Groups meet Xi Jinping with protests

Groups led by the Pilipinong Nagkakaisa para sa Soberanya (P1NAS), Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and Anakbayan met Xi Jinping’s arrival in the Philippines last November 20 with protests.

P1NAS trooped to the Chinese consulate in Makati to demand China’s withdrawal from the West Philippine Sea where it has conducted reclamation and constructed various military infrastructures. The group said that no amount of loan can make its illegal occupation acceptable to the Filipino people.

Joining the rally were members of Dumagat communities from Southern Tagalog which face threats of flooding with the impending construction of the China-funded Kaliwa Dam in Sierra Madre and Zambales fisherfolk who continue to be adversely affected by the Chinese coast guard’s occupation and control of the Scarborough Shoal.