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Why EU's imposition of conditions on the PHL is hypocritical

Francis Abraham explains this in one of his Facebook posts.
EU asks us not to reinstate capital punishment and not to lower the criminal liability age which stands at 16 years old and over while warning us of possible loss of aid and trade preferential status.

The BIGGEST trading partner of the EU is the US, which has the death penalty and the lowest criminal liability age of 7 years old. This apparently does not bother the EU at all even while the US carries the lowest criminal liability age.

On top of that, the EU parliament did adopt a resolution calling for the immediate release of Leila de Lima.

While the Philippine government only rejected a particular aid package and NOT ALL aid packages from the EU, perhaps this is a clear enough signal that our relationship should be built on MUTUAL RESPECT and that we will not allow any nation to dictate on how we should run our internal affairs.

I am sure our government will answer any concerns the EU may have, and will supply them with the actual facts and figures relating to EJK's, figures that Cayetano and company presented to the UN.

I do have one question for the EU. If there is so much GENUINE CONCERN on the Philippines lowering the criminal liability age currently at 16 years, why not express the same concern with the US, which has the lowest criminal liability age pegged at 7 years old? Why not take away the trade preferential status of your BIGGEST trading partner in the world?

#EU #letsbecivil #bawalmagalit #bawalhipokrito

Why EU's imposition of conditions on the PHL is hypocritical Why EU's imposition of conditions on the PHL is hypocritical Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 3:57:00 PM Rating: 5

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