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Utter humiliation for the country, thanks to our President

/ 05:02 AM July 16, 2021

The news item “Gov’t urged to act immediately on latest issues concerning West Philippine Sea,” (7/14/21) left us wondering whether we should laugh or cry. There was supposedly public outrage over the Chinese ambassador’s remark that the Arbitral Award in favor of the Philippines was nothing but a “piece of waste paper,” but seriously, what’s the fuss all about? The Chinese envoy was just repeating what President Duterte had said months ago (“Duterte on PH win over China: ‘That’s just paper; I’ll throw that in the waste basket’,” 5/6/21)! Mr. Duterte himself saw no value in the Philippines’ victory, so why blame China for agreeing with him totally?

Thanks to their duly elected president, our people deserve this utter humiliation. Yet, despite knowing now that they had voted for a president who couldn’t care less about the public outrage his subservience to China is causing, they continue to give him very high approval ratings, which has only emboldened him to go for another six years, by hook or by crook.

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“Duterte-Duterte tandem leads in Pulse Asia survey,” (7/13/21) reads a recent news item. Is there still any doubt what lies ahead for this country? For the love of God, are there no more Filipinos in the current regime decent enough to say enough?

Marcelo “JR” Garcis, [email protected]

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