“People seem to underestimate the fact or the power of the diplomatic track but there has been a growing approval from the international community. We believe that with the international community support, we can persuade China to act as a responsible member of the international community,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a Monday press briefing.
When asked to comment regarding the report about China’s plan to establish ADIZ in South China Sea including West Philippine Sea, Lacierda said it “is purely speculative at this point” and needs to be validated.
“We will continue to resort to the diplomatic track that we have resorted to and that particular track has been gaining approval from the international community. Certainly, we do not want to escalate any tensions in the South China Sea,” Lacierda said.