Respect Philippine Sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal
  • Petitioning The People's Republic of China

This petition will be delivered to:

The People's Republic of China

Respect Philippine Sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal

    1. Filipinos Worldwide
    2. Petition by

      Filipinos Worldwide

      San Juan City, Philippines

We, the undersigned, call on the People's Republic of China to respect the international laws of the sea, and Philippine Sovereignty over the Scarborough Shoal.

Scarborough Shoal (or Bajo de Masinloc) is only 124 nautical miles from Masinloc town in Zambales, Philippines, but is 500 nautical miles away from Hainan, the nearest province of China.

We are against any acts of aggression or violence by any and all countries involved in this standoff. We believe that a resolution based on mutual respect and good will can be achieved.

By signing this petition, we stand with peoples from around the world who believe in freedom and the right of every sovereign nation to protect its resources and boundaries. Scarborough Shoal has always been, and always will be -- part of Philippine Territory and under Philippine Sovereignty!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Fight bullies in our own backyard

      Filipinos Worldwide
      Petition Organizer
      China's salami-slicing cabbage strategy to seize PH islands and reefs

      While the Philippines was preoccupied with the controversy over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard on May 9, little attention was paid to the arrival on May 8 of three Chinese naval ships at the Ayungin Reef (Second Thomas Shoal), the gateway to the oil and mineral rich Reed Bank, just 105 nautical miles from Palawan Island, within the 200 mile exclusive economic zone of the Philippines.

    3. 300 churches set to pray on August 21

      Filipinos Worldwide
      Petition Organizer

      Over 300 cities and towns in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Philippines have already signed up to join the Global Day of Prayer for Peace in the Scarborough Shoal on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 to pray for a peaceful resolution of the Philippines territorial dispute with China.

    4. Join us for the August 21 Global Day of Prayer for Justice and Peace

      Filipinos Worldwide
      Petition Organizer

      We ask you, dear friends, to help us spread the word about what's happening in the Philippines' Scarborough Shoal. Let August 21 (the anniversary of Ninoy Aquino's assassination) be a day of prayerful unity for us all, as we "implore the aid of Almighty God" to protect our shores from the bullying of China's ships. Marami pong salamat at pagpalain kayo ng Poong Maykapal!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. PEOPLE'S MANIFESTO

      Filipinos Worldwide
      Petition Organizer

      On this day, Filipinos spread out all over the world are holding peaceful demonstrations to protest the continuing acts of aggression by China in Scarborough Shoal that is part of Philippine territory. Read the complete manifesto at www.USPGG.org

    7. Reached 750 signatures
    8. Unity in diversity

      Filipinos Worldwide
      Petition Organizer

      We Filipinos differ in opinions about everything, almost all the time. But when it comes to protecting what or who we love, we instinctively unite, forget our differences and rush to defend our beloved ones. This petition is a display of that same instinct to protect and defend -- but this time, it is our beloved country who needs us. It is a country that may be small, but immensely rich with natural resources -- including the often most overlooked resource of all: its people. We, the sovereign Filipino people, have the power to unite for what is true and rightfully ours. Many of us have the power of faith in the Almighty God, Who has time and again, proven to us that circumstances which can only be explained as Divine intervention can -- and do -- happen in this time and age. "Blessed is the nation, whose God is the LORD!"

    9. Will friends of the Philippines stand up to China?

      Filipinos Worldwide
      Petition Organizer

      On May 7, 2012, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying summoned the Philippine consular officer in Beijing to demand that the Philippines “withdraw its vessels in the sea area around Huangyan Island, and to never again impede the operations of Chinese fishing vessels or Chinese government vessels performing their duties in accordance with Chinese law,” Fu said.

    10. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • larry jimeno TANAUAN CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • 2 months ago

      for obvious reasons

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • jun capon CEBU, PHILIPPINES
      • 7 months ago

      What is ours is ours. It's as simple as that.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • limuel lamigo DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • 7 months ago

      i love my country. i will defend it with my life if needed...

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Raymund Kapuno DIPOLOG CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • 9 months ago

      Because it is part of my beloved Philippines.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Apollo Inserto WOODSTOCK, MD
      • 9 months ago

      Philippine has the right to own the West Philippine Sea.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.