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Apology welcome—but not enough

05:00 AM August 30, 2019

With the overwhelming concern of the people over the Recto Bank sinking incident involving Filipino fishermen, it is good that the fishing group behind the Chinese vessel has issued an apology for the incident after three long months. However, I believe it should not end with a mere apology. The Philippine government should represent these Filipino fishermen to demand just compensation from Beijing and the Chinese fishermen.

I understand that President Duterte is once again in China to talk with President Xi Jinping, and has vowed to invoke the 2016 Hague ruling. Then again, anything could happen in that state visit.

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I am hoping this visit would be more fruitful than previous ones and result in a favorable outcome for the Philippines. Most of our countrymen are expecting something constructive upon the return of Mr. Duterte.

MARIA TERESA N. ANCAHAN,
[email protected]

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