Exclude China from oil exploration – ex-AFP chief

Posted at 06/28/12 3:33 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Rep. Rodolfo Biazon, former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, said China should be excluded from any plans for a joint exploration of disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea.

He said the country should go into joint ventures with countries who are not claiming ownership, like the United States, Japan, the European Union and Australia.

Biazon is also urging the government to assign just one spokesperson on foreign affairs to avoid confusion.

Biazon cited the recent different statements on the incident at the Scarborough Shoal.