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Duterte Calls For Cooperation, Amity Among Nations

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(Compiled by OpinYon Researcher Inalou Facun based on “Counterpoint” September 23, 2020 episode)

 

–         On Nurses’ Requests For Higher Wages

“The solution to public nurses law salaries is raising their salary rates under the salary standardization law kasi currently yung pong additional benefits ng life insurance free accomodation and transportation and free testing for all medical frontliners are provided for health care workers under the bayanihan to Recover Act or Bayahinan II.

“Kaya pinasalamatan po ng mga nurses si Presidente Duterte dahil pinayagan ni Presidente na yung mga kumplete ng kontrata sa abroad ay puwede na kayong umalis at magtrabaho.”

 

–         On The Continuing Controversy Over The Manila Bay Artificial Sand Project

“Sabi ni Presidente pinagtanggol niya yung pagalagay ng dolomite sabi niya wala naman masama sa gobyerna na maglagay ng mga crushed dolomite hindi po powder ha… para lumikha ng artificial beach gaya ng sabi natin sa inyo ito ang ginagamit sa Cebu Shangrila punta pa kayo dun  sa kilalang lugar na dinadagsa ng maraming turista e yun nga ginagamit yung dolomite kaya sabi  ni president ngayon ang mga tao ay nageenjoy dun sa reclaimed area with the white sand maski naman papaano bakit naman hindi?”

 

–        On President Rodrigo Duterte’s Recent Address To The United Nations General Assembly

*   Geopolitical tensions

“(Sabi ni President) yung pag aaway ng iba’t- ibang bansa walang kahihinatnan nyan sapagkat pag merong mga bagong mga away between countries e… siguradong magkakahati-hati ang mga nations magaaway-away and given…  considering yung military natin ngayon lahat marami ang may nuclear weapons e wala uubusin ninyo ang tao sa mundo pagkayo ay nagkaroon ng nuclear war kaya sana yung away-away natin sa salita e hindi umabot sa tunay na digmaan ng mga nuclear weapons and missiles.”

*   Migrant workers

“… Kailangan natin ng kooperasyon upang ipromote pangalagaan ang karapatan ng mga migrants regardless of their migrant status kailangan sundin natin yung global compact for safe orderly and regular migration unless states include all migrants in response to this pandemic walang safe sa aating kailang isama natin yung mga migrante until everyone is safe sabi nga nung Secretary General ng United Nations.”

*   Climate change

“Peoples in developing countries like the Philippines suffer the mostwe cannot afford to suffer more e tayo na nga daw naghihirap e… kaya tayo sumama dyan sa paris agreement to fight climate change and calling all parties especially those who not might good commitment the climate change to honor.”

*   Human rights

“The Philippines will continue to protect human rights to its people especially from scourge of illegal drugs criminality and terrorism (mananatili ang bansang Pilipinas) na pangalagaan ang karapatang pantao lalo na sa kanyang mga kababayan laban dito sa illegal na droga, kriminalidad at terorismo.”

*   Terrorism

“(Sabi ni Presidente) E.. nakikita naman natin kahit saan kayo magpunta anong bansa walang kinikilala ito e tingnan nyo yung Marawi siege kung saan merong foreign terrorist noon kaya nakaroon ito ng aral sa amin na kailangan na magkaroon ng isang batas ito na nga po yung anti-terorrism act para magawan natin ng paraan hindi pa man nagkakaroon ng terorismo e nahuli na natin ang terorista.”

*   South China Sea

“Yang award na yan ay bahagi na ng batas internasyonal at hindi na maari baguhin yan “it cannot alterate … (nobody) can change it”, hindi mo pwedeng ipawalangbahala yan hindi mo pwedeng iwanan yan and lalabanan namin ang anumang pagtatangkang sirain ang award na yan kaya we welcome yung support na galing sa ibang bansa na sumusuporta dito sa award sapagkat yan ang tinatawag na majesty of the law.”

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