June 25, 2024

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Solon condemns latest China attacks on supply vessels for BRP Sierra Madre

SURIGAO del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers condemns in the strongest terms the latest China attacks on our vessels and interception of supplies for the BRP Sierra Madre. 

Barbers termed the acts as barbaric and has no place in an already civilized world.  He condemned the acts and called for the government to file protests not limited to diplomatic “note verbales” but criminal complaints before international bodies. 

“The latest uncalled for barbaric and inhumane attacks by the trespassers that are all caught on video deserves the highest condemnation from the international community. It did not only show unprovoked aggression, it placed the lives of our people in grave danger. It was worse than the illegal water cannon aggression because it was almost like a hand to hand combat with our personnel scrambling to get back the air-dropped supplies for the Sierra Madre that were snatched by the Chinese, unmindful of their own safety”, Barbers said.

“This Filipinos deserve the highest commendation from our government for their heroic deeds. They are willing to risk their lives to bring food supplies to their fellow Filipinos and uphold the interest and honor of the country AGAINST ALL ODDS”, Barbers added.

“I strongly urge the President through the appropriate departments and agencies to initiate the filing of criminal complaints before the international bodies with jurisdiction over such criminal behavior, especially committed within our internationally recognized territory. We should not let this pass”, Barbers said.