Where is Locsin’s pride and dignity?
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. was said to have already “lodged 100 protests” against China for its various incursions in the West Philippine Sea. But honestly, who is keeping count? China has never taken his protests seriously as President Duterte continues to play footsie with President Xi Jinping. When will Locsin realize how irrelevant he has become? Where is his sense of pride or dignity? A self-respecting foreign secretary would have resigned his post at the slightest hint that his boss, the president, does not care to have his back on a matter he is so passionate about.
Locsin used to be the late president Cory Aquino’s “golden boy” due to his brilliance and clear-headedness. He was even tasked to write Aquino’s momentous speech before the United States Congress in 1986 which added sheen to the Filipinos’ finest hour following the overthrow of the despicable regime of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. What the heck happened to this guy? Now he speaks for a copycat dictator who is doing much worse than any past president had ever done—selling the country out to China and pushing for the stupidest idea of this country becoming a “province” of China (even if said only as a “joke”)?!
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