Retired Gen. Antonio Sotelo Reveals How Americans Deceived Filipinos Through VFA

A concerned netizen and son of retired Lt. Gen. Antonio Sotelo made headlines on social media after he shared the statement of his father revealing how the Americans allegedly deceived Filipinos through the Visiting Forces Agreement.


According to Nick Sotelo, his father a veteran member of the AFP supported the President's decision to terminate the VFA as he noted that it is indeed a continuing national tragedy if the VFA Is not terminated.



Lt. Gen. Antonio Sotelo stated that many years back, he has always expressed his disdain at how Americans treated the Philippines during the time of the US bases being here.

We were said to be being paid $100M for the bases but instead of cash, we are given obsolete helicopters, planes, ships and other equipment, most of which are already mothballed in the Arizona desert.

Read the Complete Statement of Nick Sotelo:

From my father, retired LT.GEN. ANTONIO E. SOTELO, AFP, former CG-PAF & VCS-AFP on the scrapping of the VFA:

"Del Rosario, an American boy, says it is a "national tragedy" if the VFA is terminated. I, a Pinoy, say otherwise. It is a continuing national tragedy if the VFA is not terminated."

"We don't like POGOS because the Chinese proliferate prostitution. What about the pampam joes? Don't they?"

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Many years back, he has also always expressed his disdain at how Americans treated us during the time of the bases being here. We were said to be being paid $100M for the bases but instead of cash, we are given obsolete helicopters, planes, ships and other equipment, most of which are already mothballed in the Arizona desert.



One good example is a project he was tasked with, which was to acquire the 24 F-8H Crusader jets from Fort Worth, Texas, ex-US Navy jets mothballed and junked already for years, only to be resusitated and given to us as payment for the bases' use. Same was true with the UH-1H Huey helos as well as WWII ships for the Philippine Navy.

Not only are they obsolete, they also require parts not anymore in production, therefore, are 3 to 4 times its usual price. Hence, what they say they pay us with becomes almost nil. Such is how the Americans treated us!! Gave us junk, then told us we owe them.


During the Mutual Defense Board meetings, he expressed his desire to simply have the Americans pay us in cash so we can just buy our own, instead of giving us all junked equipment. He even said, because of that, his chances of becoming CS-AFP was gone because of our country's inclination to the Americans.



Hence, during his term as VCS-AFP and as such, chairman of the Weapons Board, he set to acquire our last major purchase of brand new equipment for the AFP which included the Simba Armored Vehicles {British} for the Army, MG-520 attack helicopters (US) & S-211 jets(Italian) for the Air Force, Jose Andrada class ships (US) for the Navy and other equipment so our AFP can have brand new instead of obsolete equipment during his time.

It would be the last brand new major purchases of the AFP for many years to come and such was my father's legacy to the AFP. As for the Americans? They kept us weak so that we will always have a need for their VFA. Pweh!!



Source: Nick Sotelo FB Page

Comments

  1. That is true and if you remember our war to the MNLF in 1972 to 86 they never bother to support as for big guns amunation , our ammu came from Taiwan ,

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    1. During the MNLF rebellion Marcos asked the US to sell us 2 squadrons of A4 Skyhawks. The Americans refused this request because it will make the PAF the strongest in Asia. The purpose of US presence in the Philippines has been to keep the country weak and under-developed. A strong Philippines is against the interest of the US !!!

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  2. Not only that, remember we acquired guns to them during Abu Sayyaf in Mindanao, when President DU30 ask for it, they terminated the conteact, that’s why he ended getting weapons from Russia ang China plus ammunition, without paying anything. It was given for free according to Pres. DU30.

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  3. Let us not delude ourselves that The Philippines is independent because we are under the protection of the Americans. We earned our independence through the courage and heroism of our great men and women who fought for our self-governance. The Americans are here for their own interests and for their best interests only. Their long presence here produced many bitter-after-taste in the mouth, as history will attest, how they badly treated us and still treats us very badly. It is time we assert ourselves as an INDEPENDENT nation and gain back the dignity they took away from us.

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  4. Anonymous2/15/2020

    Preach it!!! Because our history has been sugar coated. Filipinos need to hear the truth...!

