Statement of Sen. Francis Pangilinan
On the sinking of Filipino boat by Chinese vessel on West Philippine Sea
We condemn the illegal acts committed by the Chinese vessel. We denounce the inhumane and cruel act of abandoning 22 human lives in the high seas. We urge our government to reverse its policy of subservience and appeasement and file diplomatic protest. No self-respecting nation in the world will stay meek and docile in the face of such cruelty and aggression.