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.
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[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.
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.
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.
Former president FVR or Fidel V. Ramos is one of the biggest endorsers of the former Mayor’s presidential candidacy. Now he turns to be his greatest critic. However, he pleads to the president to hear him out because people at his age are near death. He made various demands that are contrary to the administration’s policies.
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[VIDEO]: Courtesy: GMA NEWS, Inulan muli ng batikos ang administrasyong Duterte mula kay dating Pangulong Fidel Ramos. Kabilang sa mga pinuna ni FVR ang kampanya kontra-droga at ang ugali raw ng pangulo na tinawag niyang “tokenism.
Ramos said that the present administration resorts to “tokenism” or only making a symbolic effort. “Tokenism is described by Ramos as pretending to do something but nothing happens. He said that the country’s enemy is tokenism. FVR mentions that he hopes the president listens to older people like him because they are near life’s end.
War on Drugs is Correct
To paralyze the illegal drugs trade is correct by going after big drug lords. The killings of small-time users and pushers are wrong. They must be rehabilitated. It is not known yet if Ramos agrees with the arrest of Senator Leila De Lima who is accused of coddling drug criminals detained at the Bilibid prison during her time as Justice secretary.
South Korean Businessman Killing
Ramos also condemns the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo. He is killed by rogue policemen inside the government-controlled Philippine National Police’s headquarters in Camp Crame. He stresses that South Korea is still one of the best partners of the country and yet the authority allows policemen to kill Jee inside their own Camp Crame.
FVR suggests that the President should be transparent on his health status like when he is the president. He orders a spokesman to announce his condition the moment he enters the hospital. Peace talks must also be continued until it reaches a closure. It is now temporarily abandoned. His last demand is a bigger EDSA celebration next year. Perhaps, to coincide with his newly launched Biography?
The President decides for a low-key celebration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution to serve as “A Day of Reflection. It has nothing to do with Bongbong Marcos. “The simplicity does not make it less significant. It is more of a time to reflect and its simplicity made it possible, senior deputy executive secretary Menardo Guevarra explained.
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[VIDEO]: Malacañang on Tuesday said the “simple and quiet” commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution on Feb. 24 does not mean that the administration is giving less significance to the historic peaceful uprising that toppled the Marcos dictatorship.
The President’s Choice
The president did not attend the 31st celebration of the EDSA revolution recently – but senior deputy executive secretary Menardo Guevarra speaks on his behalf. He is also not in the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos’ burial at the Heroes cemetery, although he allows it.
Presence of Key Personalities
Former president Fidel V. Ramos attends the EDSA revolution celebration. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Senator Gringo Honasan, and former Vice President Jejomar Binay are all there. It’s only Ramos among these four EDSA players who is still criticizing the President’s policies despite his claim that he is pro-administration like the rest of them. He is the only one as well who is not included in the Bihomadu force or the Binay, Honasan, Marcos, and Duterte alliance.
Ramos, who launches his biography recently. He doesn’t mind the modest commemoration of the historic revolt. But he has one condition. The president must promise to build an EDSA learning center by next year. Malacañang already marks the 31st anniversary of the EDSA uprising ‘with dignity,’ and it went well. But Ramos insists that the public must have sufficient information regarding the event or else the recollection of other players won’t match his biography?
The Rivalry of the Aquinos and the Marcoses should be over now. All must be for the good of the Filipino people. However, the Filipinos are still divided between the two factions. It is evident even in congress and the senate. Perhaps. there’s really a need to show which has the most support. Aquino or Marcos?
FVR claims that the usual EDSA celebration might attack anti-government protests. Therefore, the president refrains from holding a big one, he said. Since there’s nothing he can do about it, he insists on pushing to build the EDSA museum to store all materials to support what his group wants people to remember – the alleged tyranny of the Marcos regime that the real initiator, Senator Juan Ponce Enrile disputes.
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[VIDEO]: Former President Fidel V. Ramos says a big celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution’s 31st anniversary might attract anti-government protests.
Senator Enrile Corrects all Wrongs of Edsa
Enrile explains that it was him and the RAM group of Senator Gringo Honasan who wants the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos to step down through peaceful means – that Marcos obliged to for the safety of the Filipino people. FVR only joins later on with his symbolic jump and grabs all glories of EDSA that they painted for the world to believe in connivance with the Aquino’s political faction.
Don’t Want to Move on
Former President Ramos also don’t want people to move on from the wrongly publicized purpose of EDSA. Does this have something to do with the Martial Law abuses committed allegedly by his own Philippine Constabulary that they blamed Marcos for? Perhaps, he does not want people’s hate to go back to him if they are keen enough to know the truth – and not the made up stories that his allies want to put up at the said museum.
Truth Depends on Who People Talk to
Testimonies pour down coming from the people who happen to be part of the so-called People’s Power Revolution in EDSA. Pro-Marcos loyalists say that it is not a revolution but a mutiny by military men unsatisfied with the late GeneralFabian C. Ver’s leadership. The Anti-Marcos uses the church to lure unsuspecting Filipinos whom they install the nationalistic spirit in them when urging them to rebel against the administration. This is after the media propaganda launched to assassinate the character of then president Marcos and now, PDu30. Others purely believe that they were there for a cause – either they are pro or anti-Marcos.
Media practitioners, NPAs, Communist insurgents, activists, and outlaws are the enemies of the Marcos regime. Media was only blocked temporarily when they were used by rebels to spread out propaganda against the government. It is not true that there was no freedom of speech. It was even the late Cory Aquino who made a big fuzz by suing a journalist who wrote that she hides under her bed during one of Gringo Honasan’s coup d’etat. President Digong only temporarily boycotts the media when he was pissed off with them for giving a different meaning to his words. He never resorts to the court for all his detractors calling him names.
FVR or Former President Fidel V. Ramos knows the reality that it is not the priority of the new administration to throw a lavish EDSA revolution anniversary celebration. However, he insinuates that it is due to their lapse in not being on top of traffic problems. He also stresses the necessity to build a memorial museum to remind people not to install a Marcos in the VP post.
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[VIDEO]: FVR: Spirit of 1986 Edsa was to sacrifice for common good
Ramos said Medialdea informs him that the 31st EDSA People Power anniversary rites on February 25 will be inside Camp Aguinaldo. The People Power Monument on EDSA is its traditional venue.
Ramos is a former Philippine Constabulary chief who plays a pivotal role in the historic 1986. He explains that the decision has something to do with the President’s request for Congress to give him emergency powers. This is to enable him to address the country’s traffic problem.
Not on Top of Situation
Ramos also laments that the EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC) under Medialdea is “not on top” of the situation regarding the EDSA People Power anniversary. It has yet to release any schedule or guidelines for the event.
Ramos already discusses the proposal with Medialdea and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana for the president to sign an executive. This is to allow the learning center to be created. He describes it as an interactive museum inside the military camp. This should serve as a reminder for the people for the alleged brutality of the Marcos rule that he himself directed as military chief. Therefore prevents them from installing Bongbong Marcos in the Vice Presidency post, as he insinuates in the video interview.