Ang pagkatig o pagkampi ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa Tsina, at iba pang pagkilos na pumapabor dito ay impeachable offenses ayon sa Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU).
Ayon sa grupo na sumama sa kilos protesta sa Chinese Embassy kahapon, Araw ng Kagitingan, sinabi nilang nakikipagsabwatan umano si Duterte sa Tsina.
“The infamous Duterte-China loan agreements are deliberately designed to favor Chinese interests over those of the Philippines. China is neither a friend nor an ally, but a powerful country taking full advantage of a relatively weaker one to push forward its own economic and political interests,” ani KMU chairperson Elmer “Ka Bong” Labog.
“Duterte and his economic advisers and officials are fooling no one but themselves when they say the deals they are brokering with China will benefit the Philippines and the Filipino people. Analyzing the nature and provisions of the loan agreements already reveal how the Philippines is at the losing end, and most of the advantages will be reaped by China,” paliwanag niya.
Ayon kay Labog, ang official development assistance (ODA) ng Tsina sa Filipinas partikular sa infrastructure projects ay nakadisenyo sa kanilang designed for the Philippines Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) para sa Chinese manufacturing corporations.
Ang Belt and Road Initiative ay programa ng Tsina sa pamumuno ni President Xi Jingpin na mag-invest sa impraestruktura at negosyo sa 152 countries sa Asya, Europa, Latin America, Middle East.
“The actual loans will be used to pay off Chinese contractors and even Chinese workers now in the country working on government and China partnership projects, some of them also being implemented with the local private sector. There is no trusting China given its habit and practice of charging relatively high interest rates. It charges the highest nominal interest rates among all of the Philippines’ bilateral donors,” ani Labog.
Banta ni Labog, ang ginagawa ni Duterte ay impeachable offenses na may kaugnayan sa mga kontrata at kasunduang pumapabor sa Tsina.
“Duterte is committing gross acts of betrayal against national sovereignty and patrimony by engaging in deals that essentially force the Philippines to open up its natural and strategic resources to China’s access and plunder,” giit niya.
ni Gerry Baldo