BBM must assert PH’s sovereign, legal rights in WPS in state visit to China—Risa Hontiveros

BBM must assert PH’s sovereign, legal rights in WPS in state visit to China—Risa Hontiveros

Congressperson Risa Hontiveros said she anticipates President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to affirm the Philippines' sovereign and legitimate privileges in the West Philippine Ocean in his upcoing state visit to China in January 2023.


"I really want a firm declaration of our sovereign and legitimate privileges in the West Philippine Ocean. All that will be examined ought to be with regards to China's unremitting invasions in our domains; consequently, every imminent arrangement or commitment ought to be prefaced upon China's acknowledgment of the Philippine's legitimate responsibility for WPS," Hontiveros said in an explanation on Wednesday, December 21.


"I would need for President Marcos to make it clear to President Xi Jinping what he had committed during his SONA: not to offer up a square bit of leeway of Philippine domain," the representative emphasized.


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In any event, during the past organization of President Rodrigo Duterte, the legislator said she had consistently reminded the CEO to face China, and to stand up against the slow debasement of the nation's power.


Hontiveros had additionally over and again approached the organization to oppose strategies that compromise harmony and security in the ASEAN district.


"I'm satisfied that at long last, under this organization, all congresspersons have as of late collectively upheld a goal communicating the feeling of the Senate that denounces the proceeded with terrorizing, dangers, and badgering of Chinese vessels toward Philippine boats and work force," she said.

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