Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!  HAPPY THREE KINGS! As we are now in 2019, new year, new beginnings, new challenges and  new opportunities.  Everyone is entitled to make their new year’s resolution for as long as they keep it in mind and make sure that they do it to the best of their ability.  When I was young [...]

    Read full post »


Visitors to Pinoytimes


Page added on May 22, 2018

Email this to a friendEmail This Post Email This Post                      Printable versionPrint This Post Print This Post

Cayetano slams Robredo for remarks on Kuwait row: There should be no ‘double standard’

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slammed Vice President Leni Robredo’s remark on the diplomatic row between the Philippines and Kuwait, challenging her for saying the government violated Kuwait’s sovereignty by staging unauthorized rescue missions.

“When foreigners rally here, they violate our sovereignty. Why are they allowed to do so? But when we rescue Filipinos, they criticize our government for breaking sovereignty.” Cayetano charged in a press briefing Saturday. “There should be no double standard.”

Cayetano was referring to Australian nun Patricia Fox, who was ordered to leave the Philippines by the end of May for engaging in political activities.

Robredo released a statement on Friday, saying the viral video showing Philippine embassy officials on a rescue mission in Kuwait could jeopardize the jobs of 260,000 Filipino workers in the Gulf state.

The video had prompted Kuwait to declare Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa persona non grata and expel him.  It also arrested four Filipino drivers and issued warrants of arrest against Filipino diplomats who participated in the rescue effort.

The Vice President said the easing of diplomacy between the Philippines and Kuwait “must start with an honest and candid acknowledgment of the crisis, a willingness to accept accountability and a conviction to do what is right.”

Cayetano, however, said the Philippine government is already accepting accountability for the incident.

“I’d like to assure Vice President Robredo that we are accountable: we’re accountable to the President, we’re accountable to the people, we’re accountable to God,” he said.

Cayetano also slammed Robredo for sending a video message to the United Nations in March 2017, where she criticized the country’s war against drugs.

” Why are they criticizing us for our videos…Why is it okay for Vice President Leni to send a video to the UN which is fake news and sabotaging our country?

Cayetano then called on the opposition to follow “worldwide protocol” by letting diplomatic negotiations between two countries to finish first before criticizing, and to be fair in their criticisms.









RELATED STORIES

  • No Related Post


LATEST HEADLINES

COMMUNITY NEWS

NOTICE TO MEDIA thumbnail NOTICE TO MEDIA
Message from the Mayor thumbnail Message from the Mayor
Message from the Premier of Alberta thumbnail Message from the Premier of Alberta
Message from the Prime Minister of Canada thumbnail Message from the Prime Minister of Canada

PINOY STORIES

Hacking a Pinoy Christmas abroad thumbnail Hacking a Pinoy Christmas abroad

HAVE YOUR SAY

HAVE YOUR SAY Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, dolor sit ipsum.

PROMOTIONAL BLOCK

PROMOTIONAL BLOCK Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, dolor sit ipsum.

TRAVEL NEWS



PINOY TOONS


Tags