Acting AFP chief Glorioso Miranda will be discussing terrorism today during his participation to the Shangri-La Dialogue being held in Singapore, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said on Saturday.
Miranda will be one of the speakers during the 15th security summit in Singapore and he will be talking about the country’s experiences on jihadi terrorism, Coloma said over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.
“Mayroon kasing session hinggil sa pagtugon sa banta ng jihadi terrorism sa Asya. Siya ay nasa programa, na isa siya sa mga resource persons. Ibabahagi niya yung karanasan ng Pilipinas sa bagay na yan,” he said during the radio interview.
Asked to comment on China’s statement saying the Philippines is seeking to negate its sovereignty in the South China Sea by describing Taiping Island as a reef and not an island in its arbitration court case, Coloma said it is better to just wait for the ruling of the international arbitral tribunal due this year.
“Mainam siguro dahil binanggit nila na yan ang bahagi ng inihain nating petisyon, mainam na hintayin na lang ang pagpasya kasi meron namang takdang panahon kung saan ay naihain natin ang ating mga isyu at marapat lamang hintayin na lang natin ang pagpapasya ng international court,” he said as a response.
“Sa lahat ng pagkakataon… ay mapayapa ang ating intensyon, ang ating approach ay rule-based at diplomatic,” the Palace official said noting the Philippines has no bad intentions towards other countries.
“Tumatalima tayo doon sa Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. Kasama din naman niyan ang People’s Repubic of China at ang iba’t ibang bansa ng ASEAN.”
The South China Sea issue is expected to be the focal point in the well-attended security summit with much attention focusing on China’s island-building activities in the contested water. PND (as)