Filipino fishing boat owner: We want justice, not war against China

F/B Gem-Vir 1 / Photo from RMN.ph

On Tuesday, the owner of F/B Gem-Vir 1 said they want justice, not war against China.

According to GMA News Online, Fe Dela Torre, wife of the fishing boat’s owner said they are asking for appropriate reparation.

Hindi po gyera hanap namin, ‘yung managot ay ‘yung barkong bumangga at danyos sa mga nasira at panahon na nasayang,” she said in a text message.

Her reaction came after the remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte that it was a “maritime incident” where a Chinese fishing vessel hit and sank a Filipino fishing boat in Recto (Reed) Bank.

Well I’m sorry but that’s how it is. It is a maritime incident. Little in the sense that there was no confrontation, there was no bloody violence,” Duterte said at an event in Mandaluyong City on Monday.

Kung gusto mo gumanti, that is not a reason to go to any military exercise there. 'Pag ginawa mo ‘yan, giyera ‘yan,” he added.

Dela Tore said the FB Gem-Vir 1 is not yet repaired.

Hindi pa po nagagalaw o nare-repair kasi po wala pang sapat at wala pa pong tulong para po sa pagre-repair,” she said.

Dela Torre’s family and the crew aboard F/B Gem-Vir 1 previously said that damage and losses from the incident cost P2 million.


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