjoining all claimants including China to bring up the matter to ITLOS.”

        China, Philippines, and any other country has EVERY right not to agree upon settling through ITLOS as part of the rules under ITLOS. 

        If China believes Huangyan Island cannot be settled through ITLOS because ITLOS only governs the Laws of the Sea, and not the Laws of the Islands or FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, then China has the legal right to decline Philippines’ invitation as they have already done.  There is NO REASON left to discuss ITLOS…this option has clearly been exhausted many many many months ago and is NO LONGER applicable.

        NO ONE can force ANY COUNTRY to settle through ITLOS and NO COUNTRY is OBLIGATED to SETTLE through ITLOS.  And countries have no obligation to explain why they refuse to settle through ITLOS because it is THEIR LEGAL RIGHT TO DENY ITLOS for ANY REASON.

        Has anybody forced China to accept the invitation from Philippines after all these many many many months after being denied?  No.  Then it is absolutely clear that ITLOS should never be mentioned again as it is no longer an option and is completely futile and useless to bring it up under discussion because you shall surely lose.

        re: “As for your contention about Scarborough Shoal being not covered by
        UNCLOS, just from the name alone you can make out that it is a shoal and
        a shoal is define as a ‘shallow part of the sea’.”

        Again, you’re in complete denial because Scarborough Shoal is classified as an “island”.  Go read about Scarborough Shoal and learn how many regions remain above sea level during high tide.

        And what does such description tell us under UNCLOS Article 121, under the Regime of Islands?  Please educate yourself and read the following under Paragraph 1:

        1. An island is a naturally formed area of land, surrounded by water, which is above water at high tide.

        There is no avoiding this definition pinoypower…Scarborough Shoal is clearly an Island as defined by UNCLOS itself.  Thus, islands cannot be awarded sovereignty under UNCLOS…as UNCLOS does not grant sovereignty over islands…only “seawater”.

        If Scarborough Shoal had not been classified as an “island”, then the UN would have awarded Scarborough Shoal anytime since 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, or 2005. The Philippines has had a 200 nautical mile EEZ for well over 20 years since the early 1980s and had recently been awarded with sovereignty over Benham Rise by the UN. Can’t you use any common sense with regard to why Scarborough Shoal has NEVER been awarded to the Philippines by the UN after all these 20+ years pinoypower? Because it IS AN ISLAND under UNCLOS.

        Thus, your only option left is bilateral talks or war with China….it’s that simple pinoypower.

      • pinoypower

        Hahaha! Now that I refuted your argument over Article 121 paragraph 3, you are turning to Paragraph 1. You are calling a small piece of rock as an area of land. That’s easily disputable and to claim that UNCLOS defined Scarborough Shoal as an island is an outright deception because you and I know that there is no specific naming or classification of any island in its provisions. Even independent experts say that classifying rock formations, atolls, reefs and similar geographical features in realtions to UNCLOS can be contentious and tricky.
        If China is not willing to honor the provisions of a convention like UNCLOS which itself is a signatory, then what’s the use of international laws?
        Speaking of UN awarding Scarborough Shoal to Philippines, I think you are completely misinformed. I said it is under dispute and how could UN decide on it’s sovereignity if it’s not submitted for arbitration on account of China’s refusal. Be sensible enough to accept that it is under dispute because even China has no document recognized by UN as being the sovereign over Scarborough Shoal. China is simply occupying it by force and deception.
        As for your claim that UNCLOS does not cover islands and only waters, I never said anything contrary to that. In fact I am talking about EEZ which pertains to maritime zones or waters of which Scarborough Shoal happened to be within. Land territorial disputes can be taken to the International Court of Justice but even there China is refusing to take up the matter. 

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “1. You are calling a small piece of rock as an area of land.”

        I’ve read that a light house had been constructed on one of these rocks….you call that small pinoypower?  You need a LARGE ROCK in order to construct a big enough light house that can carry a large rotating lamp that could penetrate through miles of fog across the sea that would be tall, sturdy, and high enough to be effective by ships navigating through the region.

        Let’s review paragraph 1 to help you comprehend further pinoypower:

        “1. An island is a naturally formed area of land, surrounded by water, which is above water at high tide.”

        What is land made of?  Rock.  Does Scarborough Shoal have rocks or land that remain above water at high tide?  Yes.

        Therefore, Scarborough Shoal is an Island.  Hence, Huangyan Island in Chinese.

        re: “If China is not willing to honor the provisions of a convention like
        UNCLOS which itself is a signatory, then what’s the use of international
        laws? ”

        Why are you asking such a dumb question for?  Don’t you know that international laws was made for just international politics and to benefit mostly the wealthiest countries of the world?  Don’t you know that China is the 8th largest financial contributor to the United Nations who help pay for the salaries of UN employees and staff members?

        If someone breaks a national law in your country, who arrests you? The police.  If a country breaks an international law, who arrests them?  Nobody…there is no such thing as an international police.

        re: “Speaking of UN awarding Scarborough Shoal to Philippines, I think you
        are completely misinformed. I said it is under dispute and how could UN
        decide on it’s sovereignty if it’s not submitted for arbitration on
        account of China’s refusal.”

        No, it is not under dispute…it has been over 25 years since Philippines had a 200 nautical mile EEZ..and you want to accept that Scarborough Shoal is still under dispute?  Just accept the obvious…the UN SHALL NEVER Award the Philippines sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal.

        Philippines doesn’t need China to register Scarborough Shoal with the UN.  They simply send their request for sovereignty and the UN shall examine and approve just as THEY HAVE WITH BENHAM RISE which sits within Philippines EEZ just recently.  But if submitting the request for more than 25 years continues to be a failure, then don’t expect the UN to award sovereignty of Scarborough Shoal to the Philippines.

        re: ” Land territorial disputes can be taken to the International Court of
        Justice but even there China is refusing to take up the matter.”

        It’s been 10 years since China and Philippines signed the Declaration of Conduct for Parties in the South China Sea.  If land territorial disputes can be taken to the International Court of Justice, then why hasn’t it been already settled even after 10 years?  Because there IS NO International Court of Justice that can help settle this dispute.

        You’re trying so desperately to contain this whole dispute within whatever bodies of law you can pull out of your hat that you can think of…..but reality shows, there is NO BODY of LAW that can settle these disputes. 

        You must go to WAR and fight against China for these islands that do not belong to you.  If not, then BACK OFF and withdraw from this complete waste of time and bickering.

