Ahora estan construyendo en islas filipinas sin pensarselo! Que sera lo siguiente?
Aquino's hopes for Japan go beyond economic cooperation.
"Japan has to take an active role in ensuring stability in the rest of the world," he said.
The Philippines welcomes the Japanese government's attempt to expand the Self-Defense Forces' responsibilities with new legislation "in the sense that they will be more active partners" in international peacekeeping, the president said. Addressing a joint session of the Japanese parliament Tuesday, he declared that postwar "Japan's commitment to peace has been beyond question."
The Philippines is embroiled in a dispute with China in the South China Sea, where Chinese crews are building islands at a rapid clip, creating footholds in waters Manila claims fall within its exclusive economic zone. The U.S. and Japan have voiced concerns about this activity.
We "are really bothered by this unilateral action that seems not to do anybody any good," Aquino said in the interview.