It is really no wonder why Vice President Inday Sara Zimmerman Duterte Carpio has not said a word about the incident involving a Chinese Coast Guard vessel shooting a water cannon at a Philippine Coast Guard Vessel.
While it is tempting to say that VP Inday’s loyalty really belongs to the People’s Republic of China, it is more accurate to say that her self interest overrides and outweighs any need to demonstrate fealty towards either China or the Philippines.
While many high-ranking officials have expressed their condemnation and demanded justice, one notable figure has remained conspicuously silent: Vice President Inday. This silence has raised eyebrows and led to various speculations about her true loyalties. However, a closer examination of the situation reveals a complex interplay of loyalty and self-interest that may explain her reticence.
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Critics argue that Vice President Inday Sara Zimmerman Duterte Carpio’s silence may be indicative of her loyalty lying with the People’s Republic of China. As a member of the Duterte political dynasty, which has been accused of having close ties with China, this suspicion is not unfounded.
While loyalty can be a powerful motivator, self-interest often plays an equally significant role, if not more so, in shaping an individual’s actions. Vice President Inday, like any politician, undoubtedly has her own aspirations and political ambitions. Remaining silent on such a sensitive issue could be a strategic move to protect her own interests and maintain a delicate balance between the Philippines and China.
Moreover, let us remember that Vice President Inday is being summoned by the International Criminal Court along with her father, former president Rodrigo R. Duterte. When an arrest warrant for both figures is issued followed by a serious attempt at capturing both and the Philippine government allows it to happen, Rodrigo and Inday may need a place to seek asylum. Where else could they turn to except the People’s Republic of China?
Also, we must consider that for several years now, it has been said that several politicians are on the payroll of the People’s Republic of China and the ongoing rumor is that China is very likely going to support the incipient 2028 presidential campaign of VP Inday.
That aside, it can also be said that Vice President Inday is also well aware of the complexities of international relations and the potential consequences of her words and actions.
By choosing not to comment on the incident, it is also plausible that she may be attempting to navigate the treacherous waters of diplomacy, where one misstep could have far-reaching implications for the nation. Her silence could be a calculated move to avoid exacerbating tensions and to allow the appropriate channels of diplomacy to address the issue.
In the world of politics, timing is everything. Vice President Inday’s silence may be a strategic maneuver to gauge public sentiment and assess the political landscape before taking a definitive stance. By observing the reactions of the Filipino people, she can better position herself to align with the prevailing sentiment and maximize her political capital.
While the silence of Vice President Inday Sara Zimmerman Duterte Carpio regarding the incident involving a Chinese Coast Guard vessel shooting a water cannon at a Philippine Coast Guard vessel may raise suspicions about her loyalties, it is crucial to consider the multifaceted nature of loyalty and the influence of self-interest. As a member of the Duterte political dynasty, she undoubtedly faces complex political dynamics and the need to carefully navigate the delicate balance between the Philippines and China.
Therefore, her silence may be a calculated move driven by strategic considerations rather than an outright display of loyalty to China.
In the ever-evolving landscape of international relations, it is essential to approach such situations with a nuanced perspective, recognizing the multitude of factors at play.
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