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Locsin slams ‘idiotesses’: ‘Just leave clams issue alone’

/ 02:07 PM April 28, 2019
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Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro ‘Teddy Boy’ Locsin Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Sunday again called for the clams issue in the Scarborough Shoal to be left alone.

Locsin made the statement following President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping where one of the issues tackled was the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea.

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The two countries agreed to settle the issue through bilateral mechanisms without sacrificing the countries’ ties.

He earlier asked a netizen to “shut up” about the clams saying it would compromise the Philippines’ arbitral victory in The Hague should China “allow” Filipinos to protect them.

READ: Locsin tells off netizen: Shut up about the clams

“If this clam issue ends up with China GRANTING us PERMISSION and even help to save the clams — thereby eroding our victory in the Hague — I will tear out your genitals with pliers,” Locsin said in his tweet on Sunday.

“Putrefaction ang ina niyo. Just leave things alone you idiotesses,” he added.

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Following the tweet, a netizen called Locsin’s comment “interesting” especially after the meeting between the Philippine and Chinese presidents.

“Interesting comments from the Philippines’ foreign affairs minister after President Duterte happily met China’s Xi Jinping in Beijing for the Belt and Road Forum and discussed the maritime dispute,” said the netizen.

In response, Locsin said his statement was not interesting but rather “brilliant” and “definitive”.

“Interesting? Brilliant you mean and definitive. Leave that issue alone. Period. Or armor your genitals,” Locsin said.

In a recent report by ABS-CBN News, it was revealed that Chinese fishermen have been poaching giant clams in Scarborough Shoal, which the Philippines claims as part of its territory.

Following the report, Locsin said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) would be “taking legal actions” against China.

Aside from the clams issue, Chinese vessels were spotted near the Philippine-occupied Kota (Loaita Island) and Panata (Lankiam Cay) Islands in March. /cbb

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