Where do our candidates stand on China and the West Philippine Sea?


Lila Shahani


The Philippine Star


February 1, 2016


As the campaign season kicks into high gear, several issues, scandals and assorted gossip have hogged the headlines, while other equally pressing matters have dropped out of view. For example, there is the question of Chinese expansion into the West Philippine Sea. As we focus on a wide range of domestic issues, the Chinese military has not let up in its encroachment upon Philippine territory, at least as we define it in our Constitution. How will the incoming presidential leadership deal with this burning issue?