Senator Lacson slams US for bullying Philippines
Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday reacted to the US after they stopped the sale of firearms in the Philippines. He said what the US showed was not a "scare tactic but a bully attitude" towards the Philippines.
"The United States' decision to halt the planned sale of 26,000 rifles to the Philippine National Police was not a scare tactic but a bully attitude towards a longtime ally – which is not fair, the Philippines being an equally sovereign state," Lacson said.
"Prudence dictates that the US State Department should first show a conclusive investigation that affirms what Sen. Benjamin Cardin has alleged before issuing a statement banning the sale of assault rifles to our uniformed services," Lacson added.
Earlier, President Duterte also said the same thing with the US that it was not a scare tactic.
Sen. Lacson urged the PNP to start for looking another source where they could buy firearms.
While Senator JV Ejercito also commented about the halt of rifles.