Poe wants an arms race with China over South China Sea dispute

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President Benigno Aquino III and Senator Grace Poe. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/REM ZAMORA

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night chided presidential candidate, Senator Grace Poe, on what seemed to be her choice to have an arms race with China over the South China Sea maritime dispute.

In his campaign speech in Caloocan City, the President could not help but touch on the maritime dispute—rarely, if not at all, discussed on the stump where national security and foreign policy take a backseat to poverty, employment, education, and corruption.

At the presidential debate two weeks ago, Poe hit the administration for setting aside the surface-to-air missile program of the military in favor of purchasing force protection gear and firearms for the Army.

Mr. Aquino referred to Poe only as “this candidate” in his speech.

“When this candidate talks, it is as if the issues have been thoroughly studied. (She) only criticized why we bought force protection for the soldiers… we should have missiles now,” the President said.

“It is a folly to engage an arms race with a giant nation,” the President said, referring to China.

He emphasized that if the government funds the accumulation of military arms only to establish superiority, there would be no money left for social services such as the conditional cash transfer program, the building of schools, and other infrastructure.

“Moreover, we accumulate these arms which we also do not want to use because once we use them, that would mean there is war. But the soldiers’ equipment, they use these against the Abu Sayyaf, the New People’s Army, to protect us,” the President said. TVJ

http://m.inquirer.net/newsinfo/777037

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  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop I Am WHIP PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    yea. lumabas ang [email protected] ni poet ng ina.
    pno7 own3d the $hi7 out of her in this one. shows you [email protected]$$ this poet ng ina is.
  • alchemistofophiralchemistofophir Christian Communist PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Bihira lang ang mga babaeng may [email protected]
  • KamenRaidaKamenRaida Tagapagligtas ng Naapi PExer
    lumabas din yung true collors nya.........americaunt puppet ang [email protected]

    mag tatayo ng mga base militar, uutang sa motherland nyang lubog sa utang, pag walang nabayad ipa sasaid ang likas na yaman sa USAtanas

    maghanap naman kayo ng Presidenteng hindi pa dalos dalos mag isipo at hindi utak pulbura
  • fennfenn Member PExer
    Go Senator Grace Poe!

    Baka siya na ang magpapalakas ng ating Navy and Air Force through the acquisition of modern weaponry needed to protect our vast maritime resources.

    Surface-to-air missiles and submarines might be in the shopping list of Senator Grace Poe if she becomes the next Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
  • ThomasAndersonThomasAnderson Member PExer
    Like it!!!

    We need to have CREDIBLE Armed Forces and not be a laughing stock. We cant even bomb the terrorist accurately in Mindanao. If only we have bombers that can blow those rebels, SAF 44 will not happen.

    I don't know whats cheaper, SAMs or fighter planes, but I prefer we buy first fighter planes that can be use to intercept intruders and attacking the terrorist in Mindanao.

    Calling it an ARMS Race is stupid, we should be investing in our Army. We now have the money, no more excuses.

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