Malacañang to US lawmakers: You're not our colonial masters!

Malacañang to US lawmakers: You're not our colonial masters!




The Philippines is a independent and sovereign nation.
Malacanang slammed and urged United States of America lawmakers not to interfere with the country’s internal affairs, stating that they are no longer our “colonial masters.”

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in one of his virtual briefings made the statement after 45 US lawmakers asked the Philippine government to repeal the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.
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“Huwag na po kayo maghimasok. Hindi na po namin kayo colonial masters. Independienteng bansa na po kami (Don’t interfere. You’re no longer our colonial masters. We’re an independent country now),” he said.
Roque took note of the atrocities carried out by the US against Filipinos during the Philippine-American war, particularly the Balangiga Massacre of Sept. 28, 1901.
“Bagamat nung sinakop po tayo, ‘yan po ang pinaka madugong bakbakan na nakita ng buong daigdig kung saan ang mga Amerikano ay talaga naman pong nilabag ang batas pag meron pong labanan. Pinatay ang lahat ng nakita nilang gumagalaw lalong lalo na sa mga lugar ng Samar (When we were colonized, it was one of the bloodiest events in the world where Americans violated laws. They killed everyone they saw moving, especially in Samar),” he said.

Atty. Roque said the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Law is already been questioned before the Supreme Court.
“Nasa Korte Supreme na po natin ‘yan. Hayaan po nating desisyunan ng Korte Suprema (It’s now with the Supreme Court. Let’s let them decide on its constitutionality),” he said.
He made it clear that there is no need for any interference because the country has a working judicial system.
“We have a working judicial system and we can rely on our judicial system to rule on the constitutionality of the anti-terror law,” he said.





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