Hontiveros cites karmic payback for Duterte gov’t on US Senate panel ban proposal:"The world is watching"

Sen. Risa Hontiveros / file photo from GMA Network

Manila, Philippines - Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros was reminded of the saying ‘What goes around, comes around’, in relation to the recent issue over the U.S. Senate panel approval that prohibits the entry of any Philippine government official involved in the detention of Senator Leila de Lima.

Hontiveros recalled how President Duterte’s administration favors China when former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales denied entry in Hong Kong.

The two former government officials co-authors a complaint filed to the International Criminal Court against Chinese President Xi Jinping for alleged crimes against humanity in the West Philippine Sea.

China remains firm against the ruling of the United Nations Arbitration Court that most of the South China Sea, including the WPS, does not belong to them.  China believes they have a historical right over these areas.
“Now that a US Senate panel proposed to ban the entry into the US of those involved in the illegal and unjustified detention of de Lima, Malacanang is angry and protesting to high heavens the unjustified recommendation of the US Senate panel,” Hontiveros pointed out

‘’Talk about hypocrisy and selective outrage at their worst,’’ she said.
‘’May I remind Malacañang that internationalism and solidarity in the face of human rights abuses do not constitute intrusion into one’s sovereignty.”
“They are in fact the consequences of being part of the international community where countries, respective of each other’s sovereignty, help one another to uphold the principles of human rights and democracy,’’ she stressed.
The lady senator warns those who rose to power that justice will eventually catch up for every abuse.

‘’The world is watching. And the world will act. There is a day of reckoning. Justice will eventually catch up with all of you,’’ she added.

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