News5 TV host Atty. Bruce Rivera ranted on Facebook versus a lady senator who justified her anti-mandatory ROTC stance using the international law.
Well, in a vibrant democracy like ours, it is the norm that the opposing camps will use every legal basis they can find to justify their position on the issue.
Senator Risa Hontiveros, one of the leading left-leaning legislators in the country, said that mandatory ROTC violates international law.
As soon as Atty. Bruce Rivera read Hontiveros’ statement, the Cebuano lawyer wasted no time in crafting a brilliant rebuttal to debunk Senator Risa Hontiveros’ statement.
Rivera, a staunch Duterte supporter, stated that he does not expect our Senators to be legal luminaries because even a bar topnotcher like Hilbay can dumb down for the sake of one’s political ambitions.
Rivera remarked that if one argues versus mandatory ROTC, the least he or she can do, is have the decency to give the public a feasible legal argument.
Rivera noted that Risa is a different breed. She refuses to research, just likes to read what she wants to read. Worst, interprets what she reads to fit her own twisted version of facts.
At this juncture, Rivera couldn’t help but resurrect the old issue versus Hontiveros wherein she acted like the lawyer of the ISIS-inspired terrorists who was trying to capture Marawi and placed it under ISIS rule.
However, Rivera did not find Hontiveros action disturbing but when no one attempted to file a case for treason versus Hontiveros.
Rivera divulged that stupidity can be used as defense and many are discouraged from prosecuting an intellectual lightweight. A wasp Rivera said has a higher level of comprehension than Hontiveros.
Rivera found it ironic that Hontiveros is using international law to stop ROTC training when it is allowed in the Constitution, the same fundamental she swore to protect.
Rivera remarked that Hontiveros goes full circle. Aside from calling rebels and ISIS terrorists freedom fighters, she now wants to created a generation of wimps with no military training so our nation is rendered inutile, useless when her so-called freedom fighters will attack again.
Rivera commented that only in the Philippines did we elect someone who made her legislative agenda the downfall of the President.
Finally, Rivera offered her rebuttal to Hontiveros statement and that no state is stupid enough to make self-defense and self-perpetuation illegal.
Rivera added that recruiting child soldiers is illegal but ROTC is not recruiting but merely training its citizens how defend itself when the need arises.
You may read Atty. Bruce Rivera’s full FB post below.
THIS IS YOUR SENATOR
We do not expect our Senators to be legal luminaries because even a bar topnotcher like Hilbay can dumb down to forward his political ambitions. But we expect our Senators not to mislead us or worst, play us for the fool. Such is an insult to the electorate.
If one argues against the mandatory ROTC, the least she can do is have the decency to give us a feasible legal argument. But Rizza refuses to research, just likes to read what she wants to read or worst interprets what she reads to fit her own twisted version of facts.
I was riding the Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo when she ruined an otherwise beautiful trip when she said that the Maute group are not committing rebellion. Imagine a sitting Senator acting like the lawyer for a terrorist group who at that time was trying to capture Marawi to place it under ISIS control. The fact that she is not a lawyer with the gall to make such pronouncement is not the most disturbing. It is the fact that we have been so used to how plain and simplistic her brain works that nobody has ever attempted to file a case for treason against her. Stupidity can be a defense, many are discouraged from prosecuting an intellectual lightweight, a wasp has a higher level of comprehension.
Now, Hontiveros uses international law to stop ROTC training. Something allowed in the 1987 Constitution, the same fundamental law she swore to protect. Now, she goes full circle. Aside from calling rebels and invaders freedom fighters, she now wants to create a generation of wimps with no military training so our nation will be rendered inutile, useless when her so-called freedom fighters will attack again. Only in the Philippines did we actually elect someone who made her legislative agenda, the ultimate downfall of the Philippines and yes, the LP think this is normal because they hide behind her perceived lack of a legal background.
But this is no longer cute. She has spawned similar airhead legislators like Elago with many to come, that will be the death of neurons in the legislative branch. Guys, stupidity should and will never be cute if you are a lawmaker. It is criminal. When the qualification for a legislative post is “able to read and write” meant he or she understood what he read and wrote. If you read one thing and understood it that is totally off tangent, one is not able to read and write. That is why we have incompetency proceedings in court.
You ask me why am I ranting in this manner? Here is my disturbing rebuttal:
Enabling the return of mandatory ROTC is not a violation of any international law. No state is stupid enough to make self-defense and the right of any state to self-perpetuation something illegal. It is akin to a persons right to live. States have to defend itself so it can call its citizens to defend it. Otherwise…WTF!!! When a state forces its citizens to render military service even mandatory is NOT a violation of international law.
Yes, recruiting child soldiers is illegal but mandatory ROTC is NOT recruiting to join the military but it is merely military training so citizens will be ready to defend the state if it needs to be defended. It is not even something that is ambiguous to have confusion as to its intent. Hontiveros is adding extra meaning or words to fit her narrative that it violates international. Its not interpretation, it is more delusion which is psychosis plain and simple.
And after the bludgeoning in the May 2019 Elections, she now has delusions of her party coming back.
Oh well, sanity is not a qualification to run for Senator. So, my bad.
Bruce Villafuerte Rivera
Lorraine Marie T. Badoy
Ranhilio Callangan Aquino