Para kay Bayan Muna Congressman Ferdinand Gaite, kailangan daw suriin ng bagong upong Presidente ng Estados Unidos na si Joe Biden ang pagbebenta ng armas sa Pilipinas. Ayon sa makakaliwang kongresista, maari daw magamit ang armas sa pang-aabuso sa karapatan pantao.
“Killings remain unabated, and the abuses committed by men in uniform continue to pile up. This could aggravate further as the regime looks forward to the full implementation of the undemocratic Anti-Terror Act… Biden government needs to immediately review the plan to sell hellfire missiles, attack helicopters, assault boats, and other armaments to the Duterte administration totaling to more than $2,000,000,000…. These weapons would excessively aggravate the state of human rights in the country, and bolster the tyranny of the regime. He could go on and continue Trump’s support to the assault on human rights in the Philippines or he could abrogate these military deals and genuinely commit to the cause of human rights,” boladas ni Gaite.
Kuda pa ni Gaite, hindi raw pinansin ni former US Presidente Donald Trump ang isyu. Nagsusumamo din si Gaite sa Amerikanong Presidente na baliktarin ang mga ipinatupad na polisiya ni Trump.
“Trump largely ignored this issue and sustained its military aid to the regime amidst issues of rights violations. We hope President Biden would support the enactment of the Philippine Human Rights Act championed last year by Democratic Rep. Susan Wild and 23 other members of the US Congress… President Biden has sworn to reverse the inhumane policies of his predecessor, we hope this would extend to his foreign policy, and the consideration of this bill remains urgent as the human rights situation in our country worsens,” kuda pa ni Gaite.
Source: Manila Bulletin