  • bert10

    Di ko din gusto ang hawak ng Presidente ko kay Yingluck Shinawatra. Hindi at ease ang Presidenta.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Psiitoon Charoenkrung

      hehehe,  may pamilya na ang lady Prime Minister of Thailand kaya huwag ka ng mabahal diyan

      • bert10

        Kaso, itong mga kababayan ko, di mo sigurado. Am just afraid for the likes of the great Petraeus who just recently got caught literallly with his pants down.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

    The things is China is scared to Philippines. If not why the 50 cents party emerged when the Philippine President spoke against China. Look at the Map China is bigger than U.S but until now all i’ve seen is 50 cents party propaganda. Nothing more coward country of homosexuals and HENTAI.

  • Issem Ole

    kahaba haba ng article.. yong subject matter based sa title wala naman kundi just a small quote from Ben Rhodes. where is the quote from Obama himself?? sino ba editor nito??

  • Komen To

    When you have billions of dollars in loans from somebody, it is hard to go against that somebody. Money talks. But look at Japan, they can stand their ground

    • bugoybanggers

      Tama, TRILLION ang utang ng US sa CHINA. Kawawa naman, dapat kasi yung 1B USD na pinahiram ng PHIL sa IMF eh sa US na lang sana inabot. Kahit papano nakatulong din sa wakas ang PINAS sa US. Sige na nga, hayaan nalang ninyo ang US sila naman ang may gawa ng kapalpakan nila. Tayong Pilipino mas maraming palpak kaya huwag ng makisawsaw.

  • bugoybanggers

    Yun na nga eh, ang US takot na mag escalate ang hidwaan laban sa CHINA tungkol sa West Philippine Sea. Dahil ang US ay sakal sa leeg ng CHINA, ang dahilan ay pang ekonomiya at UTANG. Noon pa, nagpapakita na ng kahinaan at pagkawalang interest ang US sa usapang ito.Bakit ang PILIPINAS hindi makakilos at bakit asa parin ng asa sa US? Tama na, wala talagang kakayahan ang PILIPINAS laban dito at puro nalang daldal. Ang Japan kaya nila at sigurado malulupig nila ang CHINA.

    • http://twitter.com/alfs_alfs Pons Corpuz

      We all know that Philippines is a weak country. That’s not the point of discussion. Pero dahil ba ganun titigil na tayo? it is always a wise move in any form of war to forge an alliance. And, that’s where we are heading.

      • bugoybanggers

        Sampulan kasi! Mag Padala ng 1000 bangka sa WPS at mangisda doon. Kung papalag ang CHINA, banggain ang kanilang dambuhalang barko at sabay sigaw, TULONG HINDI AKO MARUNONG LUMANGOY!

      • Bes_ni_masa

        Walang nagsasabi ng tumigil. Syempre ipaglaban natin, pero hindi gaya ng ginagawa ni Pnoy. Puro dakdak.

        Hindi lang China at pinas ang may conflict dito. Kasama rin ang Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, at Brunei sa mga umaankin. Sila ano ginagawa nila para ipaglaban nila ang karapatan nila sa parte ng west philippin sea? Magingay din ba sila? Sa tingin mo ba pag nagkagulo at kumampi sa atin ang US eh China ang talunan? Hindi rin. Pagtinira ng US ang CHina, Ang ganti ng CHina sa pinas. Kaya sa Huli, malamang matalo ang China pero mas magiging talunan ang Pinas. Ano na nga ba ang nagyari sa Vietnam, Afghanistan at Iraq- mga bansang tinulungan ng US. Ano na nga rin ba ang tingin ng maraming bansa sa Israel na patuloy na kinakampihan ng US.

      • http://twitter.com/alfs_alfs Pons Corpuz

        Ano bang mas effective alternative mo sa pagdakdak?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Psiitoon Charoenkrung

    kudos again for Pnoy who showed determination in our claims in the west Philippine sea.  We should not be swayed by the position of the chinese puppet Hun Sen.  He forgot that it was not China who propelled him to power but Vietnam one of the asean country.

  • joboni96

    then stop sending your warships

    bwisiting the philippines

    polluting our waters

    flaunting your imperialism

  • kinutil

    GOOD JOB MR.PRESIDENT B.AQUINO
    Let ALL U.S. WARSHIP to stay in the PHILIPPINE SEA.

    • bugoybanggers

      Aba utoy, bakit PILIPINAS ang magpapasahod sa mga SAILORS & OFFICERS, magpapaKAIN sa mga ito, magpapaKARGA ng FUEL? aba, aba, aba? US of A for the interest of the PHILIPPINES please deploy all your NAVAL Fleet. NakakaTAWA. Teka, tulog ka pala, sorry ha sige tuloy mo tulog mo para mahabol mo pa na ang BANDERA ng Philippines US of A na rin. Kaya kayo kapag tulog yung tao huwag ninyong biglaing gisingin kita ninyo namang nananaginip. zzzzzzzzz..ngooooorrrrk,ssssssssyyyywwww. Hindi na daw magkasya sa dami ng US WARSHIP sa MANILA BAY. Sa Manila Bay kasi kailangan mag GOOD TIME muna ang mga US Navy personnel bago ipapalayag sa SPRATLY AREA. Heto nga nagtatampo ang mga BADJAO dahil hindi nga daw sila makapangisda dahil sa dami at halos mapuno ang buong karagatan sa MANILA BAY na akala nila mga jelly fish ang lumulutang yun pala mga CONDOMES.

  • Stuubs

    Both US and Japan won’t buy into Peenoy’s coaxing tone, to them it’s like a whisper coming from the devil himself urging them to start playing  brush fire with China ! They have their own  foreign policy that represents their own interest that not even Peenoy can influence.Peenoy  just grandstanding here, he just wanted to be a sen.Marriam Santiago of the ASEAN, to upstage the other speakers. You just don’t tell the US how to do it because they know what they are doing and they are the master of international politics ! This is very embarrassing for a Philippine president to dragged and pushed the US into an awkward situation agaist China infront of  the ASEAN …Peenoy is always talk the talk but does not walk the walk .

    • tarikan

      At least PNoy is making noises about China’s intransigence in the sea dispute. He is making known how China bully his way with her tiny neighbors. Remember Gloria M. Arroyo? What she did was let the Chinese built permanent structures on the disputed territories in exchange for mega loans (where she, husband & cronies dipped their fu**ing hands). 

