Despite his forced retirement in national politics after losing one’s comeback senate bid in the 2016 election, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile isn’t the kind of person who will just go away and fade in the sunset.
The veteran politician that he is, Enrile wisely chooses the burning issues to comment on, unlike some of our politicians who have this habit of commenting on every issue that trended on social media. Hi Leni!
So after news report that President Trump just banned entry of PH officials who played a role in the incarceration of Senator Leila de Lima, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile did not waste a minute and voiced his opinion on the matter.
In the Facebook post, Enrile remarked that his mind is disturbed how our country is being treated by some politicians in the US and by the UN via the ICC because both are unashamedly interfering in a purely internal political affairs of the PH.
According to him, under the principles of International Law developed from the Peace of Westphalia as a result of the Thirty Years War in 1648, the PH is supposed to enjoy total sovereign statehood over its domain blah, blah and freed from all interference from external powers.
Enrile ended the FB post asking on what basis have we lost our rights as a free state equal to all other states under the so-called Treaty of Westphalia?
You may read Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s original article below.
My mind is disturbed by the way our country is being treated by some politicians in the United States and by the UN via its International Criminal court. Both unabashedly interfere in our purely internal political affairs.
Each intrudes directly into our sovereignty as a free and independent state, as if we are nothing more than just a vassal of the United States and the UN.
Under the principles of International Law developed from the Peace of Westphalia after the end of the Thirty Years War in 1648, the Philippines is supposed to enjoy total sovereign statehood over its own domain, guarding its own national interest, maintaining it own territorial integrity, and freed from all interference from external powers in maintaining its domestic order.
On what basis have we lost our rights as a free state equal to all other states under the so-called Treaty of Westphalia? I am just asking!
Source: JP Enrile