Aquino on the National Interest
From the PDI
“Our interest [is] to advance our citizens’ needs first,” he said on Friday night, adding that he did not want to jeopardize efforts to spare five Filipinos sentenced to death for drug trafficking in China.
He said he had already sent a letter to the Chinese government seeking clemency for the doomed Filipino workers.
It was the first time Mr. Aquino, the only son of the late democracy icons former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. and former President Corazon Aquino, talked about the latest controversy to hit his six-month-old administration.
“It’s in our national interest that we do not at this time send a representative to the Nobel award rites. But we remain firmly committed to human rights,” he said.
PNoy’s bases for not attending the Nobel Prize ceremony was in consideration of six Filipino drug traffickers on China’s death row.
Sounds like a quid pro quo to save the neck of an alleged drug trafficker who happens to be a Congressman from Ilocos?
The warlordism of the north reveals its hand – from jueteng gate to narcopolitics.
The Philippines is F*CKED!