Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares today answered Malacanang’s verbal attack thru Department of National Defense Votaire Gazmin’s statement yesterday on the issue of China’s incursion in Philippine territory.
“Bayan Muna publicly criticized Chinas thru rallies and public statements, it even lead the recent Congress investigation against China’s incursions into our territories. While Gen. Gazmin has not even attended an anti-China rally,” said the senior deputy minority leader.
“In 2006 Bayan Muna challenged before the Supreme Court the legality of China’s and the Philippines’ joint exploration of the Spratlys under the Joint Marine Seismic Undertaking or JMSU calling it treason. We rallied before the Chinese embassy as early as April 20, 2012. Unlike Sec. Gazmin and Pres. Aquino we opposed not only the JMSU but also corruption-ridden Chinese projects such as the NBN-ZTE deal and the Northrail project,” he added.