“We are closely monitoring the developments. We are gathering all the lessons we have learned. Our Armed Forces of the Philippines, Coast Guard, and other concerned agencies are looking at possible scenarios and what our appropriate responses should be,” President Benigno Aquino III said.
According to Manila Standard Today, Pnoy said that the government is drawing up a contingency plan amid possible more violent incursions in disputed territories in the South China Sea. The statement of the president is with regards to the ramming of Vietnamese fishing vessel by Chinese vessel near the Chinese oil rig near Paracel Islands.
“But if we make public our responses, that is like giving up our game plan for those whose beliefs are not aligned with ours. So we should keep secret our contingency plans,” the President added.