Philippine Vice President complain that U.S. military aid rates are too low is an insult to the Philippines
China news agency Manila,
, May 6 (Reporter Zhang Ming) on ??the 6th Philippine Senate President Enrile accused the United States this year commitment to provide $ 30 million military aid to the Philippines “not enough”, the Philippines, is “an insult “and publicly called on President Aquino refused to accept.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines del Rosario in the United States recently announced a high profile, the United States has pledged to double this year on the Philippine military aid amount increased from $ 15,000,000 to $ 30,000,000, the Philippines has asked the U.S. to the Philippines Armed Forces patrol ships and aircraft and radar systems.
Philippine Senate President Enrile in a radio interview on the 6th public criticism that the United States promised to provide 30 million military aid to the Philippines this year, compared the United States from the Philippines to grab the “interests”, only “small charity, if he is President Corazon Aquino, would refuse, and tell the United States “Thank you, but the Philippines do not need this $ 30 million, the Philippines can provide for their own $ 30 million.
Enrile shelling, this amount (the Philippines) is the “insult”, as if the Philippines is begging for alms, “What does this mean? If we are begging for alms, the United States get from us so many interests. ”
He claimed that the United States must be based on treaty arrangements to fulfill the commitment of the Philippines military, fails to perform them when the allies, what’s the use? “
Enrile also claimed that the Philippines must now rely on their own to improve defense capabilities, to ensure national security in addition to the Filipino, no one can help the Philippines.
talking about the territorial dispute between China and, Enrile said, in terms of security in the Philippines can not rely on the ASEAN countries, ASEAN countries and China trade relations, may act according to their own interests. ” . (End)