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Alejano: Cayetano’s assertion of PH sovereignty vs EU ‘preposterous’

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Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano branded as preposterous Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano’s remark that the European Parliament crossed the red line in criticizing the drug war.

“It is simply preposterous for Foreign Affairs Secretary Cayetano to assert the principles of sovereignty and non-interference in calling out the European Parliament on its resolution urging the end of drug war-related killings,” he said.

“I wonder where the Duterte administration gets its audacity to tout such principles when on the other hand it completely bows down to China’s demands,” the Magnificent 7 lawmaker said.

“Kapag European Union na tumutuligsa sa mga patayan sa war on drugs, pakikialam ang tingin ng administrasyon dito. Pero kapag China na nanghihimasok sa ating mga teritoryo at nanggigipit sa ating mga mangingisda, puro papuri at halos lumuhod pa ang administrasyong Duterte,” Alejano said.

“Now, even human rights advocates are considered threats to national security, while China’s continuous militarization of the South China Sea is being downplayed,” Alejano said.

“For the Dutere administration, sovereignty, non-interference, and mutual respect are only asserted when convenient and when they serve their interests. We cannot expect even an inch of sincerity from this administration in preserving these values,” he said.