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  5. This is one perspective. But in the case of the Japanese, a first world country, they are PAYING the Americans for the privilege of US Bases in their country. The truth is, having Americans around is not perfect, but they deter other powers such as CHINA.

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    1. Wrong. Statement of a weak minded person

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    2. The US keeps Japan strong and progessive as a deterrent to China and Russia. The US keeps the Philippines poor because the US fears a strong Philippines.

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    3. Are you kidding me Edwin?? You don’t need our help to stay weak you do it to yourselves. There are no secret rooms where the top brass on America are smoking cigars and planning how to keep the Philippines weak. Grow up. We fear that one day China will have another Mao that will want to expand. And if that happens and China plants their flag in the Philippines there will be nothing anyone can do about it because they’re a nuclear power. There will be no liberating the Philippines like in ww2 bcuz no one wants to have a nuclear war. The best solution is to deter them like we’ve been. So keep that in mind before your president makes the biggest blunder in his presidency.

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    4. If not for Mao, China still an under develop country governed by warlords and bureaucrats

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  6. Philippines can be a strong nation if only and only all politicians will unite. Punish those who are corrupt and kick out those who don't support improvements and developments for our nation and for the people. No one MUST be above the law.

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  7. I pray that all men in uniform of our country will stand up as one in their own two feet, willing and able to protect this country, and we as a nation, will face together to face this challenge to help our AFP build a strong force against those who would like to trample us. Politics should be set aside and left to those people who wants this, otherwise, this country is going nowhere.

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  8. God bless the Philippines...The best is yet to come.!🙏🙏🙏

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  9. During the times when US bases were still here, ive not known them helped develop the localities or did they hand out charitable donations in the area.. also why are Pilipinos at the very bottom of the list as far as being able to obtain visas to come to the US.. which I don't see why anyone would want to come, taxes are high, plus discrimination is so rampant, you get targeted everywhere, the police, cashiers, waitresses, etc, it is hell..

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  10. Never before done by any of his predecessors..I support the president on this issue.Its about time we remove the shackles of chain from the Americans..We dont need them..We can do it on our own..

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    1. Shackles really?? Hahahaha!! You know as a filam I’m disturbed by how ungrateful the Philippines has become. America has don’t nothing but good things for the Philippines. You guys need a lesson is gratitude man.

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    2. Read our Phil history from the time these deceiving Americans like you lured Aguinaldo that they will liberate us from Spain. But instead they paid Spain a million dollar to subjugate us after that mocked Battle of Manila Bay between the Spanish Armada of Admiral Montojo ang Gearge Dewey. Do not tell us we are ungrateful and remove your being Filipino of your claim being FilAm. Shame on you. You have never had a chance to serve our govt with your blood as I and my late son did.

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    3. Read our Phil history from the time these deceiving Americans like you lured Aguinaldo that they will liberate us from Spain. But instead they paid Spain a million dollar to subjugate us after that mocked Battle of Manila Bay between the Spanish Armada of Admiral Montojo ang Gearge Dewey. Do not tell us we are ungrateful and remove your being Filipino of your claim being FilAm. Shame on you. You have never had a chance to serve our govt with your blood as I and my late son did.

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    4. Read our Phil history from the time these deceiving Americans like you lured Aguinaldo that they will liberate us from Spain. But instead they paid Spain a million dollar to subjugate us after that mocked Battle of Manila Bay between the Spanish Armada of Admiral Montojo ang Gearge Dewey. Do not tell us we are ungrateful and remove your being Filipino of your claim being FilAm. Shame on you. You have never had a chance to serve our govt with your blood as I and my late son did.

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    5. Oh I know the history. I know that if not for America you’d still be ruled by Spain. We liberated the Philippines. And instead of being grateful you rebelled against us when all we were trying to do is train the Philippine army to defend itself and have a functioning government before we gave you independence. We wanted to make sure Spain wouldn’t come right back and take the Ph right back. And instead of showing gratitude you assumed we were trying g to keep the Ph and rebelled. I am more American then Filipino and proud of it. Just understand without American military support the Ph will be totally exposed to potential Chinese aggression. And if they ever plant their flag the Philippines will never have independence again. There will be no liberation like in ww2.

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    6. And Janny my condolences to ur late son. My father served in Vietnam and Grandfather served in ww2 and I know 5 friends that died in Iraq for yet another ungrateful nation. This is why we elected trump as president, we’re tired of dying for ungrateful nations.

