Originally Posted by NicoLikesHarem
I really think that the Philippine government just give the Spratlys to China. It has a lot of disadvantages for us if the government keeps on holding the right.
First of all, increasing tensions between the two countries over the ownership of the islands escalated to routine patrols by each country's navy. What do the Philippines have against China? The difference in military power is big. China is more like a superpower, and the Philippines are going to get squished like bugs.
Second, even if the Philippines got the islands, they won't have the fund to mine for the precious resources around the islands.
Yes, PH cannot be compared to China in terms of military power. But of course, we're not espousing for war. PH just asserts their claim.
The treaty is what everybody should know and follow.
Also, it's not the whole Spratly's Islands PH is claiming. It's just the Kalayaan Group of Islands (Freedom Islands) which is just a part of the whole they're claiming which is I believed China is starting to "conquer".
PH is gradually losing its territories. First was Las Palmas now Indonesian Miangas, and also North Borneo now Malaysian Sabah.
I hope PH is still the 2nd largest archipelago in the whole world whatever the results of this issue. lol