Philippines, despite China’s opposition to invite foreign exploration and oil and gas resources in the South China Sea
According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on the 27th, on the 27th, the Minister of Energy of the Philippines Alberto door las made to the investors to ensure that said, two oil and gas blocks northwest of Palawan Island, Philippines is the Philippines territory, foreign exploration for oil and gas resources in the South China Sea waters.It is understood that the two oil and gas blocks in the two blocks of the 15 blocks to allow foreign exploration in oil and gas resources in the Philippines Department of Energy launched in June last year, the fourth round of energy contracting projects. According to the chart provided by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants Web site, the total area of ??15 blocks of about 100,000 square kilometers. The third, and fourth blocks are within the scope of the South China Sea, China last year to report thereon to the Philippine side has made solemn protest.
Al door las said he did not panic because the Chinese government issued a stern protest, and stressed that “known to the Philippine side, there is no uncertainty”, “15 tender of the oil and gas blocks belong to the Philippine territory. Al gate las said, the Chinese government made solemn protest and will not hurt the interests of the 15 oil and gas blocks to investors issued a tender intention, because they expect to be awarded a service agreement, but they also all know that China has to issue a protest.As of last week, the total of 25 oil exploration companies identified to participate in bidding for 15 blocks.
The Daily Inquirer reported that del Rosario, Philippine Foreign Minister, said recently that joint development is clear that the Philippines, the West Philippine Sea (in China known as the South China Sea “) is not a feasible way to solve the problem of the Philippines and China. For resource-rich Spratly Islands, the Philippines is willing to consider joint development in disputed areas.
According to reports, Del Rosario, Ambassador to the Philippines before the last week to visit the Philippines, China, Wang Yingfan, Wang Chungui meeting, made the above statement. Del Rosario said the Philippines “very willing to invite Chinese investors in compliance with Philippine law, down to the ritual music beach investment, and pointed out that the ritual music beach is an essential part of the Philippines, for its part, can not is the joint development. Otherwise, it is a violation of the Constitution of the Philippines.
Wang Yingfan stressed that at this time, the two countries should be cooperation rather than confrontation and strife. Yingfan recommended that the Philippines to focus more on the country’s economic development. And allow U.S. involvement in the South China Sea dispute will render its settlement more complicated, the South China Sea issue will be more difficult to be solved. (Reporter-cum-Pei Juan)