Can the Philippines Stand up to China?

Can the Philippines Stand up to China?

There are 170 comments on the www.philnews.com story from Apr 14, 2012, titled Can the Philippines Stand up to China?. In it, www.philnews.com reports that:

The current standoff on Scarborough Shoal between the Philippines and China only serves to highlight this country’s marked inadequacy in patrolling and defending its borders. The fact that Scarborough (Panatag to Filipinos) Shoal is on the country’s continental shelf just 124 nautical miles from Zambales—well within its 200-mile exclusive economic zone—has not stopped the Chinese from claiming it as their own. As far as they are concerned Scarborough Shoal, most of the Spratlys to the south, the Parcel Islands to the west, and a large swath of the South China Sea all belong to China.

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Jorge Villanueva

Corner Brook, Canada

#1 Apr 15, 2012
It's about time the country realized its economic state. Standing up against China may not be shamefully glaring at this stage, it is obvious China can even challenge United States. But if the country will keep on letting graft and corruption go uncheck the next question would be, can the country stand up against Laos? When that question comes up ( certainly if the country don't change ) the number of people leaving the country would quadruple. If it is a diaspora now, it will be unabashed exodus in the future.
2 Cents

Taipei, Taiwan

#2 Apr 15, 2012
There's no reason to focus on standing up. Why not sit down and negotiate?
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#4 Apr 15, 2012
Yes! China and Philippines are Neighbours and partner in economic busimness in whole Asean countries. China and Philippines are like Family. China, the dad and the Philippines the mother. They should both compromise to each other. If China and Philippines are fighting because of the island then they should divorce each other. Anyways, Philippines invested more in China than in Philippines. China and Philippines should focus on business than fighting with over this island. Both countries are not going anywhere, Both countries are almost same Features of personality, they both eat the same kind of food, they both same kind of raising family, why fighting over this island? So what if there's an oil! so what if there's a resources or gold, or whatever! The point is they should live harmoniously with the neighbours no matter how powerful they are. Philippines persona;ity is not a threat to any Asean countries- they are friends to all Asean countries and China should respect that. Who cares if they have missiles burried in the water or in the land- they shouldn't be using their aggression to gain power in Asian Countries. China should also think that without Philippines 0 Chiba is nothing. Philippines mainly doing business with other countries that's all. But the problem China took advantage to Philippines because we branded us a weak Asian countries. We are not weak. Having Missiles or nuclear weapons are not the base of being Powerful- it's the attitudes. If China continue stealing marine reefs in that island then one day time will come all Filipinos will boycott all their products, will boycott all the Chinese Giant mall or all Chinese businesses etc. Filipino people are very friendly and have a long patience but when the tap keeps flowing then that's the time we turn it off- Missiles or no missiles, Philippine Air-force or with No Philippine Air-force- time to dispatch these nonsense fight. The island is not going anywhere , the island always an island , The island has been there before China and Philippines being discovered. So stop this nonsense and if the war broke, then the whole entire Asian countries would be devastated because of our stupid brains. Even all kinds of mamals, animals, insects, trees, oceans, lakes, mountains, land, houses will become vanish because of our stupid braincells. So stop being arrogant to each other and try to patch up things in a civil way. Communicating is the best way to solve the problem. Not the missiles, or gun powder or fighter jets, blah, blah! Enough and make the Asian countries the best continent in the UNIVERSE. Now go and sit down and both must compromise each other and don't stand up each other because of this stupid island. Again, the island is not going anywhere, if you fight then the whole entire Asian people will be vanish and the island still the same! We don't want people suffering fron stupid acts, we don't want to see our ricefield ruins by this fight, we don't want to see kids suffer from generation to generation like what happened to Hiroshima, we don't want any of those! China and Philippines must cooperate together and be compromise. That's enough!

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#5 Apr 15, 2012
crystal wrote:
Yes! China and Philippines are Neighbours and partner in economic busimness in whole Asean countries. China and Philippines are like Family. China, the dad and the Philippines the mother. They should both compromise to each other. If China and Philippines are fighting because of the island then they should divorce each other. Anyways, Philippines invested more in China than in Philippines. China and Philippines should focus on business than fighting with over this island. Both countries are not going anywhere, Both countries are almost same Features of personality, they both eat the same kind of food, they both same kind of raising family, why fighting over this island? So what if there's an oil! so what if there's a resources or gold, or whatever! The point is they should live harmoniously with the neighbours no matter how powerful they are. Philippines persona;ity is not a threat to any Asean countries- they are friends to all Asean countries and China should respect that. Who cares if they have missiles burried in the water or in the land- they shouldn't be using their aggression to gain power in Asian Countries. China should also think that without Philippines 0 Chiba is nothing. Philippines mainly doing business with other countries that's all. But the problem China took advantage to Philippines because we branded us a weak Asian countries. We are not weak. Having Missiles or nuclear weapons are not the base of being Powerful- it's the attitudes. If China continue stealing marine reefs in that island then one day time will come all Filipinos will boycott all their products, will boycott all the Chinese Giant mall or all Chinese businesses etc. Filipino people are very friendly and have a long patience but when the tap keeps flowing then that's the time we turn it off- Missiles or no missiles, Philippine Air-force or with No Philippine Air-force- time to dispatch these nonsense fight. The island is not going anywhere , the island always an island , The island has been there before China and Philippines being discovered. So stop this nonsense and if the war broke, then the whole entire Asian countries would be devastated because of our stupid brains. Even all kinds of mamals, animals, insects, trees, oceans, lakes, mountains, land, houses will become vanish because of our stupid braincells. So stop being arrogant to each other and try to patch up things in a civil way. Communicating is the best way to solve the problem. Not the missiles, or gun powder or fighter jets, blah, blah! Enough and make the Asian countries the best continent in the UNIVERSE. Now go and sit down and both must compromise each other and don't stand up each other because of this stupid island. Again, the island is not going anywhere, if you fight then the whole entire Asian people will be vanish and the island still the same! We don't want people suffering fron stupid acts, we don't want to see our ricefield ruins by this fight, we don't want to see kids suffer from generation to generation like what happened to Hiroshima, we don't want any of those! China and Philippines must cooperate together and be compromise. That's enough!
Like family!!!!!LOLOL!!!!! Then I guess you would take a bus load of your family and gun them down like they did in Manila.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#6 Apr 15, 2012
yup crystal, just bend over and take it like a good mommy haha. What is it with filpina submissiveness? YOu be the daddy china and I will be the mommy lol

Not like you have a choice in the matter anyways, as kenny said what are you going to do sit on a roof top with A BOX of rocks and through them at the attacking Chinese lol
ofgs

Quezon City, Philippines

#7 Apr 15, 2012
pasig yankeeNY wrote:
yup crystal, just bend over and take it like a good mommy haha. What is it with filpina submissiveness? YOu be the daddy china and I will be the mommy lol
Not like you have a choice in the matter anyways, as kenny said what are you going to do sit on a roof top with A BOX of rocks and through them at the attacking Chinese lol
yeah and why would anyone even ask this stupid question?

if the dead faced droolers hadnt scrapped their free radar systems theyd actually be able to see if and when ANYONE approaches their territory.
theres so many holes the fence here it goes on day and night.
Gloria kawatan

Apple Valley, CA

#9 Apr 16, 2012
There is no way the philippines can stand against China. Philippines is the weakest them all.

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#10 Apr 16, 2012
ofgs wrote:
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yeah and why would anyone even ask this stupid question?
if the dead faced droolers hadnt scrapped their free radar systems theyd actually be able to see if and when ANYONE approaches their territory.
theres so many holes the fence here it goes on day and night.
That's why I say that ship we gave them won't last a year. Filipino's don't believe in maintenance, that takes money.
ofgs

Philippines

#12 Apr 16, 2012
Don the American wrote:
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That's why I say that ship we gave them won't last a year. Filipino's don't believe in maintenance, that takes money.
grumble growl and roar. its such a silly funny place, but i love it anyway...:)
Joe

Singapore, Singapore

#13 Apr 16, 2012
Pnoys has lost the fighting spirit for hundred of years. I won't be surprised if one day China will rules Philippines. There is only way to go to West Pacific, you have to cross Philippines before you take Guam, Hawai and Australia.

