‘Gusto lang pakalmahin ni Duterte and isa pa niyang amo, ang US’

“Hindi tayo naniniwala na ang Balikatan Exercises ay gagawin para resolbahin ang isyu sa West Philippine Sea. Gusto lang pakalmahin ni Duterte ang isa pa niyang amo, ang US, dahil halata na ang pagma-manikluhod niya sa Tsina.”Jeann Miranda, National Spokesperson, Anakbayan

BAYAN: Oppose the US-Japan-Philippine naval exercises

“The Philippines must reject US intervention and rising Japan militarism. Neither are out to serve our national interest. The naval exercises themselves do very little to develop our own capability for external defence. We’ve had so many with the United States yet our armed forces remain undeveloped. The avowed goal of interoperability is a sham considering the backwardness of our own Navy when compared to the US and Japan. All things considered, we are merely being used by bigpowers for their own geopolitical interest.” – Bagong Alyansang Makabayan

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