UP Doctor Lambasts Liberal International for Disrespecting the Philippine Democracy & Independent Judicial Institutions

Veteran University of the Philippines (UP) medical doctor, Dr. Francisco Tolentino lambasts the Liberal International (LI) on their decision to award Sen. Leila De Lima with an international recognition as the award allegedly disrespected the Philippine democracy and the independent judicial institutions of the country.


According to Dr. Francisco Tolentino the Liberal International (LI) is nothing but a "farce" after it awarded detained Senator Leila De Lima with the Liberal International Prize for Freedom Award last July 28, 2018, held at the Mar Roxas Family-owned venue, The Novotel, attended by no less than the most prominent members of the Liberal Party in the Philippines.

The UP Doctor noted that the Liberal International is disrespecting the country by awarding an "indicted felon" such as Sen. De Lima who has been accused and prisoned for allowing the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the Bilibid Prison during her term as DOJ Secretary.



Dr. Tolentino also quoted LI Deputy President Hakima El Haité saying, “we are here not only to give this award to Senator De Lima but to tell the Filipino people we are here to support you in the name of human rights” during the awarding of the Yellow senator, who won controversially during the last 2016 national elections despite her dropping popularity in the senatorial race.

The Liberal International, an internatioal political federation where Liberal Party of the Philippines considered as a local affiliate, regarded Sen. De Lima as a "prisoner of conscience" to Pres. Rody Duterte's war on illegal drugs.

Dr. Francisco Tolentino was quoted as saying on Facebook "WELL, IF De LIEma IS THE TYPE LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS WITH PRIZE FOR FREEZOM, WE CAN ONLY SAY ONE THING ABOUT THIS GROUP, IT’S A JOKE!” Tolentino wrote in his Facebook post.


Here's the Complete Statement of Atty. Francisco Tolentino:

LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL (LI) MOCKS THE FILIPINO PEOPLE WITH THE PRIZE FOR FREEDOM AWARD TO De LIEma

Shoves “HUMAN RIGHTS IMPERIALISM” down our throats!

Francisco P. Tranquilino, M.D.
29 July 2018

De LIEma was bestowed the Liberal International Prize for Freedom Award last night.

In an official statement, LI called De LIEma a prisoner of conscience to President Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs.”

LI Deputy President Hakima el haité was quoted as saying: “We are here not only to give this award to Senator De Lima but to tell the Filipino people we are here to support you in the name of human rights.”

WELL, IF De LIEma IS THE TYPE LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS WITH PRIZE FOR FREEDOM, WE CAN ONLY SAY ONE THING ABOUT THIS GROUP, IT’S A JOKE!

LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL IS A FARCE!

AND FOR ITS DEPUTY PRESIDENT TO CLAIM THAT THE LI SUPPORTS THE FILIPINO PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF HUMAN RIGHTS? PLEASE DO NOT INSULT US. YOU DISRESPECTED OUR DEMOCRACY & INDEPENDENT JUDICIAL INSTITUTIONS BY HONORING AN INDICTED FELON LIKE De LIEma.

IT MAKES US PUKE!



The problem seems to be the narrow, egocentric definition of what human rights are.

“Human rights need to be considered in a political context. The question should not be whether a particular leader or regime violates western-conceived standards of human rights. Instead, it should be whether a leader or regime, in totality, is making life better or worse for ordinary people.” (1)

Reference:

1. Kenzer, S. “End Human Rights Imperialism Now.” The Guardian, 31 December 2010.

FPT
07/29/18

 

Source: Atty. Francisco Tolentino FB Page

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