In case you missed it, the Liberal International has awarded detained Senator Leila de Lima with the FREEDOM AWARD last night in Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Quezon City.
The event was well attended by the Liberal Party members including former President Noy Aquino and VP Leni Robredo, current Liberal Party President Mr. Kiko Pangilinan.
While the Freedom Award awarded to de Lima has been well-received by her party mates, this is not true among Duterte supporters and critics of the former administration, including UP doctor Francisco Pascual Tranquilino who furiously decried the award called it “shoving ‘HUMAN RIGHTS IMPERIALISM’ down our throats!”
Tranquilano slammed Liberal International on Facebook, calling the award a mockery of the Filipinos.
Tranquilano described Liberal International “farce” and a “joke”.
The UP doctor was particularly incensed by the Vice president of the Liberal International for claiming that the it supports the FILIPINO PEOPLE in the name of human rights.
Traquilano begged Liberal International not to insult Filipinos with those words.
LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL (LI) MOCKS THE FILIPINO PEOPLE WITH THE PRIZE FOR FREEDOM AWARD TO De LIEma
Shoves “HUMAN RIGHTS IMPERIALISM” down our throats!
Francisco P. Tranquilino, M.D.
29 July 2018
De LIEma was bestowed the Liberal International Prize for Freedom Award last night.
In an official statement, LI called De LIEma a prisoner of conscience to President Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs.”
LI Deputy President Hakima el haité was quoted as saying: “We are here not only to give this award to Senator De Lima but to tell the Filipino people we are here to support you in the name of human rights.”
WELL, IF De LIEma IS THE TYPE LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS WITH PRIZE FOR FREEZOM, WE CAN ONLY SAY ONE THING ABOUT THIS GROUP, IT’S A JOKE!
LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL IS A FARCE!
AND FOR ITS DEPUTY PRESIDENT TO CLAIM THAT THE LI SUPPORTS THE FILIPINO PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF HUMAN RIGHTS? PLEASE DO NOT INSULT US WITH THOSE WORDS.
The problem seems to be the narrow, egocentric definition of what human rights are.
“Human rights need to be considered in a political context. The question should not be whether a particular leader or regime violates western-conceived standards of human rights. Instead, it should be whether a leader or regime, in totality, is making life better or worse for ordinary people.” (1)
1. Kenzer, S. “End Human Rights Imperialism Now.” The Guardian, 31 December 2010.