GOOD NEWS! Spratlys militarization began during Duterte admin. !!


The Militaryization of Spratly begins during the admin Duterte,

The reclamation of China in the Spratly Islands in the West Philippines Sea (South China Sea) may have started during the earlier reign but under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration that the militarization of the disputed islands took place in full swing, a former attorney general said Monday.

“Land reclamation occurred during Aquino’s reign. We complained about it before the court and declared it illegal. But all the militarization took place during the current administration, “said former general official Florin Hilbay at a forum in Quezon City.

Hilbay is part of the legal team that won the Philippines case against China in the Permanent Arbitration Court in 2016.

In the landmark ruling, the international tribunal rejected China’s major claims in the South China Sea. He also said that the Philippines has exclusive economic rights to the waters and coral reefs in its exclusive 200-mile economic zone.

But Asian superpowers refuse to recognize the decision, and continue to affirm its claim throughout the South China Sea. The Philippine government has also not ruled out clear decisions favoring economic investment and opportunities from China.

By contrast, Mr. Duterte has repeatedly blamed the Aquino government and the United States for not doing anything to stop reclamation at disputed seas in recent years.

China completed its dredging work to build seven new islands in the Spratly at the beginning of 2016. But the next phase of its buildup in creating air and naval bases was largely after Duterte took office in June 2016.

Data previously released by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative show that the construction of China’s facilities at Spratlys and Paracels by 2017 includes 72 hectares or 290,000 square meters.

Kagitingan reef (Fiery Cross Reef) has the most construction with 27 acre or 110,000 square meters. It was also the same year with hangars, airstrips, missile shelters, underground structures, radar communications built or completed.

China has also made greater activity by 2018 with the spread of bombers, military transport aircraft, anti-ship and anti-missile platforms, and communications jamming equipment.

The government has received criticism for its non-confrontational attitude to the West Philippines Sea problem.

Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano has repeatedly explained that they do not want to be involved in a “shouting match” with China.

While the strategy may have changed under the Duterte administration, Cayetano insisted that the Philippines has not yet yielded to its claims in the West Philippines Sea.

Hilbay, however, said favorable arbitration rulings should be the “core base” of the West Philippine Sea strategy.

“It’s important to understand what that decision means. Ito ang pinaka-importanteng baraha. Ito ang unfortunately natin. They may have a strong navy but this is our most important tool against China, “he said.

He said he believed that it was a binding decision because China is a member of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

“The fact itself says that China recognizes the UNCLOS system, and part of it is the mechanism for the completion of mandatory talks that decide on the Philippines and China,” he said.

Source: globalnation.inquirer.

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    GOOD NEWS! Spratlys militarization began during Duterte admin. !!

    Comments 18

    1. Pag sinakop tau ng China, panigurado, tunay na pilipino ang matitira sa pilipinas, walang kakayanan ang pilipino na tumakas sa nanakop ng ibang bansa, mga dilawan mga oligarhs panigorado nagtatakasan na mga yan, bahala na ika kau sa buhay Nio, Kaya dapat, Aquino at oligarhs, wag natin papormahin ng pilipino, kawawa taung mga pilipino

    2. Isa kpa corduba sahihin ko lng kung saan gusto mo laban tayo . Bogok ka eh si duterte ang nag aayos ng mga sinira ng kakampi mong mga dimonyo pero kahit dimonyo ka lalabanan kita ..putang ina ka

    3. Sakto pangalan mo baby puta talagang putang ina mo ka…. mag sama kayo ni trillanes at panot mga putang ina nyo… nag ka litsi litsi ang pinas dahil inyo.

    4. Piano sino may kagagawan nyan kaya nag karoon ng base ang china jan dba ang mga aquino at si trillanes ang mga putang inang dimongyong mga aquino lalo ng trillanes na yan. .

    5. Stop blaming other adminstrations, its the tactics of politicians to keep blaming and deflecting their responsibilities to other politicians. In fact they should be focussing on how to get rid of china out of our EEZ. Stop the blame game and actually kick china out of our EEZ.

    6. Gago ang (update defense) na ito yung Caption niya parang sinisisi nya ang admin. ni Pangulong Duterte parang pinapalitaw nya kapabayaan ng gobyerno natin ngayon GAGO niyo di pa nakaupo ang pangulo nanjan na yan.May Pa GOOD News good news kapa jan . Magaling kayong Mag EDIT ng video ang AuDio … Gago NYO.

    7. That is totally ignorant statement. It was Aquino should have prevented dredging and reclamation of the spratlys. Hilbay is as ignorant as his statement.

    8. WAG NYO BALIKTARIN LAHAT DAHIL SIMULA PALANG BINA BANTAYAN NA NG MGA TAO ANG NANG YAYARE DYAN,SIMULA NAG DIPLOY DYAN NG NAVY ANG AQUINO ADMIN,KAYA SILA ANG DAHILAN KAYA KUNG MAY militarisation MAN DYAN..MAY PA GOOD NEWS PA KAYONG NILALAMAN UTOT!!!!!

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