- Sen. Risa Hontiveros said that President Rodrigo Duterte just defended China during his SONA
- She noted that the Filipinos need accountability and not a lecture
- Hontiveros mentioned how disappointed she was over the speech of the President
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Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte was defending China, instead of laying out his plans on how to defend the sovereign rights of the Philippines over the West Philippine Sea.
KAMI learned that Hontiveros aired how disappointed she was over the speech of President Duterte.
“Nakakadismaya. I am really disappointed. Sa halip na ginamit ni Presidente ang kanilang SONA para sabihin sa lahat ng ating mga Pilipino kung paano niya ipagtatanggol ‘yung ating soberanya, parang nag-abogado pa siya para sa panig ng Tsina,” Hontiveros said.
“Sa isyu ng West Philippine Sea, parang hindi State of the Nation Address ang napakinggan ko kung hindi State of China’s Affairs in the Philippines,” she added.
On Twitter, Hontiveros said that the public did not “need a lecture” but “accountability.” She emphasized that the President should not have used the SONA to defend China.
“Sana ‘di gamitin ang SONA para depensahan na pwedeng mangisda ang Tsina sa ating EEZ,” Hontiveros wrote.
“We want a SONA made in the Phils, not in China,” she added.
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In a previous report by KAMI, Hontiveros called out a netizen who claimed that she was dressed inappropriately during the SONA. The author of the “Bawal Bastos” said that people should not tell women how to dress.
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