It’s always amusing, albeit in a twisted sense, to read angry comments of Filipinos who, after the Philippine Coast Guard opened fire on a Taiwanese fishing vessel, killing one, were so quick to defend the Coast Guard and vilify the Taiwanese government for its quick condemnation.
It’s always amusing to watch fools display their shallow sense of nationalism, with all the self-righteousness of the “api”, for all the world to see — taking the side of their countrymen on the basis alone of nationality and without even bothering to wait until an investigation could be conducted and concluded, and the facts separated from the “palusot” of the incompetent. Curious, really, how these fellow Filipinos could be so darn sure that the Coast Guard couldn’t have been in the wrong when they themselves weren’t there to witness the incident.
I wonder how they will react to this:
MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation has recommended the filing of criminal and administrative cases against members of the Philippine Coast Guard involved in the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes island last May, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima told reporters in a text message Monday. [Interaksyon]
I wouldn’t be surprised if they start claiming that the Philippine government has sold the Filipinos out.