MUST READ:“He was able to clean up the mess created by Aquino, within 4 months!”- Netizen shares evidence that Duterte’s diplomacy is better than PNoy
Chinese coastguard finally allowed the Filipino Fishermen to enter the Scarborough Shoal, after President Rodrigo Duterte visited China and befriended Chinese officials to strengthen the ties between the two country. Netizens Adolfo Mortera praised President Duterte strategy for choosing a peaceful way of resolving the West Philippine Sea dispute.
He also called Duterte a “genius strategist” for only spending 4 months to remove the tension between two countries in the disputed Panatag Shoal. Mortera cited that it there’s a winner in this part, it is the Filipino fishermen who didn’t cast their nets in the shoal for almost four years. He also thinks that China without a word, already recognized Philippines rights over West Philippine Sea and left Scarborough quietly and discreetly to save face.
This is the full post of Aldofo Mortera on Facebook:
Although PRRD and China’s PM discussed the Scarborough shoal, there was no joint statement after their meeting, according to reports.
No statement “allowing” Filipino fishermen access to the Scarborough due to objection from Philippine panel.
But there was tacit agreement between the two leaders.
We now know several fishermen have cast their nets in the shoal today. Success!
And most importantly, the Chinese Coast guards are no longer around to block or chase them.
This could be the best modus vivendi under present circumstances.
China, without saying a word, recognizes Philippine rights over these waters, and that they are within our exclusive economic zone.
President Duterte didn’t press the issue.
China saw it as a window to save face, and left Scarborough quietly and discreetly.
It’s a win-win. But the biggest winners are our fishermen.
That’s how I see it, and I pray it stays that way.source
Postscript: President Duterte was able to clean up the Scarborough mess created by Aquino, within 4 months!