Finally, the DDS supporters can now heave a sigh of relief after the boat captain Junel Insigne and his crew have changed their stories about what really happened on the midnight of June 9, 2019 in the Recto Bank aka Reed Bank.
Now that the Recto Bank maritime accident is now behind us, PGH Doc Francisco Pascual Tranquilino made a controversial proposition on Facebook that should alarm the opposition politicians aspiring for the highest position of the land in 2022 that Robredo, Hontiveros, Poe and Lacson can now forget their dream of becoming the next President of the country.
Tranquilino explained the above-mentioned political personalities are ignorant when it comes to international diplomacy as shown in the statements they issued at the height of the Recto Bank incident issue, hence they have lost the right to become the next President of the country in the future.
For example, Tranquilino took a swipe at Lacson with a witty reply to the senator’s statement that PRRD left us heartbroken and read:
“We may actually be better off heartbroken (as Lacson puts it) than suffer tremendous casualties in a useless & recklessly-initiated war. “
For more details, you may start reading Dr. Francisco Pascual Tranquilino’s full FB post below.
ROBREDO, HONTIVEROS, POE, LACSON: MGA WALANG KARAPATANG MAGING PANGULO O LIDER NG BANSA.
These people are ignorant when it comes to international diplomacy. Kaya ang mga tulad nila, WALANG KARAPATANG MAGING PANGULO O LIDER NG BANSA.
You don’t declare war or send combat ships against another nation, big or small, unless you have all the right information about an issue and all the correct reasons to do so. A wrong and miscalculated move may end in grave consequences for the entire nation.
You don’t demand (as the Fake VP demands) that foreign nationals face trial in our country without being in possession of all the evidence of wrongdoing.
And yes, it is a “small maritime” incident, which may even be accidental, compared to what could happen if we opted for more aggressive and confrontational actions.
President Duterte’s action (or inaction as claimed by his critics in the opposition) is not a show of weakness nor disregard for the welfare of the 22 fishermen but actually a measured concern for the welfare of the greater good.
And we may actually be better off heartbroken (as Lacson puts it) than suffer tremendous casualties in a useless & recklessly-initiated war.
THE PRESIDENT’S ACTION WAS ACTUALLY WISE AND SENSIBLE, IT IS NOT FECKLESS AND SPINELESS (as Hontiveros foolishly claims). IT IS NOT RECKLESS, RATHER IT IS THE MOST RESPONSIBLE COURSE OF ACTION BY A RESPONSIBLE LEADER OF A NATION.
Below is President Duterte quoted verbatim re: Reed Bank incident:
“In this matter of that incident na nagbanggaan ‘yung mga fishing boats. You read a lot about fumigation, anger, kung ano-ano na lang
You know, we are ruled — as a civilized nation and as members of the community — by the laws that govern whatever happen in the seas as we go along our business.
There will be rules for a military confrontation. There will be rules for a mistaken identity attack. There is a rule for fishermen’s boats. There is a rule for an aircraft carrier bumping a banca boat, a fishing boat.
Alam mo, with all the — ‘yung galit and one national officials, even urging sending the grey ships, warships doon sa China Sea. Alam mo, gusto ko ‘yan. Kung ako lang ang papiliin niyo, gusto ko ng action. But I am not in my boyhood age anymore.
Pero ‘yang — ‘yang nangyari diyan sa banggaan, that is a maritime incident. Huwag kayong maniwala diyan sa mga politiko na bobo na. Gusto papunta ‘yung — papuntahin ‘yung Navy. You do not send grey ships there. Banggaan lang ng barko ‘yan. Do not make it worse because there is a — that’s a fertile ground for…
Alam ninyong mga sundalo miscommunication ‘yan, patay na. And we are not yet as ready. And we can never be ready in a nuclear war. Because in a nuclear war kung bitawan lahat ‘yan, Earth will dry up and we will all be destroyed and that is the end of everything.
So ‘yung tamang-tama lang pang-depensa sa atin, bilihin ko lahat. Pero magsabi tayo ready — your guns are cocked to go to war? That’s the most stupid thing I can… Wala, pagda — paliparin lahat ‘yan nuclear — sundalo kayo.
Dalawa lang ang bomba tumuyo ang Japan. Eh but — bitawan ‘yan almost 1,000 warheads? ‘Di anong mangyari? ‘Di walang tutubo dito, pati isda ubos. Maritime incident is a maritime incident. It is best investigated.
And I do not now issue statement because there is no investigation and there is no result. Then the only thing that we can do is to wait and give the other party the right to be heard. Importante ‘yan eh.
O China, marami ka mang ibinigay — ano ba dito ang totoo? O tapos ang nangyari ganito then let us sort — ano ang ma-sort natin diyan. Pagka ano ‘yung totoo then bago tayo mag-ano…
Dalawang bangka lang ‘yan. Now you go there and create a tension. I said hindi ako g*** na Presidente na papayag nang ganun. If we have to die, we must have to die in the correct way and to die with dignity. Hindi ‘yang basta bangga ka bangga ka lang diyan.”
ctto Adolfo Mortera