Dedma lang dapat sa Cold War mentality: Asia-Pacific, uunlad-PBBM

Dedma lang dapat sa Cold War mentality: Asia-Pacific, uunlad-PBBM

January 17, 2023 @ 11:40 AM 2 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines – SINABI ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. na maaaring isulong ng mga bansa sa Asia-Pacific region ang kanilang kapalaran at hindi dapat magpaapekto sa umiigting na geopolitical rivalry.

Ani Pangulong Marcos, ang cold War mentality ay isang bagay na wala silang balak na suportahan.

Ang komento na ito ni Pangulong Marcos ay kanyang sinabi sa luncheon meeting na hinost para sa kanya at sa mga Philippine chief executive officers ng Philippine Economic Development Cabinet Cluster sa Davos, Switzerland.

Ang Pangulo ay kasalukuyang nasa Davos para sa World Economic Forum (WEF).

Inamin ng Pangulo na may presyur sa Asia-Pacific countries na mag- take sides o pumanig bunsod ng matinding geopolitical tension sa rehiyon.

Gayunman, sinabi ng Pangulo na ang Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at ang Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies ay determinado na hindi bumalik sa Cold War mentality, kung saan pipili sila kung sasailalim o magpapasakop sa impluwensiya ng Soviet Union o Estados Unidos.

Ang Pilipinas ay nasa “very precarious position” dahil nasa front line ng girian kaya’t nasabi ni Pangulong Marcos na “This is the very fine line that the Philippines has to choose.”

“However, I think we are determined as a group in ASEAN and in the Indo-Pacific, those around the Indo-Pacific, despite all of this conflict we are determined to stay away from that,” aniya pa rin

“And simply because we are anchored in the idea that the future of the Indo-Pacific, the future of Asia-Pacific for example cannot be determined by any one but the countries of the Asia-Pacific and that removes us immediately from that idea that you must choose, we choose our friends, we choose our neighbors, that’s the choice that we will make,” winika nito..

Aniya pa, hangad niya at ng iba pang lider sa rehiyon ang multi-polar system sa South China Sea kung saan “no one country is in control.”

“Around the South China Sea, we all desire a more multi-polar. However, the forces of us going back to that Cold War type of scenario where you have to choose one side or the other are strong. And when I speak to the other ASEAN, APEC members and the other leaders and I ask them and they ask me, ‘Do you feel it that you must choose?’ And I say, ‘Yes, don’t you?’ And unanimously, they say yes,” aniya pa rin. Kris Jose