Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano has mocked the intelligence of Senate President Tito Sotto after the latter claimed it was difficult to distinguish exclusive fishing rights in the West Philippine Sea.
To help Sotto address such difficulty, Alejano suggested the government should implement a “No ID, no entry” rule for fishes in the territorial waters under dispute between the Philippines and China.
“Talino! Hanapan natin ID ang mga isda. Pag walang ID, no entry. 🤣,” the defeated Otso Diretso senatorial candidate tweeted.
“Pag di marunong magtagalog, porener yan! 🤔😁 ,” he added.
Sotto earlier said it was hard to define exclusive fishing rights since fishes may come from China and the Philippines.
“It’s very difficult to say that there is exclusivity when it’s under water,” he said in an interview with ANC television. “The fish could be coming from China and the fish from the Philippines could be going to China,” he said.
The Senate President later clarified that his comments were “done with ‘tongue in cheek.'” “I’m tired of talking about it,” he tweeted.
Talino! Hanapan natin ID ang mga isda. Pag walang ID, no entry. 😂🤣— Gary Alejano (@GaryAlejano) June 27, 2019
Pag di marunong magtagalog, porener yan! 🤔😁 https://t.co/hr3vwVMFrq
My responses re WPS were done with "tongue in cheek". I'm tired of talking about it. @ABSCBNNews— Tito Sotto (@sotto_tito) June 27, 2019