Acidre1

Babala ni Acidre sa foreign diplomats: Pinoy hospitality wag abusihin

Mar Rodriguez May 15, 2024
38 Views

NAGBABALA si House Deputy Majority Leader at Tingog Partylist Rep. Jude Acidre sa mga foreign diplomat na huwag abusihin ang hospitality ng mga Pilipino.

Ito ang sinabi ni Acidre bilang reaksyon sa mga ulat kaugnay ng imbestigasyong isasagawa ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) sa mga iligal na umanong ginagawa ng mga foreign diplomat sa bansa.

“I think it’s only reasonable that people who abuse our hospitality and abuse the privileges that are accorded in goodwill should also be sent home,” ani Acidre, chairman ng House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs, sa isang press conference nitong Miyerkoles.

Babala ni Acidre sa foreign diplomats: Pinoy hospitality wag abusihin.

Kamakailan ay lumabas ang ulat kaugnay ng iligal na wiretapping sa pag-uusap ng isang Chinese diplomat at isang opisyal ng Armed Forces of the Philippines kaugnay ng mga resupply mission sa Ayungin Shoal.

“To make it simple, diplomats are guests of our country. While they have their own privileges and immunity, it still boils down to the reality that they are guests of the receiving country,” punto ni Acidre.

Dagdag pa nito, “In fact, they cannot exercise any of those diplomatic immunities until they are officially received by the host state. So, I think we cannot argue against that and in that light, we are supporting the statement of the Justice Secretary in that regard.”

“Wiretapping is illegal in the country,” saad pa nito. “If it can be established that this Chinese diplomat has wiretapped or made a recording of phone conversations and leaked these documents, then they must be held accountable under our laws.”

Ayon kay Acidre ang mga gawaing ganito ay hindi saklaw ng ibinibigay na diplomatic immunity.

Suportado rin ni 1-Rider Partylist Rep. Rodge Gutierrez ang isasagawang imbestigasyon ng NBI.

“If we discuss the NBI’s probe, it doesn’t even necessitate a conversation about diplomatic immunity. Acts of alleged crimes perpetuated in the country would probably be within the jurisdiction of the NBI to probe,” paliwanag ni Gutierrez.

“Upon acceptance by the host country, it comes with conditions. Even then, for any reason whatsoever, there are still penalties that the executive branch can impose,” pagpapatuloy nito.

“Whether or not there would be criminal culpabilities, the executive is free to exercise expulsion or urging the host country to pursue a criminal prosecution in their country,” dagdag pa ni Gutierrez.

Sinabi naman ni Gutierrez na mahalagang malaman kung totoo ang umano’y na-wiretap na pag-uusap ng Chinese diplomat at opisyal ng AFP.