Following the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision favoring the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States, lefties groups in the Philippines went out to the streets to protest the decision.
Bayan Muna and the league of Filipino Students (a student group sponsored by Bayan Muna) held a rally in front of the U.S. Embassy, January 20, in Manila to denounce the EDCA. Units of PNP that was stationed at the U.S. Embassy quickly lined up to disperse the group of rallyist because of lack of permit-to-rally.
Bayan Muna activist threw house paint over the police units stationed at the U.S Embassy, a Police woman was caught off guard when an activist threw paint on her at close range, the paint splashed all over her uniform but the Police woman which has been identified as PSI Rodelissa Naoy stood her ground unshaken.
PSI Rodelissa Naoy is the team leader of the PNP dispersing team stationed at the U.S embassy.
On a statement, PSI Rodelisa Naoy said that they were merely doing their duty and that the activist should have restrained themselves on reckless acts.
Irritated Netizens quickly expressed their displeasure on social media, one social media user said:
“They are the same BAYAN MUNA militants who claim and demand justice for the PNP-SAF 44.”
Another wrote, “partylist should be abolished because its just a waste of government funds and a nuisance in the society.”
One netizen managed to involved the West Philippine Sea issue, saying: “I have yet to see this group rally against chinese occupation of philippine islands in the West Philippine Seas. if indeed they are makabayan as they kept saying they are, they should spend all their resources and energy against china. “ipaglaban ang pambansang soberanya”, china ba ang bayan nila?”
No apologies from Bayan Muna ever came to Police Officer Rodelisa Naoy until now. -John Esconde