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“It’s about time that they should consider returning the privilege of the Filipinos to fish there,” the President said in an interview with reporters in Malacañang on Tuesday.
“China should be hearing us out. (It’s) about time that you lift the ban to tourists and allow the Filipinos to fish there,” he added.
“But if somebody would dwell on it, we will discuss… If you stop the bilateral (talks), where will we be headed? It’s better to continually engage China in a diplomatic dialogue rather than anger,” he said.When asked about China’s condition not to use the international court’s decision in the bilateral negotiations between Beijing and Manila, he said: “No, there’s always a time for that. That’s impossible.”
“(We will bring that up when) we are face to face and we come up with hard facts,” he said.
Duterte to China: Let Filipinos fish in West Philippine Sea Reviewed by FNPH Correspondent on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Rating: