Jose Alejandrino's Unsolicited Advice to DFA's Cayetano: "Resign out of Delicadeza" After the Botched OFW Rescue

Veteran journalist and political analyst Jose Alejandrino took to social media as he shared his unsolicited advice to DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, to resign out of delicadeza" after the controversial and botched OFW rescue in Kuwait.


Jose Alejandrino lectured Sec. Cayetano about the so-called covert operation which should not be advertise, particularly in today's popularity of social media worldwide. He questioned Sec. Cayetano's SocMed Team for advertising the OFW rescue operation in Kuwait, the same country that made headlines earlier due to case of Joanna Demafelis.



The political analyst stated that by posting the Kuwait rescue video by the Cayetano SocMed Team, particularly the video posted by Thinking Pinoy, the Cayetano team provided the evidence against themselves to the Kuwaiti authorities that Philippine Embassy officials had broken the laws of Kuwait.

DFA's rescue mission of some alleged maltreated OFWs in Kuwait, made the Kuwaitis look impotent, and added insult to injury, hence the outrage of the Kuwaiti parliament resulting to a diplomatic protest by the Kuwaiti government to the Philippines effort of intervening their sovereignty as a nation.

DFA Secretary Cayetano is indeed in hot water right now because by admitting that his team had rescued many others through similar covert operations as if to show that Cayetano was a Phililppine hero worthy of being placed next to the monument of Jose Rizal, it made matters worse. Frankly speaking Alejandrino stated that it was the biggest stupidity anyone could concoct.



Once Sec. Cayetano says he knew nothing about them, he would be admitting he doesn't know what is going on inside the DFA, or at his embassies abroad, in other words, an admission of incompetence. If Cayetano says he knew about them, he would be admitting he approved or sanctioned the breaking of laws of a sovereign country, either way, his goose is cooked and the beest thing to do is for Cayetano to resign out of Delicadeza.

Here's the Complete Statement of Jose Alejandrino:

THE BIRTH OF STUPIDITY AND THE DEATH OF DELICADEZA

When you run a covert operation you don't advertise it. Why did Alan Cayetano's SocMed Team advertise it all over social media? The only reason I can think of is Cayetano's team wanted to show their boss was just as macho as Duterte. I imagine it was a public image buildup towards an eventual presidential bid.

By posting the video, the Cayetano team provided the evidence against themselves to the Kuwaiti authorities that Philippine embassy officials had broken their laws. It made the Kuwaitis look impotent. It added insult to injury. Hence the outrage at the Kuwaiti parliament. Hence the diplomatic protest by the Kuwaiti government. No government in its right mind could ignore such an affront to its sovereignty. Kuwait is not a Philippine colony. Then by admitting the team had rescued many others more through similar covert operations as if to show that Alan Cayetano was a Philippine hero worthy of being placed next to the monument of Jose Rizal, it made matters worse.



Frankly, it was the biggest stupidity anyone could concoct. How can the SocMed team expect their operations not to backfire? How can the DFA secretary feign innocence? If Cayetano says he knew nothing about them, he would be admitting he doesn't know what is going on inside his department or at his embassies abroad. In other words, an admission of incompetence. A copout of his duties and responsibilities. If he says he knew about them, he would be admitting he approved or sanctioned the breaking of laws of a sovereign country. Either way, his goose is cooked.

A netizen commented the president has apologized to the Kuwaiti ambassador for the incidents, like he did to Hong Kong citizens for the bus massacre under Noynoy Aquino's watch. If so, it was the correct thing to do to mend the broken image of our country in Kuwait. The apology I view as a tacit admission by the president that what Cayetano's SocMed team did was wrong. One only apologizes for a wrong done.

As I wrote previously, there is a right way and a wrong way of doing things. When personal interests and political ambition enter the equation, it can never be right. And when you have done wrong, the only right thing left to do is to resign out of delicadeza.

Delicadeza, what's that? It went out a long time ago.

Source: Jose Alejandrino FB Page

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