Akbayan invokes peace in West Phil Sea on Lunar New Year

Akbayan invokes peace in West Phil Sea on Lunar New Year

Akbayan today trooped to the Chinese consular office in Makati to commemorate the Lunar New Year while calling out the Chinese government for its continued incursions into Philippine territories.

“The festivities of the Chinese new year intends to drive away bad spirits, and it is in the spirit of this celebration that we call on the Chinese government to leave our islands alone,” said Akbayan President Machris Cabreros. “Stop sending tourists to our islands and denying our fishermen their livelihoods.”

“The Chinese government is inviting further condemnation with their actions, further promoting hostilities between our peoples,” added Cabreros. “For peace to reign in the region, they should desist from illegal and provocative actions.”

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