A “school of fish” protested in front of the Chinese Consular Office in Makati today to oppose China’s continued intrusion and poaching activities in the West Philippine Sea.
With a giant Philippine flag as a backdrop, members of Akbayan partylist donned in colorful fish masks called on the Chinese government to end all intrusions and poaching activities in the West Philippine Sea, a day before the 115th year anniversary of the country’s independence.
Unconditional Chinese pull-out from West Philippine Sea
“If the fish could actually talk, they would likely express outrage against the atrocious poaching activities in the West Philippine Sea by the Chinese government. China aims to stake a monopoly over the fishing and energy resources of the West Philippine Sea in its bid to become a regional hegemon. This is at the expense of destroying the marine ecosystems in the area and subverting its neighbors’ sovereignty,” Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said.