A concerned Filipino citizen who is now living in the United States of America, Aris Aguirre published a very interesting statement on one of the most popular matter being tossed by several big news organizations in the Philippines and also the rivals of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in this 2016 presidential election.
Based on the son of Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre, there are many people wanted to hear his side regarding Mayor Rody Duterte’s statement concerning the US-Aussie matter which was sensationalized on several national news media in the Philippines.
Mayor Rody Duterte mentioned in his campaign sortie that “If I win the election, US and Aus won’t like me, then it is up to them to cut ties,” however the matter wasn’t on cutting ties with the country’s close allies but their interference on political election concerns which is disallowed under the country’s Omnibus Election Code. Filipinos were also misled in what they viewed on national TV and also read on national newspapers.
A lot of people is asking me what is my take regarding Digong’s statement about the US-AuS issue:
Currently we have the US primaries and let us reverse the situation. Our Philippine Ambassador to the US issued a statement on US media condemning the hardline stance of Republican Candidates on illegal immigration and castigating the Democratic candidates for their pro choice stand on Abortion and we raised a morality issue.
Do you think those candidates will take it lightly? Do you think those candidates will be gentle to the Philippines? Mind you those are legitimate concerns.
If you want to make it more personal, what if Bill Clinton that time was running for reelection then the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke out. As we are so “morally upright” as a nation the Philippine Embassy issued a statement in US media admonishing Clinton.
Will Bill Clinton bow down to our ambassador? The first thing he will do is to recall the US ambassador in the Philippines.Think! Read between the lines, Duterte’s point is we need to be proud as a Filipino.
We don’t need foreigners to tell us what is moral or not. We need to learn how to stand on what we have as a nation. We are too hang up on friendly ties and what will other countries will say against us. Eh p***** i**, yung gobyerno natin hindi natin mapagtiwalaan yung ibang bansa pa? Mag isip isip kayo! Be proud to be a Filipino!