House Speaker: The world is unable, unwilling or afraid to help us

“The whole world is unable, unwilling or afraid to help us, the US included,” House of Representatives Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said on over the weekend seeking stronger international response to address China’s aggressive behavior and massive reclamation in West Philippine Sea.

“China is obviously violating our territory in front of the whole world. Their activities in the disputed territory will affect the flow of goods among countries, making the issue a serious global problem,” Belmonte adds.

The lawmaker made the statement after China snubbed Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, United States of America and European Union’s declaration. G7 said in the declaration, “we underline the importance of coastal states refraining from unilateral actions that cause permanent physical change to the marine environment in areas pending final delimitation.”

Philippine foreign affairs chief will be travelling to US to meet American government officials and lawmakers to seek for additional support and possible increased US military deployments in West Philippine Sea.