MANILA – A Filipino-American group is urging Filipinos to boycott Chinese-made products as a form of protest to China’s so-called “bullying.”
The US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) noted how China has been behaving “aggressively” in the West Philippine Sea dispute with its neighboring countries.
“We know that this is a difficult thing to ask people to stop buying products from China but this has to be done eventually, Ted Laguatan, legal counsel for USP4GG said as quoted in an ABS-CBN News report.
He added that though it might be hard to boycott Chinese products, Filipinos should start doing it to express its will against China.
“But this is an important thing to express to the Filipino people that China is engaged in aggressive behavior,” Laguatan added.
“China is acting like a rogue nation; like a non-civilized member of the global community. Therefore, their attempt to get these oil resources of the Philippines by building these military bases on Philippine territory should be stopped,” he said.
The group also scheduled the anti-China boycott day on June 12, in time of the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day.