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    Courage and Defiance: The Philippines’ act of standing up against China Part II

    Now, the ultimate question is: “And what is the ultimate purpose of the thick memo?”

    I overwhelmingly concur with the Philippine Foreign Secretary, Alberto Del Rosario that the contents of the memorial is in defense of the Philippines’ “national interest…[the memorial is about] defending what is legitimately ours; it is about securing our children’s future. It is about guaranteeing freedom of navigation for all nations.”

    Further it is also “about guaranteeing freedom of navigation for all nations, it is about helping to preserve regional peace, security and stability.”

    Hence to China and their officials may I remind you of the words of your dear leader, Deng Xiaoping as quoted by a noted Filipino jurist!

    According to a local magistrate of the Philippine Supreme Court, Justice Antonio Carpio:

    “The world should now remind China of Deng Xiaoping’s solemn commitment to the world when he declared in his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on April 10, 1974:

    A superpower is an imperialist country which everywhere subjects other countries to its aggression, interference, control, subversion or plunder and strives for world hegemony. If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too would play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression and exploitation, the people of the world should identify her as social-imperialist, expose it, oppose it and work with the Chinese people to overthrow it.”

    Hence, you must thank us the Filipino people so as the Vietnamese for standing up against you and telling you to return to your leader’s words of wisdom.

    You all have to thank us for reminding you that you have strayed your ways and forgotten your promise to the world!

    The world no longer needs an empire or another imperialist bloc. Be happy on what you have and leave us alone!

    For justice and reason’s sake: GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA!!!

    If not, then we shall shout and scream at you that we will use all the means at our disposal reasonably. We are declaring that we will proceed against you using legal and peaceful methods where it is still possible and if it needs be we will resist you by force of arms, by iron and by blood, when it is necessary.

    For the million and one time, you have been warned!!!

    Jose Mario Dolor De Vega

    Philosophy lecturer
    College of Liberal Arts
    Department of Social Science
    Technological University of the Philippines

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