Lacson commends PNP leadership for its decisive action on ‘taho’-throwing Chinese student

Published February 11, 2019, 10:53 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Mario Casayuran

The decision of the Philippine National Police (PNP) hierarchy to have a Chinese national deported as an undesirable alien for throwing ‘’taho’’ (Liquefied soya bean curd) at a policemen who refused her entry at the MRT EDSA-Boni avenue station is correct, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said yesterday.

Senator Panfilo Lacson during the hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee on the nabbed P6.4 billion worth of shabu shipment from China, at the Senate of the Philippines in Pasay on Monday. (JAY GANZON / MAN ILA BULLETIN)
Senator Panfilo Lacson

Lacson, a former PNP chief, also strongly disagreed with the position of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Teddyboy Locsin that the incident was ‘’petty’’ or ‘’trivial.’’

Although the Philippines is a small country vis a vis China, Filipinos should stand up as a man becaue the disagreeable actuation of the Chinese woman shredded the honor of the country, he added.

Thus, the behaviour of Jiale Zhang, 23, a fashion designer student, could not be described as ‘’trivial,’’ he said.

‘’Tanungin ko kayo meron ba sa inyo natutuwa? Sa akin lang, she’s an alien and she’s undesirable so tama ang move ng PNP to have her declared an undesirable alien. At pag sinabing undesirable alien, dapat aside from the cases she’s facing dapat tuloy-tuloy i-deport na because she’s undesirable. We would not like her to be here in the country,’’ Lacson, chairman of the Senate public order and dangerous drugs committee, said. (Do we approve of her actuations? To me she is an undersireable alien so the PNP move to have her deported its correct. If declared as an undesireable alien, all pending criminal cases filed against her should be set aside temporarily and let the deportation procedings takes its own course.)

Filipino authorities would have difficulty locating a Filipino citizen if does the same ‘’taho’’ throwing incident in Hong Kong,  Lacson said.

That same Filipino offender would be detained for a week and forever banned from entering the former British colony, he explained.

‘’Ang sampal sa atin diyan kawawa na tayo at may mangyayaring ganyan, lalo parang naha-highlight pa na kawawa talaga tayo. So dapat bilang mga Pilipino, magkaisa rin tayo na hey, maliit lang kaming bansa, mahina kaming bansa, mahirap kaming bansa, huwag nyo naman kami apihin nang ganyan, na parang kaya-kayanan nyo kami. Tayuan naman natin,’’ he said. (That incident is a slap against us and our being miserable would be highlited. We Filipinos should stand up together. Our country may be small and weak but we should show that we are not to be bullied.)