China Putting Pressure on Ayungin Shoal is NOT a Friendly Act-Carpio

Updated: Jan 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — While the Philippines rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese Coast Guard during its week-long goodwill visit, retired Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Friday slammed the seeming opportunist moves of another Chinese ship loitering near the Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

“That just shows that even while they say they want to be friends with us, they are putting pressure on our BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal. I don’t think that’s how friends should act,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands.


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