Duterte Disconnects from Philippines as Nation gets Cranky at China the Skunk.
For the Philippines to be invaded by another country, it’s just another day. That was true until China came in with the new President Rodrigo Duterte. Illegal Chinese workers who grab up scarce jobs forcing Filipino women to go to other countries as domestic workers, the multi-$billion drug cartels, suspicious China telecom deals, the gamblers and the child sex-slave traders have turned China into a skunk in the eyes of many Filipinos. But many don’t know the skunk well.
FPMag asked one mother if she thought China was a skunk.
“I saw one on my kids’ cartoons. Are they stink? They are pretty, but are they stink, like China? The kids think she is pretty. They try to friend the skunk and she sprays stink on them.”
The Spanish, the Americans, the Japanese, the Americans again, and now the Chinese have forcefully invaded the nation of 7,641 islands. The dander is up.
Philippines woman says, “China stinks”.
The Philippines has once again made a modest appeal to the United Nations but many politicians want the government to do more. In mid-2016 the Philippines won a substantial International Court order that its sovereign territories be returned to the people of the Philippines. China has ignored that order.
“The Chinese vessel’s sinking of a Filipino boat, endangering the lives of 22 Filipino fishermen who were left clinging on for their lives for hours, was part of China’s bullying tactics to assert its territorial claim in the West Philippine Sea,” Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon said Sunday.
“It should be taken in that context. This is not just an isolated incident. I see a clear pattern of bullying and intimidation,” Mr. Drilon stressed.
Another senator was heard from Monday morning.
“Amid the Philippines’ rightful claim over the WPS and China’s continued aggression in the disputed islands, Mr. Duterte continues to betray the country (Philippines) and its victory [in the Permanent Court of Arbitration] by maintaining its policy of kowtowing to China. Known for his fondness of China, he also tolerated the influx of illegal Chinese workers in the country,” said Senator Leila de Lima early Monday morning in a statement to FPMag.
(Duterte skipped today’s quasi-Cabinet meeting on this matter to be somewhere else at a Naval ceremony.)
The photo and its story:
International tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) Permanent Court of Arbitration announced in 2016 that, “having found that certain areas are within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, the Tribunal found that China had violated the Philippines’ sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone by:
(a) interfering with Philippine fishing and petroleum exploration,
(b) constructing artificial islands and
(c) failing to prevent Chinese fishermen from fishing in the zone”
That was mid-2016. China Militia Sunk Gem-Ver 9 June 2019
“The actions of the Chinese fishermen who abandoned the 22 Filipino fishermen after their collision in the Recto Bank is deplorable and I join our community of patriotic Filipinos in condemning their acts and calling for justice,” said Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima from her prison cell where she has been unlawfully held since February 2017.
Ms. de Lima issued a statement hours ago:
“Apologists of China would argue that this is a matter between non-State actors and that it would be sufficient that the Chinese government just sanction the operators of the Chinese vessel.” A clear injustice has been done and the Chinese fishermen committed a crime against our countrymen, ” said De Lima
“We should not be afraid to go to China to seek justice, but we have to do so and win our case against them.” We should insist on our internationally recognized rights and join our ASEAN neighbors and the rest of the world in demanding compliance from China, “she added.
“Amid the Philippines’ rightful claim over the WPS and the China’s continued aggression in the disputed islands, Mr. Duterte continues to betray the country and its victory by maintaining its policy of kowtowing to China. Known for his fondness of China, he also tolerated the influx of illegal Chinese workers in the country.”
China Equals Drugs say Seven Moms interviewed by FPMag
There are allegedly nine different Chinese drug cartels operating in the Philippines according to Wikipedia. On 20 March the Philippines Agency announced that it has arrested 3 Chinese persons including one woman and a Chinese-Filipino man (interpreter) with 160kg Shabu drugs concealed in tea wrappers. Similar evidence was seized in Malaysia, Thailand & Myanmar, part of a Chinese drug syndicate.
The massive quantities of drugs brought into the country from China has infested the country, especially the poor who become addicted quickly. Statistics reveal that 21% of the Philippines live homeless and in abject poverty. They are being killed in the thousands in the Duterte Death Squad implementation of some kind of anti drug campaign that nobody anywhere can explain although FPMag has asked hundreds: literally hundreds.
Some sources have suggested that the Duterte family is involved with the Chinese drug cartels. (Rodrigo Duterte photographed with suspected Chinese ‘drug lords’, says former narcotics official.) “Of course that would be outrageous. Mr. Duterte is the President and he has been killing drug users, hence he cannot be a drug dealer, he should like drug users, right?”
But other sources say that the killings (estimated as high as 27,000 over nearly three years) are of poor people who may have been drug users or small time peddlers trying to make a bit of money but are considered to be competition by members of the other 8 Chinese drug syndicates. (Many were just ordinary people who walked with a limp.)
Other victims were just children. Some were little babies. They were murdered out of retribution for a targeted person who stayed away from home, hiding from hit men of the fabled Duterte Death Squad.
These same sources have no proof, like maybe a signed confession from the Dutertes, so obviously, all these allegations are false.
What Duterte says is ‘not happening’ has been captured in plenty of video and public protests that are pretty much ignored.
“It’s very hard to go up against nine Chinese drug cartels,” especially if your president might be one of them,” said one woman FPMag interviewed. She was cute, small and had a squeaky voice as she sat outside at a picnic table on the highway near a BBQue stall eating some barbecued chicken guts on a stick.
Somebody must help these women. Their beloved husbands are being dunked in the sea and their kids risk being shot or drugged by greedy men who have no conscience, working for Chinese drug syndicates.
With nine different Chinese drug cartels operating vigorously in the Philippines, one mom noted sarcastically, “The President is shooting the wrong people.”.
The International Criminal Court has received numerous complaints about the drugs and the killings situation in the Philippines. Nothing has happened. The politicians are all involved. In fact, Manila is the most corrupt place in the world. It’s run by Chinese drug money and XI Jinping knows.
“Chinese law enforcement must be a bunch of idiots,” said my chicken-guts-munching source. Her husband had told her there is no way the Captain is going to talk to Duterte. He is terrified of the Chinese.
About Senator de Lima, an international Shero:
The Law of the Sea Conventions have been violated too many times by superpowers.
About the current superpower crisis of bullying smaller countries:
- UN: Britain and America must surrender Chagos Islands to Mauritius. What about their Crime Against Humanity?
- Britain, USA Stole an Island Archipelago. Pack your bags. Leave Diego Garcia before Christmas?
- ASEAN Notes. Duterte central to South China Sea Crisis
- UK refusal to Reliquish Chagos Islands
- Prepare for China-USA No-Deal
- USA War with China will kill Asians. Asia confronts threat of violence against East.
- War with China. A tale of two North American narcissists. [Series Introduction]