      • Bes_ni_masa

        Ok sana argumento mo kaya lang ginamit mo nanaman si GMA. Sana kongting google lang. 1994 pa nagsimulang magtayo ng structure ang China sa isa sa mga disputed territories. Si RAmos nga pala presidente nun. At para rin sa kaalaman mo ang Vietnam ay may nakatayo ring armed banker, ang taiwan may military sctructures din, ang Malaysia gumawa rin ng structure para sa mga turista.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

    China told stop escalating disputes with neighboring countries. But Chinese leaders are dumb and deaf Hentai and homosexuals.

    • Guest

       If they were homosexuals, they would court PNOY and not annoy.

  • boldyak

    “There is no reason to risk any potential escalation, particularly when you have two of the world’s largest economies—China and Japan—associated with some of those disputes.” …is this message addressed to Pinoy?…..hahaha..just asking…

    • ApoNiLolo

      To PNoy and the rest of national leaders who have claims to the disputed area.

  • sam_aquino

    DJ Yap – your title is very much MISLEADING…  please write accurately…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    This is we must stand firmly in what we believe in with recognition of international law not just to please the other country and give political favor with the word “concensus”. Mabuhay ang Pilipino! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    US not expressly supporting Philippines but actionly support Philippines and each neighbor US allies….. think this … why there a lot of warships, air carriers, submarine docking in the Philippines shore line? Does it only of games….how about the expenses incurred of those vessels if just for game? Lets think beyond to our expectation…..the sole pupose is to secure territorial integrety of the Philippines by US and other close allies like Vietnam & Japan.

    Communist China noticed this already…. this warships, aircraft carriers and submarine are not just for war games and display…..its for territorial security of our country.

    • bugoybanggers

      Security for OUR country? Aba utoy, bakit PILIPINAS ang magpapasahod sa mga SAILORS & OFFICERS, magpapaKAIN sa mga ito, magpapaKARGA ng FUEL? aba, aba, aba? US of A for the interest of the PHILIPPINES please deploy all your NAVAL Fleet. NakakaTAWA. Teka, tulog ka pala, sorry ha sige tuloy mo tulog mo para mahabol mo pa na ang BANDERA ng Philippines US of A na rin. Kaya kayo kapag tulog yung tao huwag ninyong biglaing gisingin kita ninyo namang nananaginip. zzzzzzzzz..ngooooorrrrk,ssssssssyyyywwww.

      • Marx Louis Wang

         Ano kamo????

        “bakit PILIPINAS ang magpapasahod sa mga SAILORS & OFFICERS, magpapaKAIN sa mga ito”

        Saan mo naman napulot na tayo ang magpapasahod?  Tsk tsk tsk may lagnat ka ba?

      • bugoybanggers

        Tsekwa, basahin mong maigi ang banat ko! Ano ba ang turo sa CHINESE SCHOOLS na pinag aralan mo? Baka kailangan pang ipa-MANDARIN mo muna bago mo basahin.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

        Nanggagalaiti ka sa obserbasyon ko siguro Intsik kang namumuhay sa Pilipinas ano?…..Ang communist China na itinakwil ka at nagpapasaya sa Pilipinas sa negosyo ninyo…at minamaltrato ninyo kapwa ko Pilipino na nagtatrabaho sa pamamahay ninyo…..ang pinanggalingan ng ninuno mo ay naobserbahan na lumalaki ang puwersa ng US sa karagatan ng Pilipinas at ito ay dumadaong pa sa Pilipinas…huwag kang matulog sa balita! Kay kumalma ang kumunistang china na pinanggalingan mo!

      • bugoybanggers

        Bata, ginawa mo na ba ng assignment mo? Aba, labo mo! Ako bilang PILIPINO, ayaw ko ng pakialamero. US ka man at o CHINA lahat sa paniniwala ko sila mga PAKIALAMERO! Kung tunay kang PINOY bakit ka aasa sa US? Tumindig ka sa sarili mo at dumiskarte ng maigi (gamitin ang UTAK)! Patulog tulog ka yata sa pansitan ng amo mong INSTIK? O baka ang lolo mo isa sa mga traydor na PILIPINO noong WW2. Bata puro US ang niisip mo! Panakot sa CHINA ang US? At alam mo ba ang tunay na pakay ng US dito sa PILIPINAs? Para mag PAK PAK ng POK POK.

    • Paglaya

      how the hell na Communist ang China? how come na may Apple Factory nor unilever na “private-owned”? sadly,matagal na nilang iniwan ang SOSYALISMO, mula nang namatay si Mao (1976) at nagcoup si Deng Xiaoping hinuli at pinapatay ang “Gang of Four” niliberate ang China sa so-called Socialist Market, in other term Capitalism. 

      CollapseDiversion na lang yun, communist by name capitalist indeeds. Everheard of China’s economic reform? ni wala na ngang Maoist na nakaupo sa kanila e (tinanggal kasi). Kapitalista na ang sistema nila yun din ang dahilan kung bakit naghihirap ang sambayanang Chino dahil yung dating communal owned land/factories ay naging pribadong muli. Kaya hindi malabong magkaroon uli ng isang rebolusyon sa China.   “the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property” – Karl Marx, kaya pala may private owned factories sa China gaya ng Apple at Uniliver?at saka po ang Communism ayon sa Sociology lesson namin ay isang stateless at classless na lipunan, ganon po ba ang China? 

    • Paglaya

      Hayaan mong bhagian kita ng isang kwento: Aesop Fable, tungkol sa USA at KABAYO… Isang araw sinira ni Usa ang damuhang kinakainan ng Kabayo. Sa sobrang galit ni Kabayo, humingi siya ng tulong sa Tao. Sabi ni Tao: “sige tulungan kita. Pero sa isang kundisyon. Itatali ko muna ang lubid na ito sa leeg mo” at doon nag-umpisa ang pagkaalipin ng kabayo. :)
      Ang nangyayari ngayon ay walang iba kundi salpukan ng dalawang malaking bato(U.S at China) na walang ibang kaawa-awa o maiipit kundi ang Pilipinas dahil pareho lang sila ng interes– dominasyon at pagtapak sa soberanmya ng iba para umangat magkaiba lang ng paraan– ang isa ay tahasang panlulupig at ang isa ay kunwariang pagtulong- t hindi po pagtulong ang ginagawa ng U.S andito sila para panatilihing neo-kolonya nila ang Pilipinas at hindi po sadyang pagtulong iyon. Dahil ang lahat ng ginagawa nila ay utang at patung-patong ang interes. Nagpapamudmod talaga sila ng utang para maisalba nila ang ekonomiya nilang naghihingalo na rin. At hindi ba kayo nakahahalata na gusto talaga ng U.S na magkagiyuera? dahil don nakasalalay ang ekonomiya nila, pagbebenta ng armas?at napakaironic, naagawa nilang “tumulong” sa ibang bansa pero sarili nilang mamamayang gumagapang ngayon sa kahirapan ay hindi?pero wag sana nating tingnan ang nangyayarng ito bilang labanan ng bansa sa bansa, dahil ito ay laban ng uri sa uri (class struggle) uring pinagsasamantalahan (Manggagawa) at nananamantala (Kapitalista) kung kanino aanib o kakampi ay wag sanang tingnan s lahing kinabibilangan, dahil ang labang ito ay pandaigdigan o internasyunal

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    We must understand Pilipinos that Communist China can kick our ash in a single hour by displaying first they fishermen……

    This fishermen strategy already used by Communist China in terretorial water of Russia but Russia did,  they put this fishermen in custody and even the vessels …. and Communist China STOP their fishermen tactics to infiltrate Russia terretorial waters.

