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"Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China" Banners Make Us Feel Like We're in a Black Mirror Episode

Here's what people are saying online.


 

(SPOT.ph) President Duterte on February 19 made a controversial joke about making the Philippines a “province of China.” Today, July 12, people in the Metro were in for quite a shock as they spotted banners proclaiming "Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China," draped over several pedestrian bridges in various parts of the city, including Ninoy Aquino International Airport, along Quezon Avenue, and España Boulevard. So far, no one knows who is responsible for these tarps, but the fact that the move falls on the second anniversary of the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal's declaration on who has sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea is not lost on us.

 

 

 

Most people took online to react to the banners, and the reactions, as expected, are mixed.

 

It seems like a bad dream when you first see it...and then you realize you're awake.

 

Apologies to our forefathers.

 

The timing would make you wonder.

 

Hmm, something to think about.

 

They are definitely eye-catching.

 

Well.

 

We have to admit, we're confused too.

 

Point taken.

 

LOL, he has a point!

 

Time to redo our paperwork...?

 

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