“”Hindi isang kabayanihang matatawag kung ang iyong tapang ay hiram lamang!”
The Facebook page “From Yellow Into Red” made the statement above in light of Senator Ping Lacson’s hawkish stance re Recto Bank incident.
If you have not been following the news, Lacson made several combative stance which explicitly favor a military confrontation with China over the issue of the sinking of the fishing vessel in the West Philippine Sea.
On this note, a Facebook post asked netizens which one is more embarrassing: Running away from a fight knowing defeat is a certainty and compromising the lives of millions of Filipinos? Pretending to be brave because your American friends is behind your back?
The author remarked the opposition critics made the their hawkish stance without considering the Filipino welfare.
The author defended PRRD’s actions re Recto Bank incident and said he sees nothing wrong for PRRD to keep mum on the issue, weigh or assess the situation before commenting on the issue.
The author said the public cannot blame PRRD because we know the implications in case the Duterte government ask for US intervention, China’s bitter rival for military and economic supremacy in the world.
The author wrote that observing restraint, weighing and studying out the situation before making a public statement isn’t bad.
The author asked why the need to run for help from other countries when the gesture may be interpreted like we are looking for a fight?
If and when the investigation shows that the Chinese fishing vessel was at fault, it does not automatically translate to Chinese government’s guilt.
At this point, the author exclaimed that this was the kind of leader our country will have in the future, it isn’t far-fetched our country will be wiped out in the face of the earth.
The author ended his post saying, it is not considered heroic if your courage is only borrowed.
You may start reading now the From Yellow Into Red’s full FB post below.
ALIN nga ba ang higit na kahiya-hiya, ang pagatras sa laban dahil alam na alam mong hindi ka mananalo at alam mo ring maaaring makompromiso ang buhay ng maraming Pilipino o ang pagtatapang-tapangan na ang iyong ipinagyayabang ay b*yag ng mga Amerikano?
Tila hindi isinasaalang-alang ng ilang mga ‘utak-dilawan’ ang ganitong mga scenario.
Hindi masisisi ang pangulo dahil alam na alam nito kung ano ang magiging implikasyon sakaling dumulog ito o humingi ng tulong sa itinuturing na ‘kalaban’ ng bansang China at may namamagitang tension dahil sa TRADE WAR at pamamalagi ng mga barkong pandigma nito sa South China Sea.
Hindi masamang manahimik muna at tantiyahin ang sitwasyon at pagaralan ang buong pangyayari bago maglabas ng anumang sintemyento. Kung talagang malinaw na may kasalanan nga ang mga tsinong nakabangga umano ng bangka ng mga Pilipino, masasabi bang kasalanan ito ng mismong gobyerno ng Tsino o ng ilan lamang na pasaway na indibidwal? E bakit kailangang humingi na agad ng tulong sa ibang bansa na tila ba naghahamon ng away?
Hayyy, kapag ganito ang magiging lider sa susunod na panahon, namemeligrong mabura sa globo ang mapa ng Pilipinas.
Hindi isang kabayanihang matatawag kung ang iyong tapang ay hiram lamang!