Ridon: Aquino should stop being a ‘doomsayer’
Posted at 04/08/2012 12:01 PM | Updated as of 04/08/2012 7:56 PM
MANILA, Philippines – The Kabataan partylist on Sunday criticized President Noynoy Aquino for presenting a “doomsday scenario” regarding the impact of the North Korean rocket testing on the Philippine archipelago.
“Stop being a doomsayer, Mr. President,” Kabataan Partylist spokesperson Atty. Terry Ridon told Aquino in a statement.
Ridon said Aquino is only speculating when he warned that rocket fragments may land on Philippine territory.
“No sovereign nation would commit a diplomatic embarrassment as to allow rocket fragments to fall on another nation’s territory,” Ridon said. “Any debris will most certainly fall on international waters.”
Ridon also slammed Aquino for his “diplomatic arrogance” after he told Pyongyang to focus on food instead of the rocket launch.
“We hope Pyongyang doesn’t respond by telling Aquino to stop ‘noynoying’ instead of addressing mounting price increase,” Ridon said.
Ridon added that Pyongyang has the sovereign right to conduct rocket testing under international law, something the United States and other nations have done in the past.
He noted that Aquino is criticizing North Korea but is “turning a blind eye” at the United States.
“(The US) has the largest stockpile of ballistic missiles which can be deployed anywhere in the world at the click of a button,” Ridon said.
Aquino’s actions show that he is serving as the US poster boy against Pyongyang in the ASEAN, Ridon added. #