Greed and Shamelessness in the South China Sea Issue

7/16/2016 , , 155 Comments


I am writing this blog not as a Filipino but as a Christian and as a member of the world community of people. I believe that the Chinese people I know will agree with me when I say that the Chinese government is wrong in their boastful assertion that they are ready for trouble if the decision reached at The Hague will be implemented!

I am addressing the Chinese Christians – those who are not communist like those who are in government of the People's Republic of China.

Three years ago, the Philippines filed for compulsory arbitration, under Article 287, Annex VII of the United Nations on the Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), against China. The Philippines just scored a historic legal victory against China in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, China that boycotted the whole proceedings has refused to acknowledge its jurisdiction. China, which ratified UNCLOS in 1996, has said it will neither accept nor honor the upcoming ruling by the tribunal. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-javad-heydarian/philippines-landmark-vict_b_11005170.html)

Why is China wrong? It is wrong in principle, in moral, and in every aspect of justice! In principle, because it is signatory to the UNCLOS.

China technically consented to undergo arbitration by signing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), said Lawrence Martin, one of the Philippines's legal counsels. Martin noted that China signed the UNCLOS in 1982 and ratified it in 1996. (http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/07/15/1603138/phl-legal-counsel-china-consented-arbitration-signing-unclos)

"When it ratified the Law of the Sea Convention, it agreed to all of the provisions of the convention and among the articles of the provision is Article 287 which says that one state may initiate an arbitration against another state unilaterally," Martin said in a public forum held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Once a person or a group has agreed on a covenant and the covenant was ratified nobody may add or subtract to the conditions set forth.

GALATIANS 3:15 
Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

It is utter shamelessness to disregard something you have agreed upon with others!

THE ROMANS 14:22 (RSV) 
The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God; happy is he who has no reason to judge himself for what he approves.

Under the principle of Estoppel, you must not disagree later with things you have previously agreed and signed!


Therefore, biblically and morally, China is wrong!

I have known Chinese people since my childhood. I remember my grandmother calling them "intsik." Most of them, with very little in their pockets, came to the Philippines, which was then considered as the richest country in Asia.

I remember when they humbly knocked on doors to buy empty bottles, cans, and stuffs that for ordinary Filipinos were meant to be thrown into the waste basket. These Chinese are humble. They are friendly. They are industrious and they do not waste money. Maybe this is the reason why they became successful as business entrepreneurs in the Philippines.

I am not, as I said, speaking as a Filipino, but as a Christian. My grandmother is of Chinese descent - a very industrious woman from Shanghai. Hard-working and diligent, she has passed on her virtues to us in the family.

I remember the now considered richest Filipino, the owner of the largest chain of malls and supermarkets in the Philippines, as a resourceful and frugal person! My father being a construction superintendent knew him personally. When his first store was being built in Escolta, Manila, this Chinese picked up every piece of nail lying idle within the construction site. He did not want a single centavo wasted. Now, after almost five decades, he is the richest Filipino and one of the richest men in the world. Mind you, he is Chinese by blood! These are the kind of Chinese people I know.

A considerable part of the Philippine population is Chinese by blood. They have learned to be religious also like Filipinos. Some, if not majority of them, have become Christians.

If the Chinese government did not consider the Philippines as home to most of its people seeking for greener pastures, which then are not available in China, how can the government of China be as inconsiderate to Filipinos now to the extent of harassing our fishermen in the South China Sea? This sea is by international law and agreement, part of our heritage! We have laws for that.

The Law of the Sea Treaty, formally known as the Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS III, was adopted in 1982.  Its purpose is to establish a comprehensive set of rules governing the oceans and to replace previous U.N. Conventions on the Law of the Sea, one in 1958 (UNCLOS I) and another in 1960 (UNCLOS II) that were believed to be inadequate.

..In additional to the economic provisions, the treaty also establishes specific jurisdictional limits on the ocean area that countries may claim, including a 12-mile territorial sea limit and a 200-mile exclusive economic zone limit. (http://www.unlawoftheseatreaty.org/)

I would say that the Chinese occupation and construction activities in some of the islands, which by law belongs lawfully to the Philippines, is a premeditated act of greed, which is immoral by any standards!

Reports said that despite China’s complaints, the Arbitral Tribunal at The Hague stood its ground.

