Carpio slams DFA stand on PH reef incident
MetadataShow full item record
The Philippines must protest China’s landing of military aircraft on Panganiban Reef or its silence may be taken as implied consent, according to acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio. “If we don’t protest, we acquiesce. We consent impliedly, [we lose],” Carpio said in an interview on Saturday. [It’s] to preserve our rights: No, we don’t agree [to the landings]. That’s ours [Panganiban Reef]. It remains [disputed]. If we don’t protest, [for them] it’s no longer disputed,” he added. The Inquirer published last week surveillance photos obtained from a source that showed two Xian Y-7 military transport planes on the tarmac of Panganiban Reef (internationally known as Mischief Reef), which is located within the Philipppines’ 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea. The photos were taken on Jan. 6 this year.
Mangosing, F. G. (2018, April 23). Carpio slams DFA stand on PH reef incident. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A9.
Associated contentOnline version
- Philippine Daily Inquirer