Serge Osmeña says no go to joint exploration with China
The administration ought to rethink this move.
Former Senator Sergio Osmeña III voiced his opposition of the Duterte administration to go into a joint exploration deal with China at the West Philippine Sea.
The politiko, who is eyeing to return to Senate in 2019, said authorities should be decisive about this issue, as the Philippines will be at a disadvantage.
“I am for friendly diplomatic relations with China WITHOUT compromising our SOVEREIGN RIGHTS in the WEST PHILIPPINE SEA! I am AGAINST the JOINT EXPLORATION especially if the FILIPINO PEOPLE will be shouldering half the cost of the exploration,” Osmeña said.
“We must combine diplomacy with DETERRENCE.”