Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. plans to file a diplomatic protest against the reported presence of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island but has no plans to making it public.
“I don’t see the difference between notes verbale and diplomatic protests. If there is a major difference, Sal, I will thenceforth file diplomatic protests,” Locsin tweeted.
Asked by a netizen if the protest will be released to the public, Locsin replied: “No way, José. So the ignorant will react self-importantly?”