BAYAN MUNA: WE MUST DEFEND PH ENVIRONMENT FROM CHINA
On the commemoration of Earth Day, Bayan Muna chairman and Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate today said that all Filipinos must defend the country’s environment from the intensifying Chinese onslaught of destruction.
“Mula sa planong pagpapalubog sa mga komunidad ng mga Dumagat at Remontados sa Sierra Madre dulot ng Kaliwa Dam hanggang sa pagwasak ng mga bahura at taklobo sa Scarborough shoal at sa maraming bahagi ng Spratly Islands at West PH Sea, China ang nangunguna,” said Colmenares.
“It is high time that the Duterte administration take China to task for the environmental destruction they have caused and continue to cause. And it should stop now,” said Colmenares.
He said it was not enough for the Department of Foreign Affairs to send notes verbal to China. “We should file cases in the appropriate international bodies to address the destruction China has caused to our seas,” he said.
Rep. Zarate meanwhile said that “we should act now and not wait until the Spratly’s and the Scarborough shoal have been entirely claimed by China.”
“We should emulate Vietnam and assert our rights to our territory in order to protect our environment. If not there may be nothing left for our children to see and use,”ended Rep.Zarate.###