Global alliance of overseas Filipinos Migrante International said that Pres. Aquino will not be expecting to see yellow ribbons from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families around the world.
Aquino recently called on the public to don yellow ribbons as a sign of continued confidence and support after his recent speech defending the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) despite the Supreme Court ruling declaring it unconstitutional.
According to Garry Martinez, Migrante International chairperson, Filipinos around the world were infuriated at Aquino’s speech. “The first few minutes into his speech and OFWs immediately knew that it was a waste of their time. His unrepentance and arrogance has brought much discontent among Filipinos worldwide. No yellow ribbons for Filipinos overseas and their families. They want him out.”
Martinez also slammed Aquino for hurling veiled threats against the Supreme Court, saying that it was tyrannical and “Marcosian”.
“His defense of the DAP was expected. He has his head in a platter, after all. But what was more unforgivable for our kababayans was his arrogant display of autocracy. In threatening the Supreme Court, Aquino has also unleashed a threat against all democracy-loving Filipinos. It was terribly Marcosian, his parents must be cringing in their graves.”
“Aquino said it best in his speech when he said, ‘If you can’t use it, lose it’. Challenge accepted, Mr. BS,” Martinez said.
Migrante International supports the upcoming Lakbayan para sa Tunay na SONA which will kick off on July 21 from Tacloban and arrive in Manila on July 26. Filipinos all over the world are also gearing for protests in time for Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address. ###