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Aquino defended over move to tackle Scarborough in summit

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MANILA, Philippines — There is nothing wrong with President Benigno Aquino III’s move to discuss the dispute over the Scarborough Shoal at the recent summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a spokesman for the president said Tuesday.

Presidential Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang was reacting to an editorial that appeared in the China Daily, which called Aquino “rude.”

In an interview with Jake Maderazo of “Banner Story” over Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Carandang said there should be nothing wrong in bringing up the topic for discussion, considering that it is the President’s interest for attending these kinds of forums.

“Itong mga forum na ito . . . ay isang mekanismo para pag usapan ng mga head of state ang ibat-ibang problema sa region. Hindi naman yata tamang hindi natin pag-uusapan ang issue na ‘yon,” Carandang said, more so that other claimant states were present during the meeting.

For the full interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer 990AM.


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Tags: Asean Summit , Benigno S. Aquino , Government , Scarboroughh


  • pinoypower

    The Cambodian Prime Minister is being untruthful in officially announcing that there is an Asean consensus in West Philippine Sea disputes. On the other hand President Aquino is being labelled rude and undiplomatic for allegedly interrupting the Cambodian premier. Which is right: being truthful and frank but rude and undiplomatic or telling a lie in public? Our president spoke for the truth at the expense of being labelled rude and undiplomatic yet I salute him for the courage and conviction to stand and speak for what is right and true.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      TAMA TARANTADONG CAMBODIAN YAN…… SANA MAG KAGULO ULET SA KANILA……

      SIPAIN PAALIS NG ASEAN YAN ULET

  • ramelatilano

    TAMA HA HA HA …ALAM NYO ANG MAPANLINLANG AY NALALAGLAG HA HAHA

  • nennen12345

    What China called PNoy “rude” for bringing up the matter in the summit about the Scarborough Shoal?  How about them they are the “thief” of our Scarborough Shoal!  That’s good and I am happy that our president is tough and not scared of the giant China at all. I hope it will happen again in the next summit. China labeled you as rude but you are good to us because you are defending the rights of the people and a nation as a whole. Keep up the good work, Mr. President!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    KAHIT GALIT AKO SAYO PWENOY SA KATAMARAN MO AT PAGIGING MAYABANG MO….

    TAMA GINAWA MO DITO!!! VERY GOOD!!!!!

  • Sinugba

    I commend Pnoy for openly rebuking the Cambodian president Hun Sen in his false statements. That Hun Sen allowed himself to be used by China as its mouthpiece to propagate Chinese lies richly deserves stern admonition by its fellow leaders in ASEAN. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Why give a d2mn to what China Daily has written? By all means, it’s the editor’s job as communist propagandist to peddle lies and to misinform..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2POLH6BTHUM5I2WH42GCJB64AQ domingog

    The Philippines is only reacting to what China is doing .  PNoy is merely voicing his opinion regarding the issues at hand.  Is that rudeness? Will PNoy just quiet and accept what the Chinese is saying/or doing?   In our world, we are free to express our opinion.I have found the Chinese  attitude very exasperating. Talaga bang ganyan ang andar ng utak ng mga Chinese?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    tangna mo china!

  • Maldi2

    It takes a RUDE to correct a RUDE! bwehehehehe!

  • Handiong

    When PNoy disputed Hun Sen’s statement that there was a consensus not to “internationalize” the West Philippine Sea controversy where there was none, he was merely being factual and protecting the Philippines’ national interest. It was nothing wrong for the Philippines, it was everything wrong for China. Sorry na lang ang China. Hindi nakalusot ang tuta nyang Cambodia. 

  • virgoyap

    Concerning the Scarborough issue let China say anything against P-Noy for being “rude” or what. They have their own ground to stand even if it’s without basis. While we also have our own to stand based on a very reasonable and concrete ground.

  • Bullet Train

    You can call our president whatever you want but ASEAN nations and the whole world know who is the rude president here. Expansive claims make you rude, Mr. Chinese president! Rude, arrogant, and a thief!

  • VerticalPropulsion

    China is a STINKY GIANT. It has A BAD BREATH since everything that comes out of its mouth are ALL LIES and DECEPTION – that’s why it’s neighboring countries should BEWARE and KEEP DISTANCE from this BEAST.

  • kilabot

    on the contrary, noykapon is a gentle dove. how can he be rude when he is sick and tired. ubo ubo ubo! 
    and he couldn’t point fingers because his hands were in his pockets playing with his dick.

  • regd

    So, if a known paedophile assaults your child and your neighbor says to just let it go, you okay with that? 
    Yes, that is what china and cambodia is to me!

  • disqusted0fu

    Aquino’s rudeness is felt globally. he is a global crisis now.

    anyway, i guess rude people are also mad of their kind.



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