Militant group urges Filipinos to unite vs Chinese aggression


A militant group denounced Saturday the latest incident where a Chinese coast guard allegedly fired flares at a Philippine fishing boat over the disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares slammed China’s aggressive actions and urged Filipinos to unite to pressure China and counter its moves over the West Philippine Sea.

“There is now an urgent need for Filipinos to get our acts together and decisively act to exert pressure and counter China’s moves,” Colmenares said in a statement.

He said China has already reclaimed at least 7 reefs over the disputed waters, which are clearly within Philippine territory and exclusive economic zone “but hardly anything has been done to address it.”