NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 05 December) – All pronouncements and body language of the PRRD regime point to the surrender of our sovereign rights to China.
What else did PRRD mean when he said we cannot longer do anything else since the Chinese are already in possession of the islands in the country’s exclusive economic zone. To launch an assault against the occupiers is a definite suicide; it would accordingly lead to the massacre of our troops.
Fait accompli. Thus, it is better to lay back, relax and enjoy the rape of our sovereign territory.
But is a military action the only option to assert a sovereign right?
For the myopic apologists of the regime there’s no other way other than to be cosy and pussy with expansionist China and spread the country’s legs and bare her assets to the invaders.
Anyway, some $24B or P124 T basket of promised loans, grants and assistance come with the consensual rape, never mind if it makes the country no less than a whore. Never mind how everything would spell and impact our future.
Call it by any name, Memorandum of Understanding, Agreement of Cooperation or what other fancy evasive titles, the end result will be the same; it will eventually allow the Chinese to exploit our oil and gas reserves and our marine resources and rob us of our natural heritage.
Very soon, China’s exploding population will overflow and will flood the country competing with if not grabbing jobs away from the locals. Even without yet the 29 sweet agreements, the DOLE already disclosed that it has granted work permits to 40,000 Chinese migrants during the last two years. This is not counting the undocumented which could be several folds.
Once the agreements prepared and naturally dovetailed by China to its interest are in place and the so called build, build, build program begins expect the number of Chinese nationals to spike throughout the archipelago making, thus, the Philippines virtually a province of China.
Thanks to the modern Makapili in our lead, China has successfully invaded the country without firing a single shot. Already, the illegal drug, methamphetamine or shabu has crippled the spirit of the divided nation ahead of the legal invasion.
The worse is yet to come.
(MindaViews is the opinion section of MindaNews. William R. Adan, Ph.D., is retired professor and former chancellor of Mindanao State University at Naawan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines)