MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. rejected ideas to seek support from the international community following the collision incident in the West Philippine Sea.
“Fuck the international community. It can be bought. This is our fight and in the end ours alone,” Locsin tweeted Thursday morning (Philippine Time).
He was responding to Victor Ricolcol who suggested launching a formal protest by talking to the international community while simultaneously asking “other friendly nations for support.”
In a separate tweet posted Wednesday evening, Locsin condemned the abandonment of the 22 Filipino fishermen onboard the boat hit by a Chinese vessel.
“I take my cue from Defense Sec. Lorenzana. What is contemptible and condemnable is the abandonment of the crew to the elements,” said Locsin.
Screenshot of tweet from Locsin's Twitter page