Message for Secretary Cayetano | Inquirer Opinion

Message for Secretary Cayetano

05:03 AM April 23, 2018

I wonder what the government would do in the case of Chinese military planes recently spotted on Panganiban Reef (Mischief Reef).

Our President has been intensely strengthening the country’s political and economic ties with China. He may know something that we don’t, or he might have legitimate reasons of his own, but that can’t console our worries and fears over the waning integrity of our national territory.

The vast amount of loans extended to us by China will certainly be one of the reasons why it will view our country as a submissive weakling that easily gives in to whatever it does or say.

If we don’t oppose it and take action, it will surely assume that we are fine with it, or that “we could not do anything about it.”


So, to Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, your beloved motherland and her people heartily rely on you to appropriately act on this matter.

We humbly ask you to enthusiastically carry out your good agency’s mission of promoting and protecting the interests of the Philippines in the global community, as what former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario religiously did.

JAC SORIANO, [email protected]

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