In its final verdict, it ruled China’s doctrine of ‘historic rights’, a foundation of its nine-dashed-line claims, as ‘incompatible’ with prevailing international law, arguing that ‘there was no evidence that China had historically exercised exclusive control over the waters or their resources.’

The verdict also makes it clear that China ‘violated the Philippines’ sovereign rights’ by preventing the Southeast Asian country from exercising its sovereign rights particularly its ability to exploit natural resources such as fisheries stock and hydrocarbon deposits within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as provided by the UNCLOS. It also rejected China’s longstanding claim that the contested land features in the Spratly chain of islands — particular Mischief, Gaven, McKennan, Hughues, Johnson, Cuarteron and Fiery Cross reefs — as well as the Scarborough Shoal constitute naturally-formed islands. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-javad-heydarian/philippines-landmark-vict_b_11005170.html)

I am not against the Chinese people but I am against the rudeness of their leaders. It could be because they are not Christians!

PROVERBS 22:28 
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

Let us not remove the landmarks set at the sea because they are set by international laws!

155 comments:

  1. Why is China wrong? It is wrong in principle, in moral, and in every aspect of justice! In principle, because it is signatory to the UNCLOS.

    China technically consented to undergo arbitration by signing the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), said Lawrence Martin, one of the Philippines's legal counsels. Martin noted that China signed the UNCLOS in 1982 and ratified it in 1996. (http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/07/15/1603138/phl-legal-counsel-china-consented-arbitration-signing-unclos)

    "When it ratified the Law of the Sea Convention, it agreed to all of the provisions of the convention and among the articles of the provision is Article 287 which says that one state may initiate an arbitration against another state unilaterally," Martin said in a public forum held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

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  2. "GALATIANS 3:15
    Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto." Chinese must observe this! #ChinaMustRespectTheHague

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  3. sana nmn wgk sakin CHINA di nmn sau un Isla kinukuha mo pati mga tao Pilipinas nilunod mo sa shabu

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  4. It's true, the Chinese government must keep their word. If they are signatories to the UNCLOS, then by all means they must honor the UN Tribunal decision on the West Philippine Sea - because this is a judgment based on the UNCLOS agreement.

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  5. The Chinese' refusal to accept the decision of the UN tribunal is not only the concern of Filipinos, but also THE WHOLE OF THE UNITED NATIONS. China is a signatory of the United Nations. That being, they agree to adhere on the laws as well as the decisions of the UN. Now if they will continue to refuse to follow the rulings, this is a blatant disrespect to all the nations in the world who respect the UN.
    Greed and shamelessness indeed. Shamelessness and greed.
    Time to turn to God dear fellowmen!

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  6. Uncontitutional and immoral act of bullying nations. China must understand the meaning of the word RESPECT.

    MrCOntroversy never runs out of biblical wisdom.

    Thanks be to GOD for this blog.

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  7. China is wrong.
    "Rules must be obey"

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  8. It is indeed very sad to know that there are many chinese being brainwashed by their leaders. I know God is with us.

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  9. Thank God for this blog, wishing that this topic may reach to them.

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  10. China must be stop! Other nations that use these international seas must also be involved in forcing out these Chinese land and sea grab. Truly the Filipinos are no match against their naval and air capabilities if war will break out. I hope GOD will help us in resolving this problem peacefully.

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  11. I agree that "landmarks set at the sea because they are set by international laws!" I believe that this blog isn't against Chinese people but against the rudeness of its leaders.

    Looking forward to more educational blogs ^_^

    Tiziana Umipig from SF Bay Area, CA USA

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  12. The highest moral standard has sided in favor of the Philippines! China is wrong!

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  13. No wonder the Chinese Government shows its greediness, more of them are not Christian. Not acknowledging any rules or laws is tantamount of siding in a chaotic environment. May God enlighten their mind..

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  14. China is so Greed. Hope they realized the gravity of what they are doing. They are insulting the decisions of Leader of United Nation.

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  15. Totally agreeing with Mr. Extraordinary about the rudeness of China's leaders.

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  16. Excellent analysis and presentation of facts. To God be the glory!

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  17. Excellent analysis and presentation of facts. To God be the glory!

