Marcos warns of 'parties' trying to divide Filipinos

Marcos warns of ‘parties’ trying to divide Filipinos

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 01:43 PM May 18, 2024

Marcos alarmed over 'parties' trying to divide Filipinos

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. leads the turnover of cash assistance to El Niño-hit communities in Region 10 on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Photo from RTV Malacañang.

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday warned of “parties” aiming to sow disunity among Filipinos.

He raised an alarm over a “blatant disregard of internationally accepted principles” as well as the “deployment of weapons of mass distraction” to achieve such purpose.


Addressing the graduating officers of the Philippine Military Academy Bagong Sinag Class of 2024 here, Marcos alluded to growing threats.


“What we are facing now are a blatant disregard of internationally accepted principles and deployment of weapons of mass distraction by parties who seek to drive a wedge between a united citizenry,” Marcos said in his speech.

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“But people are not fooled. They can see through such schemes. So, these attempts to divert our attention, dissipate our energy better spent on making the country should not draw us away from the urgent tasks ahead,” he added.

Marcos did not further expound but the Philippines is currently confronting increasing China aggression in the West Philippine Sea.

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China has bombarded Philippine vessels with strong water cannons, and attacked Filipino crewmen with dangerous lasers.

The government is also battling a broad disinformation campaign that seeks to divide Filipinos on the West Philippine Sea issue.

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