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Mon May 3 17:38:59 PDT 2021

Philippine immortality plan...

Philippines' Top Diplomat Tells China To 'GET THE FUCK OUT' Of Their Territory

The Phillipines' top diplomat, foreign minister Teodoro Locsin,
demanded in a Monday tweet that China "GET THE FUCK OUT" of their
territorial waters.

In response to the 'illegal' presence of hundreds of Chinese boats
parked inside the Philippines 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ),
Locsin tweeted:

"China, my friend, how politely can I put it? Let me see… O…GET THE
FUCK OUT. What are you doing to our friendship? You. Not us. We’re
trying. You."

Locsin's screed then veers into a strange analogy involving a uterus
and giving birth to a ball of crap.

    He doesn’t have a uterus. If he tried to give birth to a Chinese
province it would be a ball of crap at best and the end of the regime.
What is it so hard to understand about Duterte’s UN declaration that
the Arbitral Award made all maritime features Philippines; no one
    — Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) May 3, 2021

China's embassy in Manila did not respond to a Reuters request for
comment, but officials have previously said the vessels parked at the
disputed Whitsun Reef were fishing boats taking refuge from rough

    China claims almost the entire South China Sea, through which
about $3 trillion of ship-borne trade passes each year. In 2016, an
arbitration tribunal in The Hague ruled the claim, which Beijing bases
on its old maps, was inconsistent with international law.

    In a statement on Monday, the Philippine foreign ministry accused
China's coast guard of "shadowing, blocking, dangerous manoeuvres, and
radio challenges of the Philippine coast guard vessels." -Reuters

Locsin defended his comments, saying "I get things done, my point
across crystal."

    Really? But I get things done. my point across crystal. They can
feel the sincerity in the scurrility. Usual suave diplomatic speak
gets nothing done; it's real aim is to find a post-retirement job in a
multilateral talk shop for the diplomat when put out to pasture.
    — Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) May 3, 2021

On Sunday, the Phillipines announced that it would continue maritime
exercises in its EEZ despite a Chinese demand that it stop actions
which could 'escalate disputes.'

Meanwhile, the Phillipines has filed 78 diplomatic protests to China
since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016, according to
Reuters, citing foreign ministry data.

"Our statements are stronger too because of the more brazen nature of
the activities, the number, frequency and proximity of intrusions,"
Marie Yvette Banzon-Abalos, executive director for strategic
communications at the foreign ministry, said.

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