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  18. Clearly, with this blog we will be able to see that Chinese leaders are being visited by the spirits of devils which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day. Let us always pray for our Leaders, also Leaders in each country in whole world. Thanks be to God Brother Eli, for this wonderful blog. Ingatan po kayong palagi ng Dios.

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  19. It is utter shamelessness to disregard something you have agreed upon with others!

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  20. I am hoping that the leaders of China will realize that what they are doing is wrong and come in peace with the Philippines.
    Thanks be to God for this blog Bro Eli. May God always protect you and kuya Daniel and also President Duterte.

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  21. this article is worth to read and very informative
    thanks be to god Brother Eli.....

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  22. Malakas lang loob Ng leader Ng China na yan para mang giyera kase alam nila makapangyarihan sila at di sila kaya ng Pilipinas labanan kaya mayabang.. Wag nawa ipahintulot Ng Dios na mangyare.. Naway kayanin NH bagong pangulo ang suliraning ito, sa tulong Ng Dios

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  23. Very sound Biblical sense even in our current political issues and predicaments! Thanks be to God!

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  24. Based on what was agreed upon and ratified in UNCLOS which was signed both by Philippines and China.

    WE would say that the Chinese occupation and construction activities in some of the islands, which by law belongs lawfully to the Philippines based on UNCLOS, is a premeditated act of greed, which is immoral by any standards!

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  25. China is wrong even in Moral and Spritual and also Legally

    Under the principle of Estoppel, you must not disagree later with things you have previously agreed and signed!

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  26. If the other way around happened, will China stands for the rule of law? Come to think of it. Respect the law & make an appeal in a proper way. Thanks be to God Bro. Eli for this eye-opener topic. We pray to God that your blog will reach those who are in authority.

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  27. I totally agree. Let us blame not the chinese people but the leaders who are greedy with power and shameless of their doings in regards with the south china sea or western philippines sea.

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  28. Chinese leader must follow UNCLOS rulings...

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  29. If I were not a Christian, specifically an MCGI, I would probably have a different point of view on this platitudinous issue in the Philippines about the International Tribunal in Hague’s conclusion that China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to the bulk of the South China Sea which was rejected by the Chinese President Xi Jingping. And while I could tackle the issues particularizing to China’s breach of the Philippines sovereign rights by interfering with Philippines economic zone and overlapping claims on historical basis --- I would like to leave that discombobulation amongst the countries involved. Though I have a political viewpoint on China’s assertion and claim of the sea, I don’t want to dissertate on this because it’s appositeness does not improve nor alter China’s stand on it.
    What I want to react on would be about the perfect title of this blog which pertains to China’s GREED and SHAMELESSNESS. Bro.ELI showed us here how important a “covenant” is where he referenced Galatians 3:15 in the bible and under the principle of legal doctrines in common law of estoppel which is a contradiction to judicial determination. Now why this struck me is because if human law exercises “covenant” pertinence and credibleness in the court, how could we diminish the uttermost respect our GOD deserves as far as our covenant with HIM is concern? Or at a lighter perspective, how can you promise to marry someone and at a spur of a moment tell that someone that were just joking about it? And Bro.ELI defined this issue as a matter of Greed and Shamelessness. I cannot agree more. That suffices the perfect description of China’s violation of maritime rights.
    And yes I remember those days when Chinese or “CHEKWA INTSIK TULO LAWAY” as they were branded then, would knock on your door to buy bottles and metals (junks) for like 15 to 30 centavos which they sell for recycling. Those were the humble days when Chinese in the Philippines were the low class citizens which of course in contrary to their prominence now – owning the biggest industries in the Philippines. I salute their industriousness and dominance in trading and multitude of business. They are good merchants. But love of money in a manner of speaking will never give salvation. This is where religion matters. Being in the right church with the right doctrines , the right faith and the right religion…. Would give us the right values in dealing with the right people.
    Is it worth dying for? I’d say no. Is it worth fighting for? Maybe. But this issue will never expose the other hidden truths behind the purpose and intention of China. Analogous to the Vietnam war that the Americans fought and died for without truly knowing why it’s worth the war.
    Thanks be to GOD Bro ELI for such an informative blog that opens every Filipinos mind and every Christians realization how pertinent a covenant is. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  30. "I am not against the Chinese people but I am against the rudeness of their leaders. It could be because they are not Christians!" This really set my perspective straight. The leaders are really the ones to blame. Driven by greed, they disregard agreements they themselves signed in the past. Nothing good can be expected from those who refuse to acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ.

