Lacson applauds DFA chief over ‘strong rebuke’ vs China

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MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday applauded Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. over the latter’s plan to recommend ending government contracts with Chinese firms involved in island-building in the South China Sea.

“Kudos to DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin for putting the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman in his place. Banning us from sending our military aircraft into airspace near Panatag Shoal surely deserves a strong rebuke,” Lacson, chair of the Senate national defense committee, said in a statement.

“I’m proud that our top foreign policy implementer did it. Indeed, it’s long in coming by way of a statement fr…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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