Chiz, Miriam divided over impact of Brady notes
MANILA, Philippines - Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero believes that national security won't be compromised even if Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile read in public Philippine Ambassador to China Sonia Brady's notes of her meeting with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
"Wala akong nakikitang implikasyon kaugnay nun dahil ang qinuote niya ay mga pahayag at sinabi ng isang senador," he told reporters on Tuesday. "Hindi ako nakahandang sabihin na anumang sabihin ko sa isang ambassador, anumang sabihin ko sa sinumang opisyal ng gobyerno, ay ituturing na matter of national security."
This is not how Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago sees it.
Yesterday, Santiago said Enrile