EU should check own glasshouses before throwing stones at PH – Prof. Carlos - Manila Bulletin

9/19/2020 10:30:00 PM

EU should check own glasshouses before throwing stones at PH – Prof. Carlos

EU should check own glasshouses before throwing stones at PH – Prof. Carlos

A political analyst took to social media her stand on the recent recommendation of European Union (EU) lawmakers to impose economic sanctions on Philippine goods entering their market because of alleged violation of human rights, closure of a broadcast network, and cases of a detained legislator and a journalist.

“While there is the much-debated ‘responsibility to protect’ underpinned on the oneness of humanity, let us also remind the EU that before they start throwing stones in our direction, better check first the glasshouses they also live in,” said University of the Philippines Political Science Professor Clarita R. Carlos in her Facebook post on Sept. 18.

Carlos was reacting to the recommendation of European lawmakers over the revocation of the Philippines’ Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) status that provides tariff perks on Philippine goods.Under the EU’s GSP+ the Philippines could enjoy zero duties on its exports to the EU of 

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Very true 👍👍🇵🇭🇵🇭❤️❤️ Maka-Duterte si Prof.

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University of the Philippines Professor Clarita R.endIndex: Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 18) - The European Union Parliament denounced the deteriorating state of human rights and press freedom in the Philippines under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.‘Go ahead:’ Palace dares EU to revoke PH’s tariff perks over human-rights violations “This status is dependent upon its ratification and implementation of 27 international conventions on human rights, labor rights, environmental protection and good governance,” the resolution said.MANILA— The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said the relatively low COVID-19 fatality rate of the Philippines is partly due to clinical guidelines on how to manage coronavirus patients crafted by medical societies early into the pandemic.

Carlos (Photo from Prof. Carlos FB page/ PNA/ MANILA BULLETIN) “While there is the much-debated ‘responsibility to protect’ underpinned on the oneness of humanity, let us also remind the EU that before they start throwing stones in our direction, better check first the glasshouses they also live in,” said University of the Philippines Political Science Professor Clarita R. The EU lawmakers criticized the alarming extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations committed in the Duterte government's war on drugs. Carlos in her Facebook post on Sept. ‘DEEPEST CONCERN’ Voting 626 to 7, with 52 abstentions, the elected legislative body of the European Union on Thursday adopted a resolution expressing its “deepest concern at the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation” in the Philippines under President Duterte. 18." READ: UN rights chief says Duterte drug war without regard for due process, human rights It urged EU member states to support a resolution at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council 45th session, which seeks to launch an independent international investigation into human rights violations committed in the Philippines since Duterte assumed the presidency in 2016. Carlos was reacting to the recommendation of European lawmakers over the revocation of the Philippines’ Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) status that provides tariff perks on Philippine goods. “Suero (fluid or medicine administered intravenously).

Under the EU’s GSP+ the Philippines could enjoy zero duties on its exports to the EU of  products  falling under more than 6,000 tariff lines. In particular, the European lawmakers appealed to drop the case against Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. “Our economy will shrink more because of COVID-19, and so we expect that this plan of Europe to suspend our GSP privilege will be an added burden,” Roque said. The EU Parliament, in its resolution, cited the findings of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights that at least 8,663 people had been killed in relation to the anti-drug campaign as of June 2020; “deteriorating level of press freedom” with the cyber libel conviction of Rappler’s Maria Ressa and a former Rappler researcher-writer; the shutdown of ABS-CBN; and the detention of Senator Leila de Lima.  “Since the EU wants to take the moral high ground, let us just remind them that right at their shores are thousands of refugees in despicable and inhumane conditions, which the 26 EU members are tossing about as each one refuses to take in any of these refugees,” Carlos said. The EU Parliament also urged the Duterte administration to renew the broadcast license of media giant ABS-CBN. In December 2017, the European Commission took Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to the EU Court of Justice over their refusal to participate in a one-off program for relocating across the bloc refugees who had arrived in Greece and Italy.” ADVERTISEMENT Roque said the Europeans would be “the biggest contributor to the violation of right to life of Filipinos” if they revoked this trading privilege. “Let us also remind them of the leader of one EU country who had repeatedly declared that it will not accept any refugee because “it will diminish and compromise the Christian tradition of its people,” Carlos added. The group also says that the Philippine government should drop all politically motivated charges against detained Sen. By the end of March, the DOH announced that it was adopting clinical practice guidelines of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID).

She suggested that the Philippine government respond to all allegations/accusations of EU lawmakers and invite an independent team to verify the bases of their claims. Meanwhile, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippine government is unfazed by the EU lawmakers’ push to revoke the tariff perks for Philippine goods “Europe, go ahead. They also called for her release to"freely exercise her rights and duties as an elected representative.” Other than trade sanctions, the resolution also called on the EU members to support a proposal at the ongoing 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to establish an “independent, international investigation” of human rights violations in the Philippines since 2016. At the time of the pandemic, the whole world will pay tribute to you,” he said in a press briefing Friday. “They will be the biggest contributor to the violation of the right to life in the Philippines." The EU Parliament also condemned all forms of violence against women, children, and LGBTQI people, increasing levels of corruption in the Philippine government, and the ongoing procedures to reinstate death penalty.” . The resolution also called for the immediate release of detained Sen. The first 3 drugs and drug combination were among those eventually picked by the World Health Organization for its multi-country clinical trials.