Sotto, reject and slams US plea to free De Lima: PH no longer American colony

Sotto, reject and slams US plea to free De Lima: PH no longer American colony

We are not a US Colony.

Senate President Vicente Sotto and senator Imee Marcos was in unison when they slammed the US Senate resolution calling for the immediate release of their colleague detained opposition senator Leila De Lima.

“We are a sovereign nation. We have our own judicial processes. What will they say if we pass a resolution asking the US to put in jail all abortionists in their country considering abortion is illegal in ours?” Sotto told reporters.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III
(photo credit to owner)

The Senate president noted that criminal laws “are territorial and are different in every country.”

“Sovereign states have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and decide the violation of their own laws. We are not a colony anymore,” he added.

 Intrusion on purely PH internal affairs

For senator Imee Marcos, the said passed US senate resolution is an outright intrusion.

“Sa palagay ko, talagang garapal na pakikialam yon. Kaya tigilan na nila. Hindi na tayo little brown brother,” Marcos told reporters in an interview.

(I think that’s an outright intrusion. They should stop. We’re no longer their little brown brother).

“Hindi na tayo colony ng Amerika. Kaya dapat, konting respeto rin,” she added.

(We’re no longer a colony of the US, show a bit of respect).

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