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  31. True....still hoping, China will obey the law that they agreed and signed..

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  32. This is true! I agree with this!!! #GreedyCHLeaders

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  33. Yeah it is the greedy government..especially the leader of the present Chinese people who had made this conflict..He doesn't care if his people will be in perdition just to feed his own interest//what a shame..he doesn't know what the Filipino Christians can do..or rather, the God of them..May the Lord have mercy on the chinese people. who were just a victim..

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  34. Samantalang pinaglilingkuran ntin mga Chinese d2 stin ng tapat. hinaharass nmn mga fisherman ntin.asan ang hustisya...!!!

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  35. All Asian countries that affected by Chinese nine dash-line claim must unite to force them out. They rejected UNCLOS agreement they belong. They want to control the world by this nine-dash line which is unimaginary. They want to occupy the area dahil maraming kalakal ang dumadaan dito sa buong mundo. Madami pa mga pansariling nilang interes. Salamat sa Blog ma ito. To God be the Glory!

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  36. Very well composed.
    Truth behind this Controversy was stated Cristal Clear.
    I'm glad and Grateful to GOD i had the Chance to read this Blog.
    More Power.

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  37. I believe in what Bro. Eli has written. I hope Chinese government will realize this.

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  38. Very well said. Thanks be to God for sharing your thoughts on this.

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  39. that's right!the leader in China is soooo greedy.... it's so obvious that it's part of the Philippines.. they knew something precious in that island that's why...

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  40. Agree. China (not Chinese) is indeed Wrong. It could be because they are not Christians.

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  41. Greed and arrogance without morality is a very dangerous thing. China is rich no doubt but it will lead to their fall one day as history showed. THANKS BE TO GOD BRO ELI!

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  42. China you will be sorry for your greediness. Just wait and Justice will prevail.

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  43. #CallCenterAgent
    #Comment
    Chinese customers are for me the best people to talk to. They are not boastful but instead good tempered and considerate. Perhaps their leaders are the ones closed-minded.

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  44. if china resist, then the beast, the dragon came out of the water!

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  45. wow! icouldn't agree more. This is not only biblically precise but legally sound as well. I am proud to have the writer(bro. eli) as my preacher.

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  46. "I am addressing the Chinese Christians – those who are not communist like those who are in government of the People's Republic of China." ...

    ...."I am not against the Chinese people but I am against the rudeness of their leaders. It could be because they are not Christians! "

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  47. China wasn't hit by the Genesis flood when the God the Father killed the sinners who commit sex, adultery and raped, that's why most Chinese do not believe in God, as the father didn't include Asia, only the Middle East, To Bro.Eli, Glory To God and the Filipino and Chinese community!!!!!

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  48. One of the best eye opener one can find in the internet.

    Thanks be to God

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  49. This Blog is Excellent! Nobody can't deny the glaring truth was based on the knowledge and Wisdom of the Bible! Amen. I hope and pray this Blog will enlightened and saves many souls for the betterment and peaceful living in our dispensation. More power Bro. Eli.

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  50. hoping that Chinese people specially Christian will read this blog.
    Thanks be to God.
    With God's divine intervention we are still hoping that the Leaders of China will enlighten and soon realize their rudeness and obey the laws that they once agreed and signed.

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  51. Hopefully God wiling it will changed their minds.

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  52. A very clever blog. It really makes sense. China is wrong in moral & Biblical aspect.

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  53. China must acknowledge the verdict of the Hague for moral reasons. This is not all about China but being human who abhors hatred and evil against humanity.

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  54. Sana tablan ng kahihiyan ang mga lider ng China!..

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  55. Let us not remove the landmarks set at the sea because they are set by international laws! - WELL said... Biblical, moral and constitutional point of view...
    Hoping for PEACE...

    #ChinaMustRespectTheHague

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  56. I agree it was a premeditated greed,harassing our fishermen and build structures there.

