What in the world is Foreign Policy mag? Gordon says US gov’t could be responsible for De Lima’s award – Politiko

What in the world is Foreign Policy mag? Gordon says US gov’t could be responsible for De Lima’s award – Politiko

Senator Richard Gordon has scoffed at the latest recognition given to Senator Leila de Lima for standing up to President Rodrigo Duterte, saying she might have intentionally sought the distinction of being named as one of the “leading global thinkers.”

Senator Richard Gordon has scoffed at the latest recognition given to Senator Leila de Lima for standing up to President Rodrigo Duterte, saying she might have intentionally sought the distinction of being named as one of the “leading global thinkers.”

Speaking to reporters at the Senate Wednesday (Dec. 14), Gordon dismissed De Lima’s citation from the influential Foreign Policy magazine as a “game.”

“Alam ko naman yung laro na yun e. Lahat, syempre kung ako ang abogado ni De Lima, ganun din ang gagawin ko. Bibigyan ko sya ng recognition abroad.”

He then questioned the magazine’s credibility and hinted that the United States government might have something to do with the recognition given to De Lima.

“E sino ba yun? Ngayon ko lang narinig yung award na yun e. Yung foreign policy magazine bigla na lang magbibigay. E baka naman nakikialam na yung mga Amerikano dito dahil galit sila sa nangyayari,” he said.

Gordon said other countries should not be allowed to meddle in the Philippines’ affairs.

“Tulad niyan, nag-iimbestiga tapos bibigyan mo ng award. E talagang nagfi-fish ka for an award so you can gain credibility,” he said of De Lima.

This week, De Lima was honored in awarding ceremonies in Washington, D.C. “for standing up to an extremist leader” as one of the 13 global thinkers in the “Challengers” category under the 100 leading global thinkers for this year.

Joining her as FP’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers for 2016 are individuals and organization are former US State Department Hillary Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, among others.

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