Enrile warns China vs showing Aggression toward Philippines
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday warned China against showing aggression toward the Philippines amid the worsening dispute of claimant countries over the Spratlys Islands.
"I would caution China in using or showing any sign of aggressiveness against the country," said Enrile on Monday. "If they will show they are using their very strong military capability to undermine the interest of a friendly neighbor, the world will raise their eyebrows."
He said the Philippines can invoke the RP-US Mutual Defense Treaty in case of a foreign attack.
"Any attack against the forces of either the US or the Philippines in the treaty area will mean an attack against the party to the Mutual Defense Treaty. So we can invoke the MDT," he said.
Go Manong Johnny! Give them something to think about...
I wonder what the Chinese ambassador's reaction will be if he sees or reads this latest statement coming from manong Enrile who is the third highest official of the land.
The US already has three of its ships heading to the coast of palawan and we haven't even invoked the MDT yet!
USS Chung Hoon