We caution Filipinos against being unwitting pawns in what could possibly be a politically motivated show of force of China in their excursions into the Scarborough Shoal.
should not allow our country to be unwittingly drawn into the
escalating tensions over the Scarborough Shoal. We must tread very
carefully. China is currently embroiled in a leadership scandal at the
highest levels of the Communist Party. The current tension in the West
Philippine Sea could become a very convenient diversion by fanning the
flames of nationalist fanaticism in China.
We should not allow ourselves to become
scapegoats in a brewing internal controversy. We must exercise utmost