Writer speaks up about qualms on PH’s refusal of EU aid: ‘Iyan ang totoong autonomy'
President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to refuse foreign aid of about 250 million euros or over Php 13 billion from the European Union (EU) has stirred debate about its possible implications for the Philippine’s economy.
However, social media personality Krizette Chu highlighted that the refusal of foreign assistance is a show of “true autonomy”.
The decision to forego EU aid came after a meeting of high-ranking government officials from Malacañang where they discussed the concerns raised by the EU regarding the alleged human rights violations under the Duterte administration.
The refusal of the aid allows the Philippines to secure its independent freedom from foreign interference in the country’s internal affairs which Chu captures in a striking analogy when one would have to choose between money or the freedom to marry whom they may love.
“Bigyan kayo ng nanay niyo ng pamana worth P10 million pero siya pipili ng mapapangasawa mo, OK lang?” she illustrated.
“Kung hindi OK sayo, lilitanya ka nang, "Kahit magdildil kami ng asin, basta ipaglalaban ko."” She contrasted.
The social media warrior finds it befitting that as the president, Duterte has “every right” to dictate the international relations and foreign policies we enter with other countries.
In her full post on Facebook, Chu said,
"Ang daming nag rereklamo na hindi tinanggap ng Pilipinas ang pera ng EU.
The PH has refused to accept grant that would interfere with our autonomy. Iyan ang totoong autonomy.
Sige nga, sa sarili niyong buhay, bigyan kayo ng nanay niyo ng pamana worth P10 million pero siya pipili ng mapapangasawa mo, OK lang? Yung kahit di mo kaya ang itsura, OK lang? Pangit pa ang ugali? Habang buhay papakialaman ka? Wala kang freedom? Siya lagi masusunod?
Kung OK lang sa'yo, kaya pala, mukhang pera ka.
Kung hindi OK sayo, lilitanya ka nang, "Kahit magdildil kami ng asin, basta ipaglalaban ko." O di ba? O bakit ang Pilipinas, hindi puwedeng choosy?
The President has EVERY right, EVERY GODDAMN RIGHT, to craft his own international/foreign policy, the way Noynoying had that right in his time."
Writer speaks up about qualms on PH’s refusal of EU aid: ‘Iyan ang totoong autonomy' Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on May 19, 2017 Rating: