China consul sinita ni Risa: Pinas ‘wag turuan sa independent foreign policy

China consul sinita ni Risa: Pinas ‘wag turuan sa independent foreign policy

August 5, 2022 @ 4:09 PM 1 week ago


MANILA, Philippines – Matinding sinopla ni Senador Risa Hontivero si Huang Xilian ng People’s Republic of China hinggil sa “pagle-lecture” nito na kailangan mahigpit na pairalin ng Pilipinas ang “One China principle.”

Sa pahayag, sinabi ni Hontiveros na hindi dapat umasta ang Chinese ambassador na tila tinuturuan ang Pilipinas kung paano itataguyod ang adhikain ng bansa sa foreign policy.

“The Chinese Ambassador should not presume to lecture the Philippines as to how we should pursue our foreign policy objectives. The Philippines is a sovereign state, following an independent foreign policy,” giit ni Hontiveros.

Sinabi ni Hontiveros na walang karapatan ang embahador na manghimasok sa independent foreign policy ng bansa dahil karapatan ito ng Pilipinas kung paano ipatutupad ng patakaran sa ibang nasyon.

“Must I also remind the Ambassador that in our pursuit of our independent foreign policy, the Philippines has every right, at any time, to review, amend, or modify our foreign policy,” giit ni Hontiveros.

“In fact, the Ambassador shouldn’t pontificate on such policies, especially considering that his country stubbornly and steadfastly refuses to recognize a decision rendered by an international arbitral court, and ignores and flouts international law in the West Philippine Sea when it suits her interest,” dagdag ng senador.

Kinuwestiyon din ni Hontiveros ang sinasabing “special relationship” sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at China na tila tanging Beijing lamang ang nakikinabang.

“As for the so-called “special relationship” between the Philippines and China, ano nga ba ang special relationship na ito? Hegemon-Client State? Master-Servant? Bully-Victim? Huwag silang magmando ng kung ano ang dapat gawin ng bansa natin, kung hindi nga nila magawang respetuhin ang ating karagatan, teritoryo, at soberanya,” paliwanag ng senadora.

Aniya, lantaran ang pambabastos ng embahador sa soberenya ng Pilipinas dahil gusto nitong “utusan” ang bansa na sundin ang kanilang kagustuhan.

“It is unfortunate that the good Ambassador felt the need to impose his will on our country, disrespecting our agency and autonomy. Ang Pilipinas ay may sariling pagkakakilanlan at pag-iisip. Huwag sana nilang pangunahan,” ayon kay Hontiveros. Ernie Reyes