Mga puntong NAPAGCASHUNDUAN;
1.Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s hurried trip to China in late 2004 produced a major surprise.
2.Manila has given a certain legitimacy to China’s legally spurious “historic claim” to most of the South China Sea.
3.The Philippines has made breathtaking concessions in agreeing to the area for study, including parts of its own continental shelf not even claimed by China and Vietnam.
4.Some would say it was a sell-out on the part of the Philippines!
5.President Arroyo’s agreement with China for a joint seismic study was controversial in several respects. By not consulting other Asean members beforehand, the Philippines abandoned the collective stance that was key to the group’s success with China over the South China Sea.
Sa isang bahagi ng artikulong “Manila’s Bungle in The South China Sea ni Barry Wain na lumabas sa Far Eastern Economic Review January / February issue:"
“Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s hurried trip to China in late 2004 produced a major surprise. Among the raft of agreements ceremoniously signed by the two countries was one providing for their national oil companies to conduct a joint seismic study in the contentious South China Sea, a prospect that caused consternation in parts of Southeast Asia.” (Photo: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/)
“But as details of the undertaking emerge, it is beginning to look like anything but the way to go. For a start, the Philippine government has broken ranks with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which was dealing with China as a bloc on the South China Sea issue. The Philippines also has made breathtaking concessions in agreeing to the area for study, including parts of its own continental shelf not even claimed by China and Vietnam. Through its actions, Manila has given a certain legitimacy to China’s legally spurious “historic claim” to most of the South China Sea.”
“President Arroyo’s agreement with China for a joint seismic study was controversial in several respects. By not consulting other Asean members beforehand, the Philippines abandoned the collective stance that was key to the group’s success with China over the South China Sea. Ironically, it was Manila that first sought a united front and rallied Asean to confront China over its intrusion into Mischief Reef a decade earlier. Sold the idea by politicians with business links who have other deals going with the Chinese, Ms. Arroyo did not seek the views of her foreign ministry, Philippines officials say. By the time the foreign ministry heard about it and objected, it was too late, the officials say.”
“Beijing and Manila did not make public the text of their “Agreement for Seismic Undertaking for Certain Areas in the South China Sea By and Between China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Philippine National Oil Company.” After the agreement was signed on Sept. 1, 2004, the Philippine government said the joint seismic study, lasting three years, would “gather and process data on stratigraphy, tectonics and structural fabric of the subsurface of the area.””
The article hints at other agreement(s) between president Arroyo and the Chinese government aside from the seismic study agreement. The clear fact was that, after the 2004 elections, the Arroyo administration went on a natural resources development binge, signing agreements and contracts for mining and oil exploration, development, and exploitation with foreign governments and companies. The ZTE and several dozen projects with the Chinese goverment and companies are part of this policy trend.
Ang walang katapusan pang-aabuso sa kapangyarihan, mga unresolved at kaliwa't kanang iskandalo na kinasangkutan ng kasalukuyang administrasyon; ang multo ng “Hello Garci dagdag-bawas” Election controversy, Diosdado Macapagal Highway scandals, ang Joc-joc Bolante Fertilizer scam, Jose Pidal caper, daan-dang unresolved extra-judicial killings, ang pamumudmud at suhulan sa Malacañang at ang pinakahuli, ang kawalan ng buto sa gulugod (burikak kay Uncle Sam) sa kasong panghihimasok ng bansang Amerika sa Mindanao (MILF visit ng US Ambassador Kenney), tuluyan ng ipinagkanulo ang country, tuluyan ng nawalan ng moral ascendancy at credebility ang bangkarote at ilehitimong gubyernong Macapagal Arroyo.
Sa pitong taong pamamalagi't political survival, wala ng inatupag si Ate Glo kundi ang dumepensa't magsinungaling (cover-up / white wash) sa mga maanomalya, sustinido, sa kaliwa't kanang iskandalong bumalot sa kanyang administrasyon. Kaya pa bang tiisin ng mga Pilipino ang dalawa pang taong pamamalagi nito sa Malakanyang?
Tanging ang kabayanihang paglisan o boluntaryong pagre-resign na lamang sa trono, kasama ang buong barkada't MAPIA sa Gabinete (Puno, Razon, 2 Gonzales, Esperon, Ermita, Bunye) ang tanging paraan, solusyon upang maisalba ang kapanatagang politikal, manumbalik ang pagtitiwala ng mamamayan Pilipino at kahit paano, magMOVE ON na ang ating abang Pilipinas.
Kaya lang, isang bagungot at hindi uso kay Ate Glo (over her dead body, 'di ninyo ako magagalaw) ang PAGRE-RESIGN.
Doy / IPD
March 7, 2008
Text of Spratlys accord taken off DFA website--Golez http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20080308-123576/Text-of-Spratlys-accord-taken-off-DFA-website--Golez
Gonzalez: 3 trillion cubic feet of gas at stake in Spratly deal"http://www.gmanews.tv/story/83938/Gonzalez-3-trillion-cubic-feet-of-gas-at-stake-in-Spratly-deal
"Gulo at Asenso"
Sa bawat ikot at talumpati ni Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ay iisa ang linya nito. “’Wag nang guluhin ang pulitika sa bansa dahil humahadlang lang ito sa magandang takbo ng ekonomiya.”
Himayin natin ang pangungusap na ito. Una, ang kaguluhan sa pulitika. Saan ba at paano ito nagsimula......?
Ang buod: http://www.abante-tonite.com/issue/mar0808/editorial.htm