Tag: independence day
On Independence Day, the Council for People’s Development and Governance (CPDG) unequivocally condemns the injustices endured by Senator Leila De Lima (including political prisoners, those incarcerated for so long waiting for their cases to be heard) highlighting the disturbingly biased and problematic nature of the Philippine justice system -punishing mostly the powerless and targeted.
“We are not on the path of achieving independence,” says CPDG spokesperson Liza Maza, “and
Pres. Duterte is just putting us between two superpowers wrestling for global dominance without
regard for our national patrimony and the people’s welfare.” Maza pointed out the president’s
empty threats to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US even as he dismisses
the 2016 special arbitral ruling under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
(UNCLOS) that affirmed the Philippines’ sovereign claim over its maritime zones and islands in