Yahoo! poll shows Filipinos willing to boycott China-made goods

The controversy over the so-called Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea (which is also called the South China Sea) has driven calls for a boycott on Chinese-made products.

Asking our readers to answer this question, the Yahoo! Philippines online poll last month showed that about 70 percent (31,350) who voted agreed that there should be a boycott. Only 25 percent (11,225) said, "No."

Meanwhile, only 2 percent (1,027) was not sure what the issue was, and 3 percent said "they're not sure" if they understood the issue.

The call for boycott is an offshoot of the ongoing spat over the oil-rich group of islands, west of the Philippines.

Apart from China, Brueni, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam claim parts of the South China Sea.

The Palace has rejected calls to boycott China-made products last month, stressing it was not government's policy to call for such actions. A spokesperson said they would rather seek "peaceful settlement" of the issue.

Albay Representative Joey Salceda, an ally of President Benigno Aquino III, was among those who called for a boycott.

This week, Filipino officials banned a Chinese diplomat in a recent discussion over the feud on Spratlys.

For weeks, tensions over the disputed islands were at a high, as China conducted Naval drills in the area.

Both the Philippines and the United States are now pushing the Spratlys issue in the the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum in Bali, Indonesia this month.

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Lenten procession more than just a spectacle VERA Files - The Inbox

    Text and photos by Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files Baliuag, Bulacan--This town is hosting what could be the country’s biggest Lenten procession consisting of more than 100 religious statues riding on carriages or carrozas. But concerns are being raised that … Continue reading → …

  • Holy Week in Mt Banahaw: Mysticism meets Catholicism VERA Files - The Inbox

    Text and photos by Patricia Isabel Gloria, VERA Files Dolores, Quezon—Around this time each year, hundreds of devotees flock to Barangay Sta. Lucia in Dolores, Quezon on the slopes of Mount Banahaw to celebrate Holy Week. Here, mysticism meets Catholicism, … Continue reading → …

  • Simbang lakad for Lolo Uweng VERA Files - The Inbox
    Simbang lakad for Lolo Uweng

    By April Anne Benjamin, VERA Files San Pedro, Laguna--For 14 Maundy Thursdays now, Inding Amoranto has prayed the rosary while walking the eight-kilometer distance from her house to the Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulcher in the village of … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options