P-Noy commends National Book Store for pulling out China-made globes that showed China’s territorial line encompassing disputed areas

InterAksyon.com, citing Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, reports that "President Benigno Aquino III was ’delighted and proud’ of National Book Store for recalling  China-manufactured globes that showed the disputed territories as part of China."


The report revealed: "In his letter of commendation to NBS vice president for purchasing Cecilia Ramos-Licauco, del Rosario said the company demonstrated ’its patriotism in the protection of Philippine sovereign rights over West Philippine Sea’ when it withdrew the globes from its shelves."


The report explained that "the globes contained China’s contentious nine-dash line encompassing almost the entire West Philippine Sea, including the Spratlys and the Scarborough Shoal, which have been the flashpoints in the relationship between the two countries."


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