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  57. sana po sa awa't tulong ng Dios ang ating presedente magawan ng sulosyon ang ating hangganan ng pilipinas dahil ang mga kapwa pilipino hindi mangapangisda malapit

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  58. What do we expect?.. their leaders are not christian and unbeliever of Christ... maybe they have doctrines on their faith for rudeness and greediness.. may the true God have mercy on your souls because even if you have everything in this world but your soul will be judged into damnation, it's worthless.

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  59. I am not against the Chinese people but I am against the rudeness of their leaders. It could be because they are not Christians!

    PROVERBS 22:28
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

    Let us not remove the landmarks set at the sea because they are set by international laws!

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  60. Very informative read.. hoping that there is still a good heart coming from Chinese Officials, I believe that we are all brothers & sisters not by skin-deep, and being hostile would prevent us from the real solution..

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  61. Kung hindi pa naging Presidente si Duterte, ni hindi man mauungkat ang issue na ito ng pag-aangkin ng CHINA sa property ng Pilipinas. Ang hinala ko pa nga, may mga opisyal na sa gobyernong Pilipinas ang nasuhulan para magbulag-bulagan sa pagtatayo nito ng isla na hindi maaaring makalampas sa mata ng mga Philippine Coastguard o ng satellite ng Sandatagang Pilipinas. Paano ka makakapagpatayo ng isla sa teritoryo ng Pilipinas na hindi man napansin ng ating gobyerno? Hindi naman iilang oras lang ang gugugulin ng CHINA para matabunan ng lupa ang dagat at makapagpatayo ng isla. Ngayong naging Presidente na si Duterte, bakit nabuksan ang issue na ito ? Kahina-hinala. Pero hindi naman dito tumutukoy ang blog ng kapatid na ELI. Inaaaral sa atin ang kahalagan ng KASUNDUAN. Hindi pwedeng ang sinabi ko kanina ay itanggi mo bukas. Kumbaga sa usapang lalake, walang bayag kausap, sa kolokyal na salita. Pero hindi naman ito gentleman's agreement na nakukuha sa kamayan. Mayroong mga legal na dokumento ang magpapatunay sa kanilang napagkasunduan. Pero magtataka ka pa ba kung ang kaibigan mo nga mismo ay pwedeng traydurin ka pa rin balang araw lalo na kung pakinabang ang pag-uusapan. Lalo pa na mas madali para sa mga hindi natin kalahi ang tablahin tayo dahil sa malaking pakinabang.
    Gaano pa talaga kahalaga ang pakikipagtipan (covenant)? Masasabi ba nating ayos lang sumira sa kasunduan dahil tao naman ang kausap at hindi DIOS? Yun nga ang pinto eh . Kung sa tao lang na katipanan mo ay sumisira ka na ….tao na maaari kang ihabla….habulin….saktan at ipapatay --- sa DIOS pa kaya na hindi mo nakikita? Sa isip ng taong walang pananampalataya, pwede niyang isipin na madaling sirain ang tipan sa DIOS dahil hindi mo naman nakikita ang DIOS hindi gaya ng tao na maaari kang saktan. Kaya dahil mas malakas ang sandatahan ng bansang CHINA kumpera sa Pilipinas ay malakas na ang loob nilang sabihing kayang-kaya nila ang Pilipinas kung puwesahan lang pag-uusapan. At dahil walang halaga sa kanila ang pakikipag tipan sa tao, ay lalong wala naman silang DIOS na inaalala na gaganti sa kanila. Diyan na pumapasok ang kamangmangan ng TAO.
    Paano ka makakakain ng pagkaing ninakaw mo lang? Kahit ano ang sarap ng kakainin mo ay hindi mo siguro yun malalasahan dahil hindi naman talagang iyo. Bahala na ang DIOS. May hustisya ang DIOS sa mga lapastangan at mapagsamantala.
    Salamat sa DIOS sa napakagandang blog kapatid na ELI. Sa DIOS ang lahat ng kapurihan!

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  62. I definitely agree!

    Power can corrupt and make a person boastful, arrogant, self-conceited, rude, shameless, inconsiderate, disrespectful, uncompassionate, apathetic, greedy, twisted, inconsistent, immoral, unjust and unreasonable. Those who do not have strong moral values, most probably ones without bible-based principles, are most vulnerable to this corruption. China has been high and drunk with its super powers for quite some time now. It now contradicts itself when it says it will dishonor the upcoming ruling by the tribunal. Hence, it is not worthy of trust and goodwill anymore. China has crossed the line. The World must show that China cannot be The Boss. China must stop, or else The World should stop China.

