ICYMI, Kabataan Party list Representative Sarah Elago gave the Duterte admin a heads up on Twitter like not bartering our sovereignty for vaccine, we are not indebted (debt of gratitude) to China that needs to be repaid, it’s China who needs to pay up for entering (encroaching) the country’s territory and ended the tweet with hashtags #AtinAngPinas and #DefendPH.
On that note, USec Mon Cualoping, Director General of the Philippine Information Agency, took the opportunity to contest Rep. Elago’s statement point by point.
“SIGE. SAGUTIN NATIN SI CONGRESSWOMAN,” Usec Cualoping wrote in a confident tone.
First off, Cualoping asked Elago where did she get the idea that the Duterte admin have bartered our sovereignty in exchange for vaccine? If indeed we are a colony of China, how come she is still a congresswoman? Goes to show our Constitution is still working.
“Saan pinagpalit ang soberanya para sa bakuna? Paano? Colony na ba tayo ng China ngayon? Eh congresswoman ka nga eh, meaning may Kongreso pa. Meaning, gumagana pa ang ating Saligang Batas.”
On Elago’s second point, Usec. Cualoping agreed with Rep. Elago that we owe no one that needs to get repaid. At this point, Usec. Cualoping teaches Rep. Elago a thing or two about the concept of reciprocity as part of the international community of nations.
“Tama ka. Wala tayong utang na loob na dapat bayaran. Pero bilang bahagi ng international community of nations, meron tayong tinatawag na reciprocity. Pwede namang maging grateful tayo diba? Or hindi pa rin pwede ito sayo?“
On Elago insinuating that we lost a territory to China? Usec. Cualoping wants Elago to help him out since he was not informed we lost a territory to China.
“Saan teritoryo ba natin nakapasok ang China? Aling isla ang nakuha nila sa atin? Pakisagot nga ito. Kasi paulit ulit na kasinungalingan ito.“
On Elago saying PH is not for sale? Usec. Cualoping also agreed with Elago on this one. However, he was confused with Elago’s next statement that says, those who enters our territory needs to pay which contradicts to her “PH is not for sale” chienes. Cualoping wants Elago to make a categorical statement on this point but as far as the Duterte admin is concerned, Usec Cualoping says this is not our policy.
“PH, not for sale! Tama ka, Cong! Pero bakit mo sinasabi na dapt magbayad sa pagpasok sa teritoryo ng bansa? Ano ba talaga? So pag nagbayad ay ok lang? Kasi sa ilalim ni Pangulong Duterte, hindi pa rin pwede yan.“
And finally, Usec Cualoping did not waste the opportunity to take a swipe at Elago and company by agreeing with Elago’s hashtags hence he is also says no to CPP NPA NDF whom he said is the real enemy not China.
“Agree ako sa hashtags mo: #AtinAngPinas. #DefendPH. Kaya #NoToCPPNPANDF talaga! Eto ang mga totoo nating kalaban. Hindi po ang China. Sila po ang nagpapahirap sa ating mga kababayan. Kaya po, please, support
National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict”
Maraming salamat po, Ma’am.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!