- Sen. Manny Pacquiao hits back at President Rodrigo Duterte who stated Tuesday that the lawmaker should go back to school as he “has a very shallow knowledge” of the issue
- Pacman said that while he respects the opinion of the President, he does not agree with his assessment that he has “shallow knowledge” when it comes to foreign policy
- The senator said that he is a Filipino speaking out on what needs to be said in defense of what was already adjudged as rightfully belonging to the Philippines
- Sen. Manny also said that he believes his statement reflects the feelings and sentiments of the majority of Filipinos
Senator Manny Pacquiao hits back at President Rodrigo Duterte saying that he is a Filipino speaking out on what needs to be said and done as regards the maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea.
The senator also said that while he respects the President’s opinion, he does not agree with Duterte’s assessment that he “has a shallow knowledge” as regards foreign policy.
The President also rebuked the lawmaker for criticizing him, saying that he should go back to school.
For Pacman, he is merely exercising his right as a Filipino citizen and speaking out on what should have been said in defense of what has been adjudged as justly belonging to the Philippines.
“I respect the President’s opinion but humbly disagree with his assessment of my understanding of foreign policy. I am a Filipino voicing out what needs to be said in defense of what has been adjudicated as rightfully ours,” Pacquiao said.
The legislator also believed that his statement reflects the general sentiment and feelings of the majority of Filipinos.
“I firmly believe that my statement reflects the sentiment of the majority of the Filipinos, that we should stand strong in protecting our sovereign rights while pursuing a peaceful and diplomatic solution to the dispute,” the senator further said.
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Earlier, Sen. Pacquiao called out President Duterte for what the legislator claimed as the softening of his stance on the disputed area as compared to the time he was still running for the presidency.
He recalled the promise of the President about riding a jet ski and planting the Philippine flag in the disputed area in case he wins in the presidential elections.
“Narinig natin bago mag-election, sa pangangampanya, nung sinabi niya na mag-jet ski siya, dala yung watawat ng Pilipinas doon, e siyempre, kahit ako sa puso ko, ito na yung iboboto ko dahil ito yung dapat na presidente, kailangan natin, na pinaglalaban yung bansa natin,” Pacquiao had said.
His statement perhaps irked President Duterte, prompting him to issue a rebuttal by saying the senator should go back to school as his knowledge is shallow.
The President said this during an interview with one of his closest friends and supporter, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the founder of Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc.
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The West Philippine Sea is a touchy issue for President Duterte, who would often go ballistic on those who appear to criticize his stance on the dispute with China.
Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino politician and also a professional boxer. He is nicknamed "PacMan." He is also regarded as one of the best professional boxers in the world. He is now the party president of PDP Laban — the ruling political party.
Sen. Manny Pacquiao just expressed his sentiments on the response of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on the issue in the West Philippine Sea. He said that he finds it lacking as compared to the time when the President was still running for election. He said that the President should continue that so that China will respect the Philippines. Pacquiao also lamented that it is very discouraging because the President was different back then.
He is the head of the ruling party PDP-Laban in the senate. Being the chairman of the party, he held a press conference, where he stated that they should focus on the problems of the country and not on politics. He expressed his opposition to the resolution that was issued by his party, which urged Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao then issued a directive saying that as President of their party, he has the responsibility to enforce rules, thereby urging everyone to focus more on the opportunity to serve instead of focusing on other things amid the pandemic.
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