Lacson desires U.N. peacekeepers in West PH Sea

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Lacson desires U.N. peacekeepers in West PH Sea
China stating it won't recognize the United Country's (U.N.) arbitral choice, Sen. Sound Lacson suggested there should be U.N. peacekeepers based in the West Philippine Sea to shield Filipino anglers.

Lacson on Wednesday said a U.N. contingent deployed in the Philippines' 200-nautical mile unique financial area (EEZ) would make China reconsider breaking the settlement judgment.

" With all its military may, I do not believe gegerahin [ng China] yung United Nations. Makakalaban nila dun community of countries na," he said.

[Translation: With all its armed forces might, I do not think China will certainly declare war against the United Nations. Or else, they will deal with a community of nations.]
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Peacekeepers, comprised of military observers, authorities workers, private citizens, and also volunteers from U.N. member-states, aid maintain peace in locations of dispute.

There are currently 16 peacekeeping operations led by the U.N., a lot of them situated in Africa.

A brand-new peacekeeping procedure needs a variety of consultations amongst stakeholders, in addition to a technical field evaluation in the problem area.

The U.N., nevertheless, states "success is never guaranteed" with peacekeeping.

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But Lacson additionally advised the federal government that prior to making any type of further relocations to carry out the tribunal decision, it would be very important for the Philippines to hold reciprocal talks first with China.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay formerly stated the Philippines might accept to China's demand for bilateral negotiations after the arbitral award had actually been released.

Lacson also lauded the Aquino management for elevating the disagreement at an international court, as opposed to straight discussing it with China.

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