MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Two former high-ranking officials of the Philippines — ex-Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and ex-Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Del Rosario — were all but denied entry into Hong Kong recently, supposedly because of the complaint they filed before the International Criminal Court against Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Jinping was accused of crimes against humanity for China’s activities in disputed territory in the South China Sea.
Now, Vice President Leni Robredo says she will travel to Hong Kong this week on a personal business (shopping) to test HK’s Immigration policy against those who publicly criticize the Chinese government.
Robredo has slammed the ‘sinking’ of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea and has called for a trial of the Chinese crew in the Philippines and under Philippine law.
The Office of the Vice President refused to confirm if Robredo will be using a diplomatic or regular Philippine passport.