‘Radar stations’ sa China sea hindi big deal
NANINIWALA ang Malakanyang na hindi ikaiirita ng mga opisyal ng China sa pagpapatayo ng Pilipinas ng radar stations sa South China Sea.
“No. I don’t think it should annoy them. We have the right to put up the necessary equipment that we see fit to defend our borders. This is not only meant for military used, it can be used for,” anya pa rin.
Sinabi pa ni Presidential spokesman Atty. Edwin Lacierda na may mahabang coastline ang Pilipinas sa South China Sea at ang ginagawa nilang pagtatayo ng radar stations doon ay bahagi ng modernization program ng pamahalaan.
“It can be used for other valid purposes. Again, when the Defense minister came over we informed them that we were inquiring Hamilton-class cutter and several upgrades and the Defense minister said that we understand your situation. It’s not something that we should offend anyone. It’s the inherent and sovereign right of our country to defend itself and to modernize whatever they see fit,” anito.