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President Aquino’s Sovereignty Pronouncements Are One-Sided and Deceptive
Press Release Posted on April 26th, 2012.
Rep. Emmi De Jesus, 0917-3221203
Rowena Festin, 0915-6349308
“President Aquino’s concept of sovereignty is muddled and one-sided. While he points his finger to China for encroaching on Philippine territory, his other fingers are signaling enticements to the US Armed Forces and foreign companies like Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron to impinge on our sovereignty and steal our nation’s patrimony,” said GWP Rep. Emmi de Jesus on the President’s statements on the issue.
“It is only proper that the Philippines asserts its territorial and economic claims over these disputed islands in opposition to BOTH China and US. Parang nanay na pinoprotektahan ang kanyang mga anak sa loob ng tahanan bilang pinakamahalaga niyang kayamanan, laban sa mga kapitbahay niyang Tsino at Amerikano na lalapastanganin ang kanyang mga anak. Bilang nanay, dapat niyang pigilan ang kanyang mga kapitbahay dahil alam niyang labag sa interes at kaligtasan ng kanyang mga anak ang gagawin ng kanyang mga kapitbahay. Pero dapat ay alam din niya kung ano ang tamang paraan sa pagsalag sa Tsino niyang kapitbahay na tirador ang dala, at sa kapitbahay niyang Kano na isang batalyon at de-kalibreng kagamitang pang-gera ang bitbit,” Rep. De Jesus added.
The Gabriela solon contrasted President Aquino’s stance in opposing China’s incursion while welcoming US military intervention disguised as a 'neighbourly gesture of help'. She noted that the two areas in the South China Sea are among the 15 oil and gas exploration blocks which will be opened for bids this week.
De Jesus further explained that by allowing the US troops within the Philippine territory, Aquino is putting the lives and livelihood of the Filipino people in greater danger. The claim over the Spratlys should be pursued through peaceful and diplomatic means and never at the expense of our people’s safety and interest.
“With the pace that the government is selling the country’s resources, we are concerned that time will come when the next generations will be left with nothing to support the country’s national industries. As women and mothers, we demand the Aquino government to immediately stop the total sell-out of our sovereignty. Huwag na tayong magpalinlang. Langis ang tunay na pinag-aawayan sa mga lugar na ito. Yaman na dapat nating pinangangalagaan para sa mga susunod pa nating salinlahi,” ended De Jesus.