People talking about Arbitration results
July 13, 2016 2:34am CST
So far it's been the most immature conversation I've ever heard, with no clue how it begun. Most making the jokes out of it, but doesn't understand why the media is showing this in the first place. What difference does it make? We had it neglected for decades. Are we All going to be enlisted and retake the islands that were taken from us? I've had some CAT and ROTC training but that was more than a decade already. But in my opinion, once the resources on those islands have run out, the next obvious target will be the Philippines. This Government has destroyed their own lands for the sake of residential and commercial realty that has mostly remained empty to this day. The lost almost all of their farm lands in favor of major urban development. Well, no offense but this is something we had to make stand for. Every single aquatic and plant life on those islands already ruined. I feel even though we won the battle, we lost the war already as the islands had been occupied years before the result. But some people believe that this win might secretly give the chance for the US to control the resources on those islands w/ the Philippines as it's part-owner. I mean, right this moment there's an oil rig near the spratleys that supplies oil to Australia. Because I just wonder who will develop the islands in case we retake it and how will we reinforce it.
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13 Jul 16
China seems to be wanting war in not respecting the tribunal's decision. But you have a point, who would really own the island...the US or the Philippines? Why do the US took interest in the first place in helping our country if they're not interested. We have to remember they don't help without any returns.
• Redlands, California
13 Jul 16
Great Job, now if only someone over here listens besides me. Sad to say, but love how you wrote this. The US should not take control of anything because they can't even do what is right for their own. Power hungry in the disguise of charity.
13 Jul 16
My problem with PRC, is that not only they shoe away Filipino fishermen from harvesting there but the soil used to make those islands came from my country. I wonder whos rig will be put on the islands, or will the last remaining aquatic or coral life there be preserved or are we going to destroy the environment just for the sake of oil the way the china is doing now? I got bad feeling it might come to that.
13 Jul 16
Of course it's bleak I mean we neglected the political will to re inforce these islands @corvinus and not to mention, Imelda Marcos warned us about this back in the 90s and our parents or other elders back then completely ignore these warnings.