LOOK: Atty Bruce Rivera says people trying to scare us with threats of communism must go back to the 1960's.
Atty. Bruce Rivera gave a message to the people contradicting President Rodrigo Duterte for cutting ties with the United States and opting to forge an alliance with China.
Rivera said that the assumption that the country would fall into communism is a rotten belief.
He said that out of all the presidents this country had. Duterte is the only one who can boast of such great achievements in just the first 100 days.
"No president managed to force 800 users and pushers to surrender, Laglag bala is gone the very day after he assumed the presidency. Asian leaders are scrambling to invite him and work with him.Even non-traditional states that are indifferent due to our perceived closeness with US, wants to do business with us".
He says this is beneficial since Asia is the next big thing and we should forge our alliance with our neighbors.
"Gone are the days that communism and capitalism are as clear as black and white. So calling the downfall of a communist president is so 1960's and people trying to scare us with a scenario of a communist Philippines deserve to be returned to where they belong in- the 1960's".
He highlighted the importance of the state doing business with the players it deems best.
"There is no reason to limit our friendships only to the US. We should befriend even their enemies."
He said that national pride is important and that we should recognize that although ties with China are being forged, it does not mean that ties with other countries must be given an end.
To those calling for people power against Duterte. he has a message:
"Sawa na po kami sa people power!1 Been there and done that. And what did it get us? A richer oligarchy." "We have a president trying to change that. All you need is to thank him. Or just shut the f*ck up." he added.
Read full statement of Atty. Bruce Rivera: