MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In a rare show of unity and non-partisanship, Philippine Senators unanimously approved a resolution demanding that the U.S. government immediately release all prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
As of latest available information resulting from a Google search, about 40 detainees remain at the U.S.-leased detention center in Cuba. Many of the detainees are suspected terrorists.
The Filipino Senators crafted and approved the resolution following a similar move by the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee which demanded that the Philippine government release incarcerated Senator Leila de Lima and drop the charges against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, accused of violating the Constitution, tax evasion and cyber libel.
“If American Senators can meddle with domestic affairs of the Philippines, there is no reason we can’t dictate how they should deal with theirs,” Senate President Tito Sotto told The Adobo Chronicles.
Gone are the days when Juan dela Cruz cowers at the threats and dictates of Uncle Sam.
As a Filipino battle cry says, “Laban!” (Fight!)