MANILA, Philippines – Right is might, and not the other way around, Malacañang said yesterday amid a territorial row with China.
“There is a need for all to stand up for what is right,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said, stressing that “it should be right is might.”
The sentiment was echoed by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), which also said “the entire international community should unite in upholding the rule of law.”
President Aquino had compared the territorial feud between China and the Philippines to Adolf Hitler’s demand for Czechoslovakia to hand over the Sudetenland in 1938 to impart a lesson to all free countries.
Coloma said Aquino wanted to stress the importance of having international cooperation and brushed aside calls to make an official clarification or provide the public with the full transcript of his interview with The New York Times.