     But since the Philippines has no own military muscle, Communist China keep kicking our ash by using fishermen tactics…… now Communist China STOP kicking our ash because they saw how US military muscle will protect our territory.

    • pinoypower

      How come China is still in Panatag and we’re out? We should enforce our EEZ and drive the Chinese out of Panatag. We used to do that in the past and in fact many Chinese vessels were impounded and fishermen arrested until someone blinked and failed the fishermen’s test.
      We should send back our ships and enforce the law to find out if US will honor its treaty with us. according to one US artcle I read, an attack in a Philippine ship, yes a ship alone and not yet a territory, is enough to invoke the military treaty with the US. Risky as it may be, this is perhaps the acid test that is worth taking instead of inaction.

      • bugoybanggers

        Dahil sa TALK SHOW! Yan ang PILIPINAS.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Psiitoon Charoenkrung

        I fully agree;  Pnoy’s talk will not have much impact if it is not followed by action.  If he really meant what he says then he should send back the naval vessels to assert our sovereignty in Panatag shoal and to protect our fishermen also.

      • kalikasanipagtanggol

         Sino ba talaga ang consultant ni pnoy? kapatid siya ng queen of talk kaya puro talk at kulang sa aksyon! reklamo sa unclos, file sa unclos, bili dito bili diyan pero hanggang ngayon wala pa nangyayari!

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “We should send back our ships and enforce the law to find out if US will honor its treaty with us.”

        pinoypower, instead of experimenting….why don’t you read the conditions of the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) for yourself.

        By sending your Philippine ships towards an island that is not recognized by the UN as belonging to you and into a heavily defended region by Chinese Navy, you are no longer exercising an act of defense….instead you are instigating conflict, threat, and aggression.

        All of which are not supported by the MDT or approved by the UN.  Both of which does not obligate our US forces to participate in your non-defensive blunder.

        You will find all of your ships blown to bits by Chinese Navy missiles with no US in sight to back you up. This is why some Filipinos make many mistakes…they can’t read and comprehend English very well.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WVDRK4OFJXD3QVBRMSPGWU5LHI inventor

        Beware of this Chinese propagandist. Do not fall into her ploy. We are not cowards to believe your nonsense propaganda. 

      • Pham Van Vuong

         It’s unfortunate when we are neighbours of China dog

      • pinoypower

        It seems that you’re the one who’s not aware of the MDT and UNCLOS. I am talking of Panatag Shoal and not Spratlys. If we send our ships there, we are within our rights of protecting our EEZ as provided by UNCLOS. That’s far from the definition of agrresion, threat or conflict instigation. You said that the Chinese Navy will blow our ships to pieces. If that is so why didn’t the Chinese do that in the recent stand-off?
        Lastly, whether you are a Chinese or an American, don’t belittle our English. We speak English to the whole world through our BPOs and many foreigners like the Koreans, Nepals and even Chinese are coming to our country to learn English.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “If we send our ships there, we are within our rights of protecting our EEZ as provided by UNCLOS.”

        Wrong. 

        Your EEZ cannot be used to encroach upon a different EEZ pinoypower.

        Do you know that under UNCLOS, Scarborough Shoal technically qualifies as an island?  And by being an island rich in oil that can provide economic life, it also qualifies to have IT’S OWN EEZ?

        Thus, YOU cannot encroach upon a different EEZ….your Philippine EEZ ends where it meets the EEZ of Scarborough Shoal.

        You have no business launching an effort to send all your military ships towards Scarborough Shoal other than to instigate war, aggression, and conflict pinoypower… The world is not Stupid, and you’ve already admitted earlier that your intentions are to force and drive China out of Scarborough Shoal.

        Isn’t this what you wrote above pinoypower?

        “We should enforce our EEZ and drive the Chinese out of Panatag.”

        Liars like you cannot be trusted.  Because when you are caught lying, then you try to change your story right in front of everyone’s eyes pinoypower.

        You think you can trick the UN and our US Military by manipulating the MDT with your false intentions….Unfortunately, your deceptive practices are too obvious.

        re: “We speak English to the whole world through our BPOs”

        pinoypower, you see now how poor your English comprehension is?  I didn’t say you have poor English “speaking” skills…I said you have poor English COMPREHENSION skills.

        Do you know what Comprehension means pinoypower?  Apparently not…you must think Comprehension means Speaking.  That’s why you’re not very good at English Comprehension and DESERVE as much criticism necessary.

      • pinoypower

        First let me clear the issue about English comprehension. The fact that you and I are replying to each other means you and I both know about the English language whether by talking, reading, writing or whatever and the only difference is our degree of proficiency. Maybe you are better than me or I am better than yours. You have no right to criticize me as I did not criticize your English. The issue here is Panatag Shoal and our EEZ.
        The Philippine territory and its EEZ is already established and enshrine legally in our Constitution, laws and international laws while the jurisdiction, sovereignity or legal status of Scarborough Shoal is yet to be established. The territory is still under dispute and pending its resolution we have the right to enforce what is valid and existing. Scarborough Shoal is well within the 200 mile EEZ of the Philippines so what should prevent us from enforcing the law if not right within the shoal, at least, in the surrounding maritime zone?
        Lastly, let me dispute your claim that Scarborough Shoal is an island. How come it’s not named Scarborough Island? Because it is a shoal and not an island and you must know the definition of a shoal being so clever as you professed. You said that under UNCLOS, Scarborough Shoal technically qualifies as an island. Really? Let me quote Part VIII, Art. 121, Paragraph 3: “Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone or continental shelf.” The contention is whether Scarborough Shoal can sustain human habitation. I know you can comprehend that and the fact is until now no Chinese man is wise enough to live there. As for the the shoal having an economic life of its own, well I suggest you read the definition of economy and try to comprehend if it there’ economic life in Scarborough Shoal in its current state. Forget about the oils, gases and other minerals underneath. These are still unproven just like the Chinese claims to it.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “You have no right to criticize me as I did not criticize your English”

        Why do you talk as if everything requires a “right” in order to be permitted?  There are NO LAWS that say that I have no right to criticize your blunders in English comprehension.  I may criticize your poor English comprehension skills anytime you fail to demonstrate good Comprehension skills pinoypower. 