    #‎ChinaMustRespectTheHague‬
    #WagKangChina

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  63. China has the highest population in the world as well as they are the most greedy and shameless government I know so far.
    May araw din kayo.

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  64. China disregards and violates the law of the sea to claim that the West Philippine Sea including the Kalayaan Group of Islands is in the Chinese territory because in accordance of the law states that an island or a group of Islands, for it is in the possession of one country must be within 2000 nautical miles and must be in the exclusive economical zone. Kalayaan is within the jurisdiction and boundary of Philippine territory. How come why China claims that these islands is theirs while these are more than 2000 nautical miles from Chinese jurisdication? How can that be?

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  65. China must show respect the decision of the International Tribunal of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. They have a desperate move to show to other Asian countries as the most powerful not only in Asia but on the entire world.

    ‪#‎ChinaMustRespectTheHague‬

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  66. Yes China indeed have shown their greediness after feeling that Philippines and the rest of Militarily weak nations cannot stand gainst thier might. Their leaders or cultures maybe have reavealed her true colors....... greed and shameless generation of chinese citizens.

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  67. China is biblically and morally wrong

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  68. Amen. Thanks be to GOD for this article.

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  69. No one is above the law. May the China government acknowledge the UNCLOS they have signed.

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  70. Thank you for this article.Praying for a peaceful battle for this land.😃

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  71. This blog is well balanced. Everything that was written here were true and reasonable. Godbless!

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  72. Being greedy sometimes bears shameless acts. But becoming powerful entices one to be greedy. It's like a chain reaction. If you don't behave well anyone will be a victim of Satan.
    China possesses power economically and militarily now. Their forefathers once dreamed to conquer the world is real now. My thoughts always goes back to bible prophecy. Our future is really gearing up to it. May GOD helps us.

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  73. As a Filipino citizen, I do not agree by the claims of these Chinese leaders, sadly; as a Christian neither do i.

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  74. Eventually and over time, I think China will be forced to obey because their international reputation is at stake. The international community will look at them as violators by not abiding the court order. May God bless Philippines, Brother Eli, and President Duterte.

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  75. No country should be above the international law... China should know where to stand by now

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  76. We can base it by law and by God's word (Bible)... But if the Chinese leaders do not acknowledge the ruling, what more consider what the Bible says... China is a communist country, they don't believe in religion.
    The sad thing is, because the Philippines is a military weak country, there is nothing we can do, really.
    I don't hate the people, it's the way their government treats weaker countries like us, makes me think they are bullies... Makes me put more effort to boycott Chinese products as a way of showing my disapproval of Their actions.

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  77. I agree that not all Chinese people are inconsiderate and shameless. But their leaders are.

    China must obey the law which they have agreed and signed.

    Thanks be to GOD for a wonderful blog once a again.
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  78. Thanks be to God for this blog...
    May the peace of the Lord be upon every nation especially Philippines and China. Thanks be to God for Bro. Eli Soriano.

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  79. May God enlighten the minds and hearts of the Chinese leaders. #‎ChinaMustRespectTheHague‬

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  80. Because of their greediness they did not consider the principle of estoppel, or it's because they are not christian...

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  81. No amount of wealth nor a vast size of land could ever satisfy the greed of the GREEDY.

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  82. Let us stand what is good and just before God and to his nation...

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  83. nakakahiya talaga ang ginawa ng tsina.

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  84. there is no justice in this world, atleast not until God will be judging on his appointed time.

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  85. Glory and honor to God for a very informative and sensible blog. More power and success to Mr. Controversy Extraordinary.

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  86. It is very clear that Chinese leaders are greed, rude and boastful. They even break the sovereign right of the Philippines just to get what they wanted.They also disregard what has been agreed which is an immoral practice. I hope that this blog will serve as an eye-opener for other Chinese who are still have heart remain on them.

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  87. Thanks be to God for giving me a chance to read this blog. To God Bethe glory!

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  88. I hope that there will be no war will happen between China and Phil. after this case.

