MANILA – A political science professor from the University of the Philippines on Tuesday said it is wrong to blame former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario for the withdrawal of Philippine ships from Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal to end the 2012 standoff there with China.
“Ang nag-mediate niyan, US. Ang ibig sabihin niyan, we are honorable people because we honored the agreement and China did not. Siguro, kailangang maging mas tuso tayo,” said Dr. Clarita Carlos of the UP Department of Political Science.
(The US mediated. That means, we’re honorable people because we honored the agreement and China did not. Maybe we need to be more smart about it.)