Is the Philippine government not falling into a Byzantine international snare? Is the government not thinking that the United States and China are intentionally fomenting disputes in the Asian region? These queries are being raised because the results are obvious.
Because of the trouble in the Spratlys and the waters between China and Japan, the Philippines and Japan have increased their military expenditures. Strangely, the military hardware is sourced from the United States. The United States has also increased its presence in the area.
Everyone knows that the United States is indebted to China by trillions of dollars. Will it be so convenient if the United States can easily pay its debt to China due to trouble in the Asian region? Just asking.
—V. EMMANUEL C. FONTANILLA,