I often wonder what’s going on in the madman’s head. President Duterte said that if we will just “remain meek and humble,” China might be merciful and will give us a bigger share from the joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). In short, we have to “behave” to gain more from the resources that rightfully belong to us in the first place as affirmed by the UN Arbitral Tribunal’s ruling in July 2016.
According to him, “negotiation,” which judging from his actions, actually means capitulation to China’s agenda, is a better option than going to war and sacrifice the lives of our soldiers. Of course, war is not an option but neither is subservience to a foreign invader.
I am sure there are other ways to defend our national sovereignty and territory like the vigorous assertion of the Tribunal’s ruling and continuous filing of strong diplomatic protests like what Vietnam is doing. We can also join international calls to pressure China stop its military build-up in the WPS and to join efforts in finding a just and peaceful solution to the conflict over this area.
Hindi po itong ginagawang lantarang pagkakanulo ni Duterte sa interes ng ating bayan. Ilang pirasong pilak po kaya ang kapalit? Kasi po nakapagtataka. Napakatapang ng Pangulo kapag aawayin nya ang mga institusyong pumupuna sa mga paglabag sa karapatang pantao tulad ng European Union, UN, at Commission on Human Rights pero pagdating sa China, daig pa nya ang maamong tupa. Umuurung bigla ang dila niya.
Ang kailangan po natin ay matatag na liderato na titindig laban sa mga sumusubok sumakop sa atin. Ang problema, dahan-dahan na nga tayong sinasakop, pero ang stratehiya ng gobyerno ay makipagkaibigan at magpakumbaba upang maawa at palimusan tayo ng Tsina.
Kawawa talaga ang bansa natin. May pangulo tayo na ang katapatan o loyalty ay nasa China, hindi sa Pilipinas.
Turning a blind eye to China’s military expansion in our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) over the West Philippine Sea and entering into a “joint exploration” with them are nothing short of a betrayal of the Filipino people. No, this is not just failure to adopt an effective foreign policy, this is treason – definitely an impeachable offense. ###