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Robredo: Do not be afraid of China in WPS issue

Robredo: Do not be afraid of China in WPS issue

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN VICE PRESIDENT Leni Robredo stressed that the Philippines must not be afraid of China in asserting its ownership over territories within the West Philippine Sea (WPS) during a forum held June 11. “[Speaking] up against a major global superpower is intimidating. By size, by headcount by, influence or by military strength, the Philippines may seem small and insignificant, but our people are not,” she said. “We cannot hand over our sovereignty just because we are afraid. We must assert our claim on the [WPS], but that means each of us must stand united so that we can fight for what is ours,” Robredo added. The Chinese Coast Guard has reportedly been harassing Filipino fishermen in the WPS despite the July 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitrati
Robredo: Youth can help fight climate change

Robredo: Youth can help fight climate change

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By ANGELIQUE ANNE F. TORRES TODAY’S GENERATION that has defied the labels “shallow,” “selfie-taking,” and “narcissistic” could help reduce effects of climate change with the aid of latest technologies and by small steps such as using nature-friendly materials instead of plastics. This was the message of Vice President Leni Robredo in her keynote speech to youth during a climate change forum held Saturday at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium. “Instead of sitting by on the sidelines, you are finding ways to discover your role in nation building. [...] All hope is not lost because we believe you can do something about climate change now,” Robredo said. “Climate change is real and it is putting many of our people at risk. And you know what’s even worse; climate change hits the poo