Haven’t you asked where President Noynoy Aquino is during the execution of three Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking in China?
While many of us were on our feet and hoping for a miracle for kababayans Ramon Credo, Sally Ordinario and Elizabeth Batain, the President was busy teasing foreign investors to further plunder our resources.
At a Palace press briefing around noon today (March 30), deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte disclosed that President Aquino started a meeting at 10am with representatives from the US-ASEAN Business Council. A separate news report said Aquino was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima. Perhaps this explains why the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) refused to issue any statement on the news of execution and instead resorted to a moment of silence.
In fact, the President just concluded the meeting with Representative from the US [United States] ASEAN Business Council this morning. I believe the meeting started at ten. And the Representative did welcome the thrust of the government when it came to anti-corruption, and they agreed with moves to rationalize laws when it came to investment and in incentives.
Personally monitoring the developments in China could have been the least that Aquino had done. Yet he chose to please profiteers at the precise moment when our fellow countrymen faced death. He chose to hammer in the same policies and deals which have pushed Ramon, Sally and Elizabeth into abysmal poverty.
Isn’t this the height of insensitivity? President Aquino might have been heavily drugged – so much that he kept a blind eye to a nation in mourning. He must certainly pay for this.