Senatorial aspirant and Duterte critic Rep. Gary Alejano of Magdalo spoke to reporters and said that the Philippines can go to war against China.
As expected, the social media took Alejano’s word with a grain of salt and even eliciting laughter and scorn on social media.
On Facebook, former DILG Secretary Raffy Alunan debunked Alejano’s claim that the Philippines can go to war against China.
Alunan said that Alejano’s lacks viability if you lack at the stats and no category where the Philippines has a Chinaman’s chance este fighting chance.
Alunan further added that “Gary shouldn’t fool around with national security and mislead the citizenry with false assertions. It’s counterproductive and only serves to damage his credibility and reliability.”
In short, Alejano’s claim is merely a “foolish publicity stunt”. Ouch!
Check out Alunan’s post below.
My response to kasimanwa Cong Gary Alejano.
Here’s a comparative table between the military strengths of China and the Philippines, give or take 3% for inaccuracies. It provides a fairly good basis for reflection and assessment as to whether Cong. Alejano’s assertion that the Philippines can stand up to China and wage war today is actually feasible or is simply a foolish publicity stunt to boost public awareness at any cost.
A cursory look at the stats, and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand it, indicates that his opinion lacks viablility. There’s no category where the Philippines has a fighting chance. Gary shouldn’t fool around with national security and mislead the citizenry with false assertions. It’s counterproductive and only serves to damage his credibility and reliability.
Willingness to fight? That’s a different story. No need to belabor the point to a nation of warriors. But warriors fight to WIN and they need the wherewithal – civilian leadership backing, total defense systems, combat resources – to wage war that will give any foe a run for their money. Without that, it would be pure suicide and a useless waste of human capital advantageous to the enemy.
So, what Cong Alejano said is a publicity stunt. What he needs to do instead is to answer these questions: “Apart from talking the talk, did you walk your talk? What did you actually DO to provide the AFP the wherewithal all these years that you were a congressman? What were the RESULTS?” That is what the citizenry should be informed about.
You may visit the link here to check the side by side comparison between China and the Philippines, in terms of military hardware. [Link here]