Cebuano lawyer and News 5 radio host Bruce V. Rivera isn’t done yet with Manny Pacquiao.
In his latest FB post. Atty. Rivera made a reaction post to Pacquiao’s letter to China [Chinese Ambassador], saying that China and the Philippines remain friends as long as there is no territory grabbing between the two nations. Pacquiao was prompted to write the letter to China because he is not satisfied with President Duterte’s handling of the WPS issue.
“Sabi ni Pacquiao to China
Magkaibigan tayo basta walang agawan ng territoryo.
Nakukulangan daw siya sa ginawa ni PRD.”
As a trained lawyer, Atty. Bruce easily spotted a hole or holes in Pacquiao’s statement and pounced on it, obliterating Pacquiao’s argument without breaking a sweat. Watch and learn!
“Territory? Yung mga advisers ni Manny, paki- research po kung kasama ba ang EEZ sa territory based on the UNCLOS? Yung Article 1 sa 1987 Constitution, andun din kaya ang WPS na kasama sa territorial seas?”
“Kasi EEZ is not part of the territory but we only have sovereign rights and not sovereignty dun,” Atty. Bruce added.
Atty. Bruce quipped that here’s a senator who wants to be a Philippine President and yet, he is clueless about the country’s territories?
“Hala, gusto mo maging presidente pero hindi mo alam hanggang saan ang territoryo natin?”
And before Pacquiao can recover from the Atty. Bruce’s cross-examination, another haymaker hit Pacquiao, this time on the Sabah claim of the Philippines. Atty. Bruce asked, “what is the correct action to take that will satisfy the Pambansang Kamao?”
“Ito kaya, Sen..Sabah? We have a standing claim at part ng lupain ng Sultan of Sulu. Hindi din dagat ang Sabah kasi lupa yan. Paano ang saktong aksyon para hindi nakukulangan ang pambansang kamao? Aber?”
Atty. Bruce suggested in jest that Manny Pacquiao goes to China and punch Chinese Premiere Xi and see if he can KO the Chinese leader.
“Ikaw kaya pumuntang China at suntukin mo si Xi. Tignan natin kung ma KO mo ang pinuno nila.”
Apparently exasperated with Pacquiao’s all-knowing attitude of late, Atty. Bruce told Pacquiao to learn how to ask question and read. According to Atty. Bruce, foreign policy isn’t who punch the hardest, if that’s the case, Mayweather would have a US president.
“Nakni dionesia!!! Matutong magtanong at magbasa. Hindi palakasan ng suntok ang foreign policy kasi kung palakasan ng suntok, presidente na ng US si Mayweather.”