        And there’s nothing you can do about it other than to deny it or accept it as constructive criticism.  Your fabricated idea of limited rights and laws can’t help you here.

        re: “The Philippine territory and its EEZ is already established and enshrine legally in our Constitution,”

        hahahahaha…EEZ comes from your Constitution?  Did you really think you could fool us here pinoypower with such a fat lie?

        EEZ comes from UNCLOS established in the 1980s….it has nothing to do with your Constitution.  You want to prove us wrong and give us a link where your Constitution explains everything about the EEZ and it’s 200 nautical mile range pinoypower?

        Or are you simply a liar?

        re: “How come it’s not named Scarborough Island? Because it is a shoal and
        not an island and you must know the definition of a shoal being so
        clever as you professed.”

        It doesn’t matter what you call it pinpoypower.  China calls it Huangyan Island.  You call it Panatag…… does your Filipino naming convention express whether it is a Shoal or an Island?  No.

        That’s why UNCLOS reserves a definition for what qualifies as an island to clear up any confusion.  Please read under Article 121, Regime of Islands under Paragraph 1 which clearly states:

        1. An island is a naturally formed area of land, surrounded by water, which is above water at high tide.

        And since everyone knows Scarborough Shoal (Huangyan Island) exhibits several regions that remain above sea level during high tide, Scarborough Shoal is classified as an Island by UNCLOS regardless of what countries call it.

        Why do you point out Paragraph 3 under the same Article 121 pinoypower?  Paragraph 3 does not define WHAT an ISLAND IS…PLEASE READ PARAGRAPH 1.  Is your English Comprehension skill failing you again?

        Let us educate on how to comprehend Paragraph 3 as stated:
        “3. Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic
        life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone or continental
        shelf.”

        In other words, in order for any Island to qualify to have it’s own EEZ, the island MUST have the resources to sustain human habitation OR economic life

        Now, did you know the value and the economic life of OIL underneath Scarborough Shoal?  It has an economic life worth billions and billions of dollars.  Thus, Scarborough Shoal qualifies to have it’s own EEZ.

        Again…paragraph 3 has nothing to do with being defined as an island, that’s what paragraph 1 was for.  However, paragraph 3 has everything to do with determining whether the island can qualify to have it’s OWN EEZ based on whether it can sustain human habitation OR economic life.  Is that understood pinoypower?

        Did you ignore the part about economic life because you couldn’t comprehend what it meant pinoypower?  That’s your big mistake…stop focusing on just the english terms you are familiar with such as “human habitation” and notice every condition in a statement including “economic life”.

        re: “Forget about the oils, gases and other minerals underneath”

        For your convenience, you would like everyone to forget about all the oil, gases, and other materials….all tremendous assets that offer an enormous amount of economic life.  Unfortunately, that’s exactly what you, the Philippines and China are fighting for….all the OIL motivated by the usual driver, GREED.

      • pinoypower

        You are interpreting my comments literally and parsing it to suit your argument. Our Constitution and laws define our territory and archipelagic baselines and information about these have been submitted to the UN. Logically if the limits of our archipelagic baseline has been defined we can subsequentlly determine the 200 mile EEZ as provided for in UNCLOS. Read my comment in whole and not in part so you will understand it. I thought you’re good in comprehension?
        As for Huangyan being an island why don’t you Google its image during high tide and judge for yourself if it’s fit for human habitation. I remember a Chinese Ham Radio expedition team in the past which tried to broadcast in an attempt to show Chinese sovereignity over it. They barely have a platform to stand and for that their broadcast was not recognized as legitimate.
        Regarding paragraph 3 of Artcle 121, I can assure you that I have read legal experts’ interpretation of it and it’s not in accordance with how you comprehend it. The fact remains now that there is no inhabitant in the shoal or island as you call it(?) and there’s no sustainable economic activity. Can you show me an economic activity where humans are not involved? Again read the definition of economy and try to comprehend it.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “Our Constitution and laws define our territory and archipelagic
        baselines and information about these have been submitted to the UN.”

        Okay pinoypower, enough of your bs…give us a link that defines ALL of the coordinates that define the boundary of the Philippines as defined in your Constitution.

        Can you truly fulfill your claims pinoypower or is it all one big lie?

        re: “Logically if the limits of our archipelagic baseline has been defined we
        can subsequentlly determine the 200 mile EEZ as provided for in UNCLOS.”

        Wrong.

        Logically, the original limits of a country’s territorial sea extended only as far as just 3 nautical miles while in modern times, it has extended to just 12 nautical miles.  However, by joining UNCLOS, member states have extended their territorial seas to 200 nautical miles.

        As you can see, your Constitution HAS NOTHING to do with your EEZ.  The EEZ was invented by UNCLOS, NOT YOUR Constitution….why don’t you just stop misguiding everyone here with all of your false assumptions.

        re: “As for Huangyan being an island why don’t you Google its image during
        high tide and judge for yourself if it’s fit for human habitation.”

        pinoypower, you can deny Huangyan Island as not being an island all you want.  The fact is that the UN has NOT awarded the Philippines sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal after more than 20 years while it has just awarded Benham Rise in favor of the Philippines. 

        Both are within Philippines EEZ, but Scarborough Shoal is classified as an Island which explains why Philippines shall never be awarded sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal by the UN.  Not after 5 years of being an UNCLOS member, not after 10 years, not after 15 years, not after 20 years….NOT EVEN AFTER 25 YEARS of being an UNCLOS member with a 200 nautical mile EEZ.

        re: “and there’s no sustainable economic activity.”

        pinoypower, please don’t pretend that you have good English comprehension skills when we’ve already determined that you don’t.

        We’re not talking about “economic activity”, we’re talking about economic life.  You can’t deceive us pinoypower by manipulating and twisting it’s definition from economic life to economic activity for your convenience.  It’s just doesn’t work that way.

