“We need eight senators to vote against PEPA, and we have to convince seven more senators. That’s the current scorecard. Convincing seven more senators is a tough job, so we need to intensify the resistance and engaged the fight actively in the parliament of the streets, in the court of public opinion and in the halls of Senate,” said Arnold Padilla, No Deal! JPEPA spokesperson.
Meant for Japan’s survival
Pamalakaya argued that the economic agreement will allow Japanese factory ships to fish inside the country’s territorial waters as provided by the agreement’s provisions pertaining to national treatment and most favored sections of JPEPA.