President Aquino sir, please convene the National Security Council – lawmaker

President Benigno Aquino III was urged to convene National Security Council and tackle the existing threat brought by massive Chinese reclamation in West Philippine Sea. Magdalo party-list Representative Ashley Acedillo, in his privilege speech delivered before his colleagues in the Lower House on Monday night, said the administration’s Tripartite Action Plan is a no-action plan.

The Department of Foreign Affairs’ Tripartite Action Plan or TAP “is a no-action plan, unconsciously inviting disaster to befall our nation and unconscionably binding other agencies like the DND, AFP, the Coast Guard and others to futility” the Magdalo representative said.

“I urge the National Security Council, President Aquino sir, please convene already and tackle this impending existential threat to our country’s territory, sovereignty and economic well-being,” he added.