Four-nada (For Nothing) best defines Duterte’s Presidency 上任四年一場空:杜特爾特任期的寫照

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比特首林鄭月娥早一年上任,菲律賓總統杜特爾特的統治在今天進入第四年,但他任期内對異見人士、窮人、普通市民的打壓、滅聲和殘殺從未間斷。在港區國安法正式生效的前一日,菲律賓群眾組織(港澳分部)BAYAN Hong Kong and Macau的一班移民家務工來到菲律賓駐港領事館抗議,以下是他們的聲明:

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One year earlier than Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, today, President Rodrigo Duterte has gained power in the Philippines for the 4th year. Yet, during his presidency, suppression, silencing and killings of dissents, the poor and ordinary people have never stopped. A day before the national security law comes into effect in Hong Kong, a group of migrant domestic workers from BAYAN Hong Kong and Macau, a Filipino mass organization against tyranny, held a protest in the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong. Here is their statement:

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Failure. This marks President Rodrigo Duterte’s performance during his four years in power. Even worse, he managed to plunge the country into an abyss of poverty and bankruptcy while committing the worst human rights violations ever.

失敗,總結了總統杜特爾特上任四年的表現。他的政績」,是在進行史上最嚴峻的人權侵害之時,將整個國家陷入貧窮和破產的深淵。

 

Four years ago he promised to promote, and protect, fulfill the human rights of our citizens, especially the or the marginalized and the vulnerable and social justice will be pursued, even as the rule of law shall at all times.

四年前,他承諾會「宣揚、維護及實踐每一位公民的基本人權,尤其是被邊緣化、最易受影響的社群;社會公義將得以彰顯,就如長久以來的法治一樣。」

 

Yet he launched a bloody war on drugs, killing thousands of innocent poor citizens including children of OFWs. Unmindful of the impacts on the poor and ordinary people, he passed the Tax Reform Law that mainly benefit his cronies and oligarchs that he favors.

然而,他發動的卻是一場血腥的「反毒戰」,殺害數以千計無辜的貧窮市民,包括海外移民工的子女。他通過的稅務改革法,主要是爲了令親信和獨裁政權的黨羽得益,卻無視對窮人和一般市民的影響。

 

In compliance with neoliberal policies dictated by the imperialist powers, he passed the Universal Health Care that imposed mandatory health contribution from the Filipino people including overseas workers. This goes without saying that his government’s brazen greed pushed for mandatory exaction of fees from the OFWs while depriving them of the needed protection of their rights and welfare in their countries of destination as well as their families back home.

向帝國勢力慣用的新自由主義政策看齊,杜特爾特通過了全民健康保障計劃,卻向菲律賓人民收取昂貴的强制供款,包括海外工人。不用明説,他的政權已明目張膽地展現自己的貪婪:一邊强制壓榨海外移民工的勞動成果,一邊剝奪他們在輸出國及其留守家人應有的權利保障。

 

However, COVID-19 totally unmasked Duterte’s disdain for the poor and marginalized sectors. Instead of providing immediate health and social services, he took advantage of the virus in order to mandate emergency powers to control billions of pesos intended for mass testing and protection of health frontliners.

一場新冠肺炎,徹底撕破杜特爾特的嘴臉,暴露了他對窮人和邊緣社群的蔑視。非但不提供及時的醫療和各種社會服務,他還從肆虐的病毒中牟利,動用緊急權力控制著上億比索,卻分毫不撥給全民檢疫和前綫醫護人員。

 

Thousands of OFWs have lost their life and livelihood due to the COVID-19 but where is Duterte’s promise when he was elected to bring home these OFWs? Where is the food assistance and economic relief at this time of crisis?

數以千計的海外移民工正因疫情失去生命和生計,民選的總統理應有責任保護他們回國,但杜特爾特的承諾在哪裡?危急關頭,食物和經濟援助又在哪裡?

 

What is condemnable is the passing of the Anti-Terror Bill at this critical time when the Filipinos urgently need government protection against the COVID-19! ATB has totally eroded the democratic rights of the people. All over the country unwarranted arrests, detention and even massacres are happening. Ordinary people are cowering in fear as police and military personnel freely violate their human rights and freedom.

當菲律賓人民正需要政府的防疫保障時,菲律賓政府竟然通過了一條反恐法案,實在令人髮指!反恐法案完全侵蝕了人民的民主權利。沒有法令下的逮捕、拘留甚至屠殺正在全國各地發生。普通市民蜷縮在恐懼之中,因爲警察和軍人可以隨意侵害他們的人權和自由。

 

Should the Filipinos simply keep quiet and allow Duterte to rule tyrannically? Should we let him silence and kill the human rights activists, indigenous peoples, church, women, youth, and all marginalized sectors fighting for justice and peace?

難道菲律賓人民只能靜靜地容許杜特爾特的極權統治嗎?難道我們應該默許他將人權捍衛者、原住民、教友、女人、年輕人和所有爭取公義及和平的邊緣社群通通滅聲和殺害嗎?

 

Now is the time to stand and act together to stop this fascist president who has brought shame to Filipino people. He should be punished for his crimes.

我們是時候站出來,透過集體行動去阻止這位令菲律賓人民蒙羞的法西斯總統。他必須為自己犯下的罪行而受到懲罰。

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