It appears that not just four versions of the Philippine apology to Taiwan exists.
A fifth one has been found.
My hubby Alan writes about it:
Secret apology draft required Philippines to explain to Taiwan how Nancy Binay won
Hot Manila – by Alan Robles
Posted at 05/25/2013 4:35 PM | Updated as of 05/25/2013 4:35 PM
A recently discovered discarded draft apology would have obliged the Philippines to explain to Taiwan just how Nancy Binay became a senator.
Manila also would have committed itself to “immediately” finding a way to resume airing Willie Revilliame shows on a major TV network.
To read the rest, please click on this link.
What should have been the good effective reply on this –
“The diplomats said Del Rosario stood up, even if he was not scheduled to rebut Wang.
That’s why many were disappointed with Del Rosario’s “we have no money” reason to Wang’s complaint about the grounded BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal, about 21 nautical miles away from Mischief Reef occupied by China in 1995 in the Spratlys.
China and Taiwan claim ownership of the whole South China Sea while the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, and Malaysia are claiming parts of the vast area.”
…is “Nuts!” …like the US general’s reply to German Forces surrounding the 101st Airborne Div in Bastogne WW II to surrender. Does the Chinese have a word for ‘Nuts’?
KNOW THAT YOU AND EVERYONE’S IN THE LOOP.
The source behind the Guardian’s NSA files talks to Glenn Greenwald about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’ – video
One question, too, is where does this stop? If reading messages without accountability is OK, what about sending destructive programs, viruses, fake messages to whoever these unaccountable spooks deem to be enemies of the state? This no longer sounds like democracy
…sea food for thought here…
From Interaktion news “MANILA, Philippines – Amid China’s insistence that it has full sovereignty over South China Sea and East China Sea, the United States said it would guarantee that the territories would be “free from interference and control.”
“The United States wants to ensure that the South China Sea is free for freedom of navigation, free from interference, free from control,” U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. said on Monday during his visit to the U.S. Navy destroyer, USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), which is in Manila for a regular port visit.”
…”free from interference and control” – heavy & big words of WARNING from US & it’s Navy Command!
…guess what if PRC Chinese Navy gets to impose control in “South $%^& Sea”…all ships/boats will be ‘directed” to it’s PORTS to PAY & GET SAILING LICENCES for yearly dues…THAT’S A LOT HUGE MONEY REVENUES FOR CHINA!
and , maybe, the chinese would soon impose TOLL fees for safe passage.
Modern day pirates on the high seas.
The truth is, their actions belie there pronouncements of late.
Read Chinese ‘start building structures’ on Panatag Shoal – military sources
Before it was Mischief, then Panatag, now Ayungin is next. What next?
What is the Philippines’ next move? Or assert its rights by force.
Can it tap to hire mercenaries to do a fly in and … you know.
They are conditioning the psyche for wanton incursions by China into Philippines’ maritime territories that are rich in marine, gas and other resources (e.g. mineral ). The frugal and thrifty chinese adventurists are on the prowl to bully its neighbors.
another issue: the sri lankan judge who formed part of the panel of judges at UNCLOS who’ll be hearing our maritime dispute with china has resigned. pinay daw kasi ang asawa at baka the judge will be seen as less than impartial. now I’m thinking, maybe we should do the same with the murder case na sinampa ng anak ng taiwanese fisherman that got killed at sea. already pres. ma has called it ‘intentional murder’ and that was quoted the world over too. the judges in taiwan are not likely to be impartial to us. taiwanese silang lahat, e. we have no chance in the world of getting a fair hearing from them. maybe if the case was filed in the international court of justice we might have a chance. but in taiwan – de lima ought to think twice. palagay koy dapat hindi natin patulan ang kasong ito.
Veteran Philippine diplomat, former Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations (May 2003- Feb.2007) and former Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy.), Lauro Baja Jr. wrote a candid but true to form article entitled “Take Taiwan for what it is” By Lauro Baja Jr., VERA Files.
Taiwan, in reference to the recent maritime stoush with PH, can make complaints all they like. There are previous similar incidents (no media hyped death or PH Navy recklessness) in the same area or thereabouts of incursions into the Phils.’ exclusive economic maritime zone.
FISH TREATY? The Philippines’ condition for Taiwan to fish in its EEZ is only for Taiwan’s domestic consumption – controlled quota. Not for export and may find its way to Philippines’ seafood market either as fresh, frozen or processed in Tin can fish products. Next to impossible but doable.
our govt is looking at fishing treaty with taiwan. looking only. because if we take into consideration the fishing treaty taiwan got with japan, failure yon, e. palagay ko. taiwan is supposed to fish only north of japan’s senkaku islands, but lately taiwan’s been fishing at the south of senkaku islands too. a number of taiwan’s fishings vessels have been impounded lately as well. it’s easy to sign treaties, but hard to impose. their vessels might be registered, but taiwan has many illegal fishermen, and being illegal with no permit to fish, they follow no rules. they play catch me if you can.