Netizen taunts opposition leaders on WPS transparency: 'you speak as if Duterte brought this problem to us' - The Daily Sentry

Friday, November 23, 2018



Netizen taunts opposition leaders on WPS transparency: 'you speak as if Duterte brought this problem to us'





Composite photo of MJ Reyes,former president Noynoy Aquino and vice president Leni Robredo from Google


Well-known social media personality and international trade expert MJ Quaimbao Reyes wrote another open letter addressed to former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, vice president Leni Robredo and to other opposition personalities, taunting them about transparency.

This commentary from Reyes came after the Reporter's Notebook video went viral on social media, showing the Chinese Coast Guards driving away the Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal.


On Scarborough Shoal

On her Facebook post, Reyes throws questions to the opposition leaders all pertaining to Scarborough Shoal issues and the former president’s alleged lapses.

She slammed them for blaming the current administration over losing control of Scarborough Shoal when we already lost it back in 2012, under Aquino’s watch.

“"Defeatist" this govt.'s moves some of you even claim. Must we remind you of what happened during the 2012 "stand off"? Who ordered our Phil. ships to leave? Have you forgotten who also failed (or got cowed!) to order our ships to return to the shoals after the Chinese ships did not leave the premises?” Reyes said

UNCLOS ruling on WPS

And as for arbitral ruling on the South China Sea, Reyes said that there’s none to execute the rule, pointing out that Philippines cannot rely on other countries to help us fight our war.

“Sure, the UNCLOS decision was to our favor, but you know pretty well that the tribunal has no navy, no economic sanctions to levy for non-compliance of UNCLOS decision. I suppose you also know that we cannot actually rely on US and other countries to fight our war.” She said

Reyes’ full post reads:

DEAR B.S. AQUINO, MS. ROBREDO, MR. TRILLANES, et al.

More transparency you say? Who sent a failed coup plotter as emissary?

Who made 16 secret trips and back channels to China--and yet, miserably failed? Is that your definition of transparency and your 'bright idea' of solving the situation?

You speak as if this problem was brought by Pres. Duterte. Why? Did we just lose control of Scarborough Shoal during PRD's watch? Sus!

"Defeatist" this govt.'s moves some of you even claim. Must we remind you of what happened during the 2012 "stand off"? Who ordered our Phil. ships to leave? Have you forgotten who also failed (or got cowed!) to order our ships to return to the shoals after the Chinese ships did not leave the premises?

What have you done when our fishermen were being driven out of our shoals in 2015?

Sure, the UNCLOS decision was to our favor, but you know pretty well that the tribunal has no navy, no economic sanctions to levy for non-compliance of UNCLOS decision. I suppose you also know that we cannot actually rely on US and other countries to fight our war.

Meanwhile, PRD visited as many countries as he could in his first two years and earned their respect and support. He strategically met with and befriended the world leaders--including China's Xi Jinping.

Our geopolitics genius of a leader sure knows how to play his card well that ASEAN recently appointed him as Country Coordinator of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations--a clear validation that we are in the right direction.

Now, pray tell, how do you propose we deal with China? (Hmmm. Patulong tayo kay Cardo Dalisay?)
How do we go about the oil and gas exploration in the WPS?

Seriously, what exactly are your proposed alternative solutions instead of just incessantly criticizing this government for actually trying to do what's best for our country and people?

Can we hear at least something more sensible from you people on this matter?

Kahit one time lang.


 Filipino journalist Jun Veneracion (right) of GMA-7 was driven away from Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) by members of the Chinese Coast Guard/ Screenshot  image from Facebook video of GMA-7's Reporter's Notebook



Screen-capped image of MJ Reyes' Facebook post