Drilon asks: ‘What do you call a friend who abandons a friend in times of need?’

MANILA, Philippines --- "What do you call a friend who abandons a friend in times of need?"   This was the question posed by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday following the incident in the West Philippine Sea where a Chinese vessel abandoned a sinking Philippine vessel after hitting it. "This incident demands strong and immediate action. We cannot let this incident pass. No self-respecting nation will allow that," Drilon said in a statement, as he also called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to immediately file a diplomatic protest against China.   In a tweet Thursday, Foreign Affairs Sec. Teodoro Locsin said he already fired off a dipl...

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