Greetings from concerned Filipinos and peoples from around the world!
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. It is well within our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
THEREFORE WE, the undersigned, call on the government of the People's Republic of China -- to respect Philippine Sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal, as well as the international laws of the sea.
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 justice, freedom and the right of every sovereign nation to protect its resources and boundaries in peace. Scarborough Shoal has always been, and always will be -- part of Philippine Territory and under Philippine Sovereignty.