Golez: Ambassador Sta. Romana, Sir, please remember always, you are the Philippine Ambassador to China.
You seem to be gushing over and awed by China throwing us some crumbs to start the bilateral talks. This is not only dilatory, but will also be a way to free Chinese drug lords locked in our jails after they caused so much death and suffering in the Philippines.
The agenda is about territory and the bilateral talks are going to be in slow motion with at most only two meetings per year. Yet, we start with a side issue that is so irrelevant to and so far from our exclusive economic zone. I pray that the Philippine Ambassador to China will really stand up and fight for Philippine interest.
Sir, again, please remember always, you are the Philippine Ambassador to China.
“One of the issues being discussed is the possible agreement on the transfer of sentenced persons because there are also Chinese [prisoners] in the Philippines so that they could serve their sentence[s] in their own countries,” Sta. Romana said.