Press Release
May 22, 2017

Statement by Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on the war threat against the Philippines by China

"The Philippine government should immediately elevate the threat that the Chinese President allegedly issued against the Philippines over the West Philippines Sea to the United Nations."

"This is a serious case. I call on the government not to take it lightly."

"The Chinese President's threat is a gross violation of the United Nations' Charter."

"Article 2, Section 4 of the UN Charter states that "all members shall refrain in their institutional relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purpose of the United Nations."

"We should stand up to China. We should not allow our country to be bullied and threatened."

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