MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros on Sunday urged the government to end infrastructure projects with companies tied with China’s building of artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
“These predatory Chinese companies must be stopped. Let us not give up our sovereignty for infrastructure that can be led by many other companies that do not actively engage in encroaching on our territories. Huwag natin isuko ang ating mga teritoryo para sa iilang proyekto na wala ding kasiguraduhang tunay na makakatulong sa Pilipino,” the senator said in a statement.
(Let us not surrender our territory for projects that have no assurance to improve the lives of Filipinos….