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Alejano: Chinese H-6K bombers in Spratlys a ‘clear and present danger’ to PH

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Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano said China’s deployment of nuclear-strike capable bombers on its artificial islands in the South China Sea should be a “cause for alarm” in the Philippines, which is within range of the attack capability.

“It is crystal clear that China is strengthening its militarization of the South China Sea, having deployed an H-6K bomber aircraft after setting up a missiles system just last month,” he said in a statement.

The former Marine captain pointed out that H-6K is a strategic bomber with combat radius of 3,500 kilometers.

“The range of the bomber practically covers the entire Philippine territory and should definitely cause alarm. I condemn the recent actions of China as this further erodes peace and stability in the region,” the Magnificent 7 lawmaker said.

“We are seeing a clear and present danger,” Alejano said.

“Hanggang kailan mananahimik ang administrasyong Duterte sa usaping ito? Liban na lamang kung talagang nagpagapi na ito sa China at naibenta na ang ating mga teritoryo kapalit ng mga loans na may panganib din na maglubog sa atin sa utang,” he added.

:The issue of China’s militarization in the South China Sea is not a concern of one country alone. This is a global concern. Right now, the Philippine government is acting selfishly, and foolishly, by dismissing the installation of military-grade weapons as something not to be concerned about,” he said.

“With the silence and subservience of the Philippine government to China, we are placing in grave danger not only our country, but also our neighboring nations. It is a shame and utter disappointment that we have a President who only thinks of protecting his reins to power, instead of protecting his people,” Alejano said.