        Economic life or the assets provided in abundant oil, gas, and mineral deposits is more than enough for Scarborough Shoal to qualify for it’s own EEZ as defined by paragraph 3 in Article 121 under UNCLOS:

        “3. Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their
        own shall have no exclusive economic zone or continental shelf.”

        Thus, Philippines EEZ cannot be used to encroach upon a different EEZ. 

        That’s part of the reason why the UN continue to refuse to award the Philippines sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal even after having more than 25 years of being an UNCLOS member with privileges of 200 nautical mile EEZ.

        The proof is written within the facts of today’s reality pinoypower…..Scarborough Shoal SHOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN awarded by the UN way before 25 years if it were not an island. Just as the UN has ALREADY awarded Benham Rise to the Philippines because it sits within 200 nautical miles from the Philippines.

        But it is clear…that Scarborough Shoal IS AN ISLAND…..Hence, Huangyan Island in Chinese and regions that remain above water during high tide as defined by UNCLOS in Article 121, paragraph 1:

        “1. An island is a naturally formed area of land, surrounded by water, which is above water at high tide.”

        You cannot win this argument pinoypower…I’m very sorry for your loss.

      • pinoypower

        This will be my final post on this thread. I will refute your arguments and expose your fallacies and big fat lies for the last time.
        1. You said:”Okay pinoypower, enough of your bs…give us a link that defines ALL of the coordinates that define the boundary of the Philippines as defined in your Constitution.”
        My answer: Article 1 of our Constitution generally defines our national territory. R.A. 9522 specifically defines the coordinates of our archipelagic baseline from which the 200 mile EEZ as provided by UNCLOS can be determined. If it’s difficult for you to comprehend and accept then I can’t help you.

        2. You said: ” However, by joining UNCLOS, member states have extended their territorial seas to 200 nautical miles.
        My answer: Obviously, your comprehension of UNCLOS failed you. There are four maritime zones under UNCLOS namely:territorial sea, contiguous zone, EEZ and continetal shelf. Territorial sea is limited to 12 nautical miles, contiguous zone, 24nm, EEZ, 200 nm  and continental shelf, 350nm. Please don’t pass your fallacies and ignorance as truth because in reality they are BIG FAT LIES.

        3. You said: ” Thus, Philippines EEZ cannot be used to encroach upon a different EEZ. 
        My answer: Panatag Shoal or Huangyan Island at its present disputed status and according to UNCLOS Article 121 Paragraph 3: ” Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of theirown shall have no exclusive economic zone or continental shelf.” Simple logic dictates here that if Panatag Shoal or Huangyan Island has no EEZ how can the Philippine EEZ encroach on it. Further logic and common sense(if you have it) indicates that if there are no inhabitants how could there be an economic life. Economy by the way is described by Wiki as: ” An economy consists of the economic systems of a country or other area, the labor, the capital and land resources and the manufacturing, production, trade, distribution of goods and services. Can you comprehend that natural resources alone cannot constitute an economy? No people, no labor and capital from people means no economy. There are no people in Huangyan Island therefore there is no economy. If you don’t have economy how can you have exclusive economic zone(EEZ)?

        I rest my case!

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “My answer: Article 1 of our Constitution generally defines our national
        territory. R.A. 9522 specifically defines the coordinates of our
        archipelagic baseline”

        pinoypower, thanks for pointing out RA 9522 which identifies the Philippine boundaries by coordinates.

        As already explained through The Treaty of Paris 1898, Article III,
        including the Republic Act 3046, AND NOW according to Republic
        Act 9522, Scarborough Shoal IS ALSO NOT included as part of the
        Philippines.

        Why?  Because at point 83 and 84, the west-most boundary coordinates along the 15 degree latitude line are as follows:

        83. Hermana Mayor Island: 15 deg. latitude, 119 deg. longitude
        84. Tambobo Pt: 15 deg. latitude, 119 deg. longitude

        However, Scarborough Shoal is 2 deg. longitude still too far at:
        15 deg. latitude, 117 deg. longitude.

        Thus, Scarborough Shoal IS NOT PART of the Philippines by 2 deg. longitude
        difference or a 116-nautical mile distance still out of reach
        of the
        Philippine territorial boundaries.

        I’m very sorry pinoypower, but your case has been dismissed as RA 9522 STILL PROVES that Scarborough Shoal DOES NOT BELONG TO THE PHILIPPINES since the signing of RA 9522 by former President GMA on 7/28/2008.

        Thank you again for sharing RA 9522 pinoypower. 

        Now, we clearly have even more recent evidence that can be
        used to prove that you ARE WRONG as well as anyone else uneducated,
        misinformed, and wishes to challenge that Scarborough Shoal belongs to
        the Philippines.

        Again pinoypower, we are very sorry for your complete failure but commend you for your contribution to more official documentation that proves Scarborough Shoal does not belong to the Philippines by way of RA 9522.

        All of the following DOES NOT RECOGNIZE Scarborough Shoal as being a sovereignty of the Philippines:

        1. Treaty of Paris 1898, Article III.
        2. Philippine Republic Act 3046 of 1961.
        3. Philippine Republic Act 9522 of 2008.
        4. The United Nations (UN)
        5. and the Worldwide International Community.

        Scarborough Shoal does not belong to the Philippines period.

    • Paglaya

      Dapat bigyang-diin na noong panahon ni Mao Tse Tung, mula noong itatag ang People’s Republic of China noong 1949, hindi naman inangkin ng Tsina ang Bajo de Masinloc. Hindi rin nila ito pinupuntahan noon. Inangkin lang at pinuntahan ng Tsina ang Bajo de Masinloc nang maging lantad na kapitalista na ang sistemang ekonomiko nila sa mga nakaraang taon. Dahil kapitalista na ang Tsina, kailangan nito ng mas maraming petrolyo na magagamit sa pagpapatakbo ng mga industriya. Sa ilalim ng kapitalismo, tubo o profit lang ang iniisip ng mga negosyante at mga nasa gobyerno. Dahil sa kagustuhang lalong magpayaman, sinisimulan na ng Tsina ang pag-angkin sa mga malalapit na pulo o teritoryo na posibleng may petrolyo. 

