June 19, 2024

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Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar welcomed the decision of the Philippine government to vote yes to the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, condemning Russia’s attack against Ukraine. 

“I welcome this development as this will strengthen the call to end atrocities and attacks in Ukraine and protect civilians in the area. This move by the Philippine government does not only reinforce our commitment to world peace but also the moral values of our people as a nation,” said Eleazar.

Eleazar, who is running for senator in the May 9 elections, said that while the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine has no direct impact on the country, it is necessary for the Philippines to voice out its position on the issue, especially on matters that concern world peace.

The Philippines delegation appeals for the protection of civilians and an end to hostilities in Ukraine caused by the Russian invasion. 

It stressed that “while an offense can be stopped at will, the defense cannot rest until the offense stops.” 
“Bilang isang bansa na may mahabang kasaysayan ng armed conflict ay alam ng bawat isa na mga bata, mga kababaihan at mga sibilyan ang talagang nagdudusa dito at nakita natin yan sa Ukraine kung saan libo-libo ang napilitang lumikas at napakarami ng nawalan ng mahal sa buhay at tirahan dahil sa giyerang ito,” said Eleazar.

Eleazar said he heard a lot of stories from his father Victor, a World War II veteran, about the effects of the war during the Japanese invasion—and that includes deaths of civilians and people who live in fear.
At present, the Philippine government is exerting all efforts to ensure that Filipinos in Ukraine are in safe condition.

Eleazar also called on the government to start crafting measures to cushion the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the economy, especially that analysts have been quoted saying that fuel price will continue to increase as a result of the armed conflict.