This is how thing started, just like Mischief in 1995, first it is a buoy, then the fishermen boat, then shelter, military structure, cannons and finally troops and civilian will land in.

Look at Vietnm, they are about half the side of Philippines and closed to China but they have never failed to stand up, that is how they have survived for thousand of years.

You want US to back you up, only if you are a capable partner such as Japan, Korea and Vietnam

Stand up and fight, this is your country

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#14 Apr 17, 2012
Joe wrote:
Pnoys has lost the fighting spirit for hundred of years. I won't be surprised if one day China will rules Philippines. There is only way to go to West Pacific, you have to cross Philippines before you take Guam, Hawai and Australia.
This is how thing started, just like Mischief in 1995, first it is a buoy, then the fishermen boat, then shelter, military structure, cannons and finally troops and civilian will land in.
Look at Vietnm, they are about half the side of Philippines and closed to China but they have never failed to stand up, that is how they have survived for thousand of years.
You want US to back you up, only if you are a capable partner such as Japan, Korea and Vietnam
Stand up and fight, this is your country
They won't stand and fight. They want others to do it for them.
lee

Shanghai, China

#15 Apr 17, 2012
BIG NO!!! NOT EVEN AMERICA CAN STAND UP TO US!!! HAHA but i still praise you for having the guts to think of such fantasy!

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#16 Apr 17, 2012
lee wrote:
BIG NO!!! NOT EVEN AMERICA CAN STAND UP TO US!!! HAHA but i still praise you for having the guts to think of such fantasy!
lol! I praise you for having so much national pride that your brain malfunctions. The US money stops pouring in for China and....? Not to mention the superiority of the US military vs Chinas? Id give you 6 months tops and you will be learning English lol
Yoongjun

Shenzhen, China

#17 Apr 17, 2012
us CANT EVEN CONQUER aFGHANISTAN'S TALIBAN AND YOU DREAM OF ATTACKING CHINA?? LOLLL

JUST REMEMBER THIS LINE

"NOT EVEN AMERICA CAN STAND UP TO US!!!" that's a great quote and also not to mention US' debt superiority over China's HAHA
lolateveryonegre edy

Philippines

#18 Apr 20, 2012
just nuke scarborough shoal into dust also spratly islands, so that theres nothing to fight over. in the end everything will turn to dust even every countries so called superpowers or hi-tech weapons. and if theres one event i want to be a reality its galactus eating the earth for a drive thru snack.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#19 Apr 20, 2012
Don the American wrote:
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They won't stand and fight. They want others to do it for them.
China is having fun poking the flips in the azz. It seems they are just provoking this situation in an effort to get the 7th fleet in on it.
It wouldnt surprise me if china fired on the flips just to see what would happen.
FAIRNESS

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Apr 20, 2012
loboman wrote:
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China is having fun poking the flips in the azz. It seems they are just provoking this situation in an effort to get the 7th fleet in on it.
It wouldnt surprise me if china fired on the flips just to see what would happen.
Next time china become poor no tossing trash for them to eat please. Let them all starve to bones.
FAIRNESS

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Apr 20, 2012
pasig yankeeNY wrote:
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lol! I praise you for having so much national pride that your brain malfunctions. The US money stops pouring in for China and....? Not to mention the superiority of the US military vs Chinas? Id give you 6 months tops and you will be learning English lol
It may not be too hard to teach english to a handfull of chinese who will survive a first round knockout blow it's the only way to fight a dangerous well armed biggest military in the world. It's the only way.
Joe

Singapore, Singapore

#22 Apr 22, 2012
Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese , Thais, Australian you have make a stand, this is how th ww2 started. when German started testing the warter in 1939, no countries dared to speak up by the time half of Europe conquered it was already to late to stop Natzi. China started in 2012 with the same vain, how similar it was.
Germany nation thought they were bullied by allies, and had strong military to take on the world, need new markets and raw materials.
Same thing happening now with China as with German in 1939.
So what options do Pinoy have left, RAM china boats, this is your last chance. Only way to stop bully is to fight back. The world will make a stand with you ONLY after you make a stand fight for yourself
bituin

Australia

#23 Apr 22, 2012
Yes, PH not alone PH have US and allies and peace loving countries stand by and PH has moral and legal right.

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