Akbayan Partylist Representative Tom Villarin asked the Duterte Administration be careful in having contracts with China.
This is after it was suggested that the Philippines and China agree to conduct a joint exploration in the disputed territories of the West Philippine Sea.
According to Villarin, Philippines’ leverage against China weakens for every concession that the government allows.
The Congressman insist that the government should forward the country’s sovereignty at all times.
The representative of Anakbayan believes that China will ask compensation for all their gifts to the Philippines.
The United Arbitral Tribunal has sided with the Philippines on the issue of the West Philippines Sea.