THE incident in the South China Sea in which a Chinese ship rammed a Filipino fishing boat has caused so much controversy. Some sectors are so enraged by the incident and blamed the crew of the Chinese ship of intentionally doing it. Maybe and maybe not. President Duterte is right when he said that we must not rush to conclusions and only after a thorough and full-blown investigation we can arrive at a clear knowledge and understanding of what actually transpired.
On just being an accident, we cannot rule out the possibility that the one on watch at the bridge of the Chinese ship that fateful evening had slept or was drunk resulting into a catastrophe. This theory is boosted by the statements of some of the crew of the Filipino fishing vessel that believe that perhaps the ramming of the boat by the Chinese ship was just an accident.
At this point in time prudence dictates that we must keep our cool as the President admonished. Eventually the truth will come out and will set us free. (By Jose Goc-ong Hortelano, Biasong, Balamban, Cebu)