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South China Sea: Listen to DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez – Not to Ramos

South China Sea





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that when it comes to South China Sea dispute, the people should pay more attention to the remarks of DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez. This is about the Philippines-China economic current ties instead of former President Fidel Ramos’ war threats. Ramos said that the Philippines can afford to launch an “economic war” with China in retaliation to their South China Sea illegal activities.






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News
[VIDEO]: Former President Fidel V. Ramos believes the Philippines can go on an “economic war” with China but only on a tiny scale after Beijing’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea.



Ramos’ Economic War

Ramos suggested what the President could do to fight back in the region’s dispute through an economic war with China on a very small basis. This could be in the form of promoting “what we can manufacture better than China,” he said. “If we are talking about a war on a tiny scale, maybe more on economics than anything else, yes we can go to war because it’s a reciprocal thing,” Ramos added.




PI-China Cooperation

Geng Shuang also said that the two countries have conducted cooperation in various fields since the current president offers his hands in friendship with China. “In this regard, I hope you will pay more attention to the recent remark of Secretary Ramon Lopez of Trade and Industry of the Philippines that the Philippine economy has gained from economic and trade cooperation with China,” Geng reiterated.




Good-Neighborliness

Beijing stressed that both President Du30 and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed on adhering to “good-neighborliness” and proper settlement of differences. This must be respected by former leaders of the country and its citizens. After all, the majority are for peace and not war.









Ramos’ Time was Over

With all due respect to former President Fidel V. Ramos, he had a lot of opportunities to solve the South China Sea dispute – but he had done nothing significant. Now, it’s the time of the new Philippine President Du30 and he should not meddle with the agreements of both countries for peace by criticizing the Filipino President’s actions on the issue through media.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/04/27/1694426/china-downplays-ramos-remarks-economy-pay-attention-dti-chief




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UN Delegate: Robredo’s Exaggerations to Discredit PDu30 Destroy the Nation – Look at the CA to know the President

Robredo





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Michael Francis Acebedo Lopez, a Filipino delegate to the United Nations General Assembly appeals and files a complaint against VP Leni Robredo for addressing false claims against the Du30 administration. He said that Robredo has betrayed the public’s trust by spreading lies. The president, however, is not surprised why the VP is in a hurry to replace him as president. It is a general knowledge that like the late Corazon Aquino, she really did not win the 2016 elections in which Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest is still underway.






Youtube video by; Pacific News
[VIDEO]: Filipino Former delegate to the United Nations General Assembly Michael Francis Acebedo Lopez appeals and files a complaint against VP Leni Robredo for addressing false claims against the administration.



Creeping Dictatorship?

A dictator is a ruler who uses absolute power. A state ruled by a dictator is called a dictatorship. The Philippines is a democratic country for one thing, so a dictator cannot thrive in the system. The present CA rulings attest that the president is not in any means a dictator. He has respect for the law and follows due process in every situation that the country is in. This includes Senator Leila De Lima’s imprisonment over drug charges. Let’s take a look at the CA:




Powerful CA

Members of the Commission of Appointments vow to scrutinize the President’s appointees. It looks like it keeps that promise, especially when grilling Environment Secretary Gina Lopez and the rejection of Perfecto Yasay Jr. as foreign affairs chief. Senator Panfilo Lacson and Dr. Edna Co of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Good Governance explain the inner workings of the CA in a media interview.




Plead not Heard

The President also appealed to the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) to give Gina Lopez a chance. He pleads to allow Lopez to present her case. He also asks Congress to look how devastated the environment is.  The CA bypassed Lopez’s appointment. Du30 reappointed her and publicly declares his support for her policies. This includes her suspension of mining operations that made her the target of powerful economic players.






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Cannot Save Yasay

Congressional leaders inform the president that there is no way Yasay could hurdle the appointments body because of questions over his previous US citizenship. The powerful appointments body rejected Yasay’s ad interim appointment after lawmakers found out that he lied when he said he did not hold a US passport. As the president’s roommate when they were younger, he knew that Yasay went to the US to seek asylum. Yasay did not want to live in the US but avoided the Philippines because he was “wanted” during martial law. Yasay was petitioned by his wife, an American citizen. The president admits, he cannot save Yasay anymore.

 




http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/03/13/17/ca-members-stand-firm-in-reviewing-dutertes-appointees

http://www.rappler.com/nation/163519-duterte-gina-lopez-commission-appointments

Yasay ‘cannot be saved anymore’