Stand up for Filipino fishermen | Inquirer Opinion

Stand up for Filipino fishermen

05:02 AM June 18, 2019

It is distressing that the Filipino fishermen were left in trauma after the ramming incident in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea. I do not understand why, until today, the old man in Malacañang has not said a word.

It’s as if it’s hard for him to make a statement, despite knowing that 22 Filipinos almost died in the incident that happened within Philippine territory.


Why do most supporters of President Duterte blame the fishermen? Why is it so hard for them to stand up for fellow Filipinos against Chinese bullying?

It is not just bullying; ramming the boat is another thing altogether, because it is their livelihood. No one in their right mind will disturb them at sea and leave them hanging.


But then, what do we expect from China? This is not something new and I am not surprised, to be honest. However, my heart bleeds for the ordinary Juan who just wants to live a simple life, but is disrupted by these greedy people.


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