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× Palace rejects Hontiveros call to recall diplomats to China

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang rejected on Thursday the appeal of Senator Risa Hontiveros to recall Philippine diplomats in China amid the Recto Bank "collision" issue.

"Lahat ng options kino-consider 'yan (We've considered that option). We don't need the advice of the good senator on that," Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing.

In a statement, Hontiveros said President…