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  89. It is utter shamelessness to disregard something you have agreed upon with others!

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  90. Greed and Shamelessness China Leaders because they are not Christian.
    Thanks to #MrControversyX

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  91. sana nman maging fair kayo china mahiya nman kayo para sa pilipinas ang isla na yan....pero kung ayaw nyo talagang ibigay cge sa inyo na pero balang araw magsisisi kayo...bahala na ang Dios sa inyo

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  92. Hopefully this blog may help the chinese people to think what is right, and what is justice.


    Being greed is a very immoral attidude, hopefully God will enlightened their mind.

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  93. very well said, China shame on you!

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  94. I am with bro. Eli and I still believe that this controversy between our country and China can still be resolved thru peaceful means. Ipagpatuloy lang po natin ang ating mga pananlangin para sa kaayusan ng lahat na bansa. Salamat po sa DIOS

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  95. di lang pilipinjas ang inagawan nila pati ibang bansa nkapalibot sa kanila, like japan, vietnam, etc.

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  96. Greediness creates shamelessness. Chinese built their economy maybe based in lies as they are fond of manufacturing fake products. Fake means LIES and lies is shamelessness. Pitty on this generation of Chinese people, ambigouos end awaits for them. 100 years is but a short period to wait but too long for a chance to to repent.

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  97. Very concise! This blog is very informative in all aspects.

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  98. This is very concise. This blog is very informative in all aspects :)

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  99. Nothing happens, but it's a war in this Chinese Leaders are not discerning the Law of the Sea... May God bless and protect the country Philippines...

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  100. Thanks be to God for this blog.

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  101. Let us not remove the landmarks set at the sea because they are set by international laws!

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  102. Because of their greed backed by their being a super power, they take advantage of weaker nations like the Philippines. Shame on their leaders.

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  103. One of the solutions to effectively fight back in China's aggression is boycotting their products. Don't buy any Chinese products. I hope all Filipinos will stop buying any Chinese item in the market around the world. The only way to cut their expansionism. I know it will have impact in their economy with millions to feed. This is art of war this new age. Let us unite this effort. I hope this suggestion will start with our president. GOD helps us.

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  104. I may say Stopped harassing us China for your greediness and rudeness.May Gid bless the Philippines.

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  105. Very well said! I am hoping that the Chinese leaders will be enlightened and eventually discern what is right and what is wrong.

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  106. legally and most of all biblically, they are wrong!

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  107. I am not against the Chinese people but I am against the rudeness of their leaders. It could be because they are not Christians!

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  108. China is indeed wrong and its government must learn to respect the law!

    Thanks be to GOD for another informative blog.
    From Los Angeles, USA.

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  109. China is part of United Nation Security Council. How will the members of this council deal with her conflict of interest?
    If China is openly disregarding the good principles she should be removed from its membership and let the members of this council retain its integrity. The next move is up to members to decide against China.

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  110. I definitely agree to Bro. Eli that it is an utter shamelessness to disregard something you have agreed upon with others! It is indeed morally wrong in every way. But the problem I guess is that they do not care about morals and the teachings of the Bible. They act less civilized. They (although not all of them) are greedy. May God show them that even if Philippines is a small country unlike them, we are far more civilized and blessed!

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  111. THANKS BE TO GOD & MAY GOD BLESS US ALL.

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  112. It is ours, not yours, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all. :)

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  113. The chinese government must respect the rights of the Philippines among the islands and part of sea that is part of the territory of the Philippines. They must stop in their bullying of our poor fishermen whose only source of income is fishing among the disputed territories especially the part of the Scarborough Shoal. Right is still the most right than might.

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  114. Why is China wrong? It is wrong in principle, in moral, and in every aspect of justice!

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  115. Bottom line is, RESPECT.

    #‎ChinaMustRespectTheHague

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  116. Thanks be to God for a very informative and sensible blog.

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  117. China needs commonsense and nothing more to understand The Hague decision. May God bless the Philippines!

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  118. let this blog be an eye-opener to the chinese readers for they should hold true to their covenant.

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  119. May God enlighten the government of China... Thanks be to God!

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  120. Thanks be to God for a very informative and sensible blog.

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  121. Being a filipino, i was enlightened by this blog. Thanks Mr. Controversy!

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