By: Elena Grace Flores
UNTV News and Rescue
[VIDEO]: AFP: Resupply mission to troops guarding BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal, successful.
Diplomacy is the Greatest Insurance
President Bongbong Marcos’ diplomatic dealings with China seem working. No insurance is greater than that to avoid conflicts. The military’s resupply mission to soldiers stationed at BRP Sierra Madre, which serves as the country’s outpost in Ayungin Shoal, was successful.
No Negative Interactions
Unlike in the past administrations, there’s no negative interactions during the said operation. This is despite the alleged presence of some Chinese vessels in the part of the contested territory in the West Philippine Sea. It is a clear manifestation of the Filipino leader’s insurance for the people’s safety.
President Marcos’ Approach
“The absence of Philippine Government escort vessels was deliberate. We are exhausting all available means to peacefully co-exist until all WPS (West Philippine Sea) issues are finally resolved,” Wescom chief Vice Admiral Alberto B. Carlos said. He also added that this current thrust is part of the trust-building efforts we are undertaking in response to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s guidance to exhaust all means to resolve the issues in the West Philippine Sea. “Hence, continuing dialogues with Chinese authorities is one such approach,” Carlos said.