    • Paglaya

      Hayaan mong bhagian kita ng isang kwento: Aesop Fable, tungkol sa USA at KABAYO… Isang araw sinira ni Usa ang damuhang kinakainan ng Kabayo. Sa sobrang galit ni Kabayo, humingi siya ng tulong sa Tao. Sabi ni Tao: “sige tulungan kita. Pero sa isang kundisyon. Itatali ko muna ang lubid na ito sa leeg mo” at doon nag-umpisa ang pagkaalipin ng kabayo. :)
      Ang nangyayari ngayon ay walang iba kundi salpukan ng dalawang malaking bato(U.S at China) na walang ibang kaawa-awa o maiipit kundi ang Pilipinas dahil pareho lang sila ng interes– dominasyon at pagtapak sa soberanmya ng iba para umangat magkaiba lang ng paraan– ang isa ay tahasang panlulupig at ang isa ay kunwariang pagtulong- t hindi po pagtulong ang ginagawa ng U.S andito sila para panatilihing neo-kolonya nila ang Pilipinas at hindi po sadyang pagtulong iyon. Dahil ang lahat ng ginagawa nila ay utang at patung-patong ang interes. Nagpapamudmod talaga sila ng utang para maisalba nila ang ekonomiya nilang naghihingalo na rin. At hindi ba kayo nakahahalata na gusto talaga ng U.S na magkagiyuera? dahil don nakasalalay ang ekonomiya nila, pagbebenta ng armas?at napakaironic, naagawa nilang “tumulong” sa ibang bansa pero sarili nilang mamamayang gumagapang ngayon sa kahirapan ay hindi?pero wag sana nating tingnan ang nangyayarng ito bilang labanan ng bansa sa bansa, dahil ito ay laban ng uri sa uri (class struggle) uring pinagsasamantalahan (Manggagawa) at nananamantala (Kapitalista) kung kanino aanib o kakampi ay wag sanang tingnan s lahing kinabibilangan, dahil ang labang ito ay pandaigdigan o internasyunal

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OS3MVCRQH7UV4MJRZURFNIXGBI Cho

        ok lang mag ka gyire basta laban sa China. Ang kwentong kabayo ay di puedi e hambing sa Tao. dahil ang Tao gumagawa ng kwentong kabayo este kutsero. ikaw yon.!

      • Paglaya

        hindi mo nakkuha yung moral lesson sa kwento ano? ;p So, bukod sa pagpopost ng nonsense na reply, ano pang alam mo?

  • Albert Einstien

    the truth is in the global stage they dont even LISTEN to what pnoy is saying..they DONT respect him as yellow zombies idolized pnoy….they all know everything about him….” ALL ISSUES ” they know……so sad for RP…if we only have a visionary strong & well respected leader…china & the world would  be LISTENING….

    • Don Dee

      You are an idiot. And no one listens to you.

      • Albert Einstien

        lol

    • Meow Ming

       I don’t think so, the news all over the world heard him.

      • bugoybanggers

        Pinagtatawanan lang ang PINAS. Mas nakakahiya.

      • Meow Ming

         I don’t think so. Japan, Vietnam, Brunei and Malaysia are with the Philippines

      • bugoybanggers

        Puro mayayamang BANSA itong pinakita mo. May kanya kanya silang interest kaya mahirap mapag katiwalaan. Hindi basta-basta sasabak sa kaguluhan ang mga ito dahil alam nila ang dulot kapag bumagsak ang ekonomiya nila. Ang PILIPINAS dati ng BAGSAK kaya SUGOD mga KATIPUNERO, patay kung patay!

      • VindictivePanot

        hahaha magpatingin ka na tsong!

      • Karabukov

        Okay, you can go back to your corner now.

      • bugoybanggers

        Bago bumanat ang PINAS dapat tumingin muna sa pangkalahatan. Una dito ang ekonomiya (Baka malamangan na naman ng Cambodia o Laos). Pangalawa, ang sandatahang ARMAS (Naku ha? Puro PRESS RELEASE). Pangatlo, Katayin lahat ng mga TUTA (Yung mga makaDAYUHAN na walang pagmamahal sa BANSA). Pangatlo ay IKAW (mga Linta ng BAYAN).

      • Karabukov

        Ano pala ang gusto mong mangyari bugoy?

      • Bes_ni_masa

        hearing is different from listening

    • Marx Louis Wang

       So you think the leaders of Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore are better because they keep their mouth behind their back?

  • dikoy321

    P-Noy’s speech is pragmatic, considering that we don’t have military power!

    BOYCOTT Chinese products and BOYCOTT shops selling Chinese products, while we wait for UN’s and UNCLOS’ decisions!

    We can TALK & TALK but achieve Nothing!

    START with the BOYCOTT    N O W!!!

    Forward Philippines!

    • bugoybanggers

      Pasensya na BOY, nasanay kasi ang mga PILIPINO manood at makinig sa mga TALK SHOW. Kaya nga puro nalang TALK at maki SHOW SHOW nalang ang kaya. Tulad ba ng Dept. of National Defence na puro press release sa BIBILI KUNO, BIBILI KAMO, BIBILI BLAH BLAH.. hanggang ngayon nasaan?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYDTMYSK2VUPDWIMUDPPSVVU4 romulo

    Kung hindi nagsalita si Pinoy tungkol sa issue na ito, sigurado babatikusin din ng mga epal na kontra kay Pinoy.  Kung walang kikibo sino ang kikibo ? Mga hunghang kayo na nagmamagaling!!

    • Marx Louis Wang

       I agree. Look no voice was heard from Malaysia (another China puppet?), Vietnam, Singapore, and Brunei.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EFIEF6BQ6F7WLJDFTART5LYNHA

        yung ibang claimants taga cheer na lang..takot sa china??

      • SG0609

         matapang ang pinoy!!!

      • bugoybanggers

        Matagal ng matapang, kaya nga ang nakakasira lang ay ang mga HAYUP (linta, TUTA, buwaya, kwago, ahas) hindi po HAYOP. Marami tayong lilinisin bago mapatunayan muling MATAPANG ang mga PILIPINO!

      • Guest

        Are you really surprised about Malaysia’s behavior? The Malaysians are in fact happy, that China is checking the Phils.

        Singapore and Brunei do have too god ties with China.

        Vietnam is not a puppet of China but since it is the immediate neighbor they are cautious  in Hanoi. And it is entrenched in Vietnam’s culture not to shout around but it does not mean it is without opinion on the issue. You can see the vietnamese action on the China passport issue. Vietnamese also act, and do not only talk.

  • Artemio Piquero

    US Pastor Barack Obama (center) marries President Aquino (right) and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Psiitoon Charoenkrung

      hahaha,  looks like it

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Your imagination is extraordinary.

    • Meow Ming

       ..and barack said “you may kiss the bride”. And the awkward reaction of the lady. =)

  • kilabot

    obama finally showing off his big bird to noykapon, the latter profusely salivating.

  • simonibarra27

    Pinoy is the perfect man to fight for our territory may solid experience na syang magagamit sa usapang land grabbing  tignan ninyo yung Hasyenda Luisita di makuhakuha ng DAR.

    • Paglaya

      Epic comment. ha ha ha ha!

  • DavidBanez

    Please pakitingnan lang ang sinabi ni Pinoy: Quote – unquote”:
    “While we are all aware that the US does not take sides in disputes, they do have a strategic stake in the freedom of navigation, unimpeded commerce, and the maintenance of peace and stability in the South China Sea,” Mr. Aquino said” So P-Noy give it away in his speech when he said “stability of SOUTH CHINA SEA”. hindi nya sinabing “West Philippine Sea”.
    Need we say more?.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWCN4AILJ5EXZDMSA26A2IWFH4 xtian

       David gunggong ka ba alam mo ba ang kaibahan ng South China Sea at West Philippine Sea? Magbasa ka muna at alamin ito bago ka mag comment sa Presidente… Kakahiya ka akala mo sino kang magaling eh bobo ka naman o hindi mo naiintindihan ang ibig sabihin ni Pnoy… Sorry ka!!

  • TUBAGBOHOL.com

    We should not surrender our territory and sovereignty to fake claimants.

  • Karabukov

    “Asean members Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia, along with Taiwan, have overlapping claims in the West Philippine Sea, which is believed to hold vast deposits of oil and gas.  China claims virtually the whole body of water.”

    China’s strategy is obvious: Divide and conquer.

    There is nothing to prevent Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia, and Taiwan from coming up with their own code of conduct amongst themselves. A united front against China can only be the best possible outcome.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RTZPZN3OXJBI5KSBA6LHM6XZMA Lottie

    “Mr. Aquino raised his hand to object, saying, “the Asean route is not the only route for us.” He also said the Philippines, as a sovereign state, had the right to defend its national interest.”
    The arrogance of those words! And how will an economic bit player like the Philippines defend itself against a supremo like China.  Honestly, without allies we do not stand a chance.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

      It is not arrogance it is an inherent right being a sovereign nation. If China feel being supreme fell it but Philippines have the right to say whatever it is right and no one could stop it.

    • pinoypower

      Defending national interests is a right. Winning or losing is another. But if a country is brave enough, we can only lose a war but not our honor. Our heroes fought world powers Spain, USA and Japan in the past and whether in victories and defeats we rose to become a free nation. Pres. Aquino’s words are not of arrogance but of patriotism befitting a true Filipino and leader. We don’t intend to attack or defeat “a supremo like China” but with the help of a Supreme God we will defend our territory to the last drop of blood just like what our heroes did.

  • bugoybanggers

    Tama nga naman, the Philippines, as a sovereign state, had the right to defend its national interest.” Kaya ano pa ba dapat ang gawin? IIYAK sa US na naman! ABA tayong mga PILIPINO tama na masyadong tutuk sa SHOWBIZ, nababakla na halos ang mga PINOY at puro artista na lang ang inaatupag! While we are all aware that the US does not take sides in disputes, Yun naman pala eh ang US hindi papanig eh BAKIT asa pa rin ng ASA? BALIKATAN panakot? PILIPINO kilos na, dumiskarte ka ng sarili, ang US ay walang ipen kung CHINA na ang harap dahil BAON sila sa UTANG.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Take note how Obama held lovely Thai Prime Minister’s arm.

    • tagahuron

      lagot siya kay muchille

  • BLITZKRIEG166

    sa lahat ng malalaking digmaan na dinanas ng pinas (espanya, hapon at amerika) sa lahat ng digmaan na ito at lagi tayong agrabyado, kulang sa armas ngunit nanaig pa din ang pagmamahal sa ating inang bayan at pinilit natin na itayo ang karangalan. at ngayon naman ang tsina, hindi pa man nagsisimula ang laban ay sumusuko na halos ang karamihan, magpalit na kayo ng nasyonalidad at mga wala kayong karapatang tawaging PILIPINO. mga animal kayo, mga duwag

    • juantong

      haha tama……..

  • Paglaya

    Hayaan mong bhagian kita ng isang kwento: Aesop Fable, tungkol sa USA at KABAYO… Isang araw sinira ni Usa ang damuhang kinakainan ng Kabayo. Sa sobrang galit ni Kabayo, humingi siya ng tulong sa Tao. Sabi ni Tao: “sige tulungan kita. Pero sa isang kundisyon. Itatali ko muna ang lubid na ito sa leeg mo” at doon nag-umpisa ang pagkaalipin ng kabayo. :)
    Ang nangyayari ngayon ay walang iba kundi salpukan ng dalawang malaking bato(U.S at China) na walang ibang kaawa-awa o maiipit kundi ang Pilipinas dahil pareho lang sila ng interes– dominasyon at pagtapak sa soberanmya ng iba para umangat magkaiba lang ng paraan– ang isa ay tahasang panlulupig at ang isa ay kunwariang pagtulong-  hindi po pagtulong ang ginagawa ng U.S andito sila para panatilihing neo-kolonya nila ang Pilipinas at hindi po sadyang pagtulong iyon. Dahil ang lahat ng ginagawa nila ay utang at patung-patong ang interes. Nagpapamudmod talaga sila ng utang para maisalba nila ang ekonomiya nilang naghihingalo na rin. At hindi ba kayo nakahahalata na gusto talaga ng U.S na magkagiyuera? dahil don nakasalalay ang ekonomiya nila, pagbebenta ng armas?at napakaironic, naagawa nilang “tumulong” sa ibang bansa pero sarili nilang mamamayang gumagapang ngayon sa kahirapan ay hindi?pero wag sana nating tingnan ang nangyayarng ito bilang labanan ng bansa sa bansa, dahil ito ay laban ng uri sa uri (class struggle) uring pinagsasamantalahan (Manggagawa) at nananamantala (Kapitalista) kung kanino aanib o kakampi ay wag sanang tingnan s lahing kinabibilangan, dahil ang labang ito ay pandaigdigan o internasyunal

  • JJF724

    Dito mo makikita kung sino ang makapili at ang tunay na Pilipino…  Mabuhay si PNOY… Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

  • Pham Van Vuong

     This is called ‘double standards’

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    BUTI PA THAILAND MAUNLAD NA BANSA SAFE KASI ANG MGA NEGOSYANTE AT ANG MGA TURISTA SA THAILAND SA PILIPINAS UNSAFE SA MGA TURISTA AT MALILIIT NA NEGOSYO MAARI KANG MAPATAY” SABI NGA NG MGA AMERICANO UNSAFE ANG PINAS



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