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  11. God bless the Philippines and God continue to give our President Duterte the wisdom and strength he needs to lead our nation to greatness and to the destiny God has intended for us. In His name

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  12. Sarah Duterte Carpio for President in 2022 ! ! ! She's my next President because she has the guts, the spunk and the Political will to continue her Father's legacy ! ! !

    Let's all unite, set aside our political bickerings and ambitions for the sake of our Beloved Philippines, ang BANSA NG MGA MAHARLIKA ! ! !

    It's high time we stand for True Freedom against those who exploit our country's resources and the hospitality and kind heartedness of Filipinos.

    Magkaisa para sa ating Inang Bayan ! ! ! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas ! ! ! Mabuhay ! ! ! Mabuhay ! ! ! Mabuhay ! ! !

    Pagpalain tayo ng Panginoon ! ! ! Shalom

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    1. Dream on!! I’d rather see Manny Pacquiao as president then another Duterte.

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  13. So, to do this all improvements and advancement we need to shift to Federal Parliament..for a quick throw out corrupt officials like porky!

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  14. At least the American are not getting any part of our our territory.In fact during the presence of the US baes here, the kalayaan group and notably our Panatag shoal remains ours.Am agreeable that there is no such things as a perfect relations.Even in actual life the same situation exist.But lets judge the overall picture.Where do we stand to gain or loose in this situation when most probably all our military links with the US are cut under this admin?

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  15. BOTH COUNTRIES U. S. AND CHINA AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES ARE HELPING US. IT IS ONLY US FILIPINOS WHO ARE NOT HELPING OURSELVES..WE ONLY WANT MONEY, INSTANT MONEY, POWERS, PUBLICITY, COMPLIMENTS, VICES, INTOXICATIONS, REBELLIONS, FANATICISMS, AND DISUNITY. HOW CAN WE STAND ALONE FOR THAT.? WHY NOT JUST TOTALLY SUPPORT ALL OUR GENIUSES TO CREATE SYSTEMS TO ERADICATE POVERTY AND CREATE OUR OWN RELIABLE SUPER HIGH-TECH DELF-DEFENSE WEAPONS, ROBOTS, GADGETRIES AND FLYING MACHINES TO SCARE ALL INSURGENTS AND FOREIGN INVADERS ? WHY NOT CREATE LAWS THAT WILL TOTALLY BENEFIT ALL FILIPINOS AND NOT SOLELY FAVORING THE SO-CALLED ELITES ? WHY NOT STOP BLAMING EACH OTHER AND JUST START REBUILDING THIS COUNTRY? OUR DEAR PRESIDENT IS DOING HIS JOB AS WELL AS ALL THE HIGH-PRINCIPLED NOT CORRUPT PEOPLE OF THE GOVERMENT. WHY NOT EMULATE THEM INSTEAD OF EMULATING THOSE GOVERNMENT PEOPLE WHO KEPT ON CONTRADICTING AND ATTRACTING HOSTILITY AND CHAOS AND DISUNITY. THESE "SALOTS" WERE ALREADY VERY WELL KNOWN BY THE MAJORITY. THE SILENT AND LOUD MAJORITY.. AND THEY WILL NOT SUCCEED.. LET US ALL REUNITE, RESTART, AND REBUILD OUR COUNTRY. LET US HAVE MERCY TO OUR LAND, TO OUR PEOPLE. DEFEND THE PHILIPPINES BY FIRST DEFENDING OURSELVES TO THE WELL-KNOWN DEADLY "VIRUSES" SURROUNDING US HERE FOR A LONG,LONG TIME.

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  16. How can you eradicate, greed, envy, crab mentality, idolatry and pessimism from our fellow countrymen? How could we embrace patriotism, respect, discipline and self confidence amongst us? We are lagging far far behind our neighboring countries.

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  17. corrupt american officials wanted the Philippines to be a disaster pron area, so that donation will release and kept by Philippines corrupt official, the donation will then deposited to the individual americans and Filipinos officials..just like the missing yollanda funds and donation. americans hates duterte because he dont want to dance with them. this money hunger filipino and americans have no heart and soul. good that LPs are
    out.

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    1. No we dislike Duterte because he’s anti American and an undercover communist.

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