BEIJING, China (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – China is saluting a new ally in its expansionist and illegal activities in the South China Sea: the newly-installed Philippine Navy chief!
Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad declared on Monday that Beijing is merely guarding its own interests and that no expansion is happening in the region.
“They have been there for a long time and they are guarding what they think is their interest in the South China Sea. No expansion is happening. They are just pursuing their interest,” he said.
Taccad made the remarks as he took over his new post at a ceremony on Monday.
China is involved in territorial disputes with the Philippines and other Asian countries over islands in the South China Sea, called The Spratlys.
Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino, who was present when Taccad made the remarks, was rendered puzzled and speechless.
Did Aquino appoint the wrong navy chief?