President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III is still undecided to convene the National Security Council despite China’s increasing aggression in the disputed South China Sea or the West Philippines Sea.


Presidential spokesperson  Abigail Valte replied when ask  via text messages , is it necessary for Aquino to meet the NSC to tackle China’s Aggression?  She said “In the President’s view, not at this time.”

“From time to time, Cabinet’s security cluster and relevant departments present which is composed of defense, military and police officials regularly tackles the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China in its meetings with Aquino.” Valte added.

“We have dealt with other national security-related issues as well as other matter through the mechanism of the security cluster,” she added.

imagesHowever, for Senator Chiz Escudero the best time to convene the National Security Council is now. “It might indeed be best to convene the NSC in order to bring everybody in the loop given that this is an issue facing our country and people regardless of political affiliation.”