2 weeks Locsin: Kickbacks motive for push in sale of PH properties in Japan Inquirer
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he has opposed a renewed bid to sell the Philippines' four real estate properties in Japan that were acquired as World War II reparations. Locsin said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has sent a position paper to Congress opposing the sale, which he likened to another World War II attack "perpetrated by Filipinos on our own patrimony." He said those behind the sale had invoked the plight of war veterans to justify the push to sell the properties, but were in reality only after kickbacks from the sale. "There is another plot ... more