For reference: Atty. Harry L. Roque, Jr. 09175398096
What we want to know is how much the Palace is spending on a delegation of 35 people at the Hague in the Netherlands to the oral arguments in the Philippine arbitral case against China over the West Philippine Sea.
Calling me KSP or Kulang sa Pansin simply avoids the issue altogether. Press Secretary Edwin Lacierda’s response shows the Palace is Kabado sa Paliwanag because they really cannot justify this big junket when only two in the government will actually argue before the Tribunal.
I’m sure the money being spent on the Philippine delegation for at least a week will go a long way in helping fisherfolks from Zambales displaced by the Chinese takeover of the Panatag shoal.
Has the government even thought of assisting the thousands of fisherfolks who are now without any steady and adequate source of livelihood because of its inept handling of the Panatag shoal stand-off?
It is sad that they had been so consumed by junket fever that they couldn’t think of anything else.
Until now, Malacanang has not provided any steady and adequate livelihood assistance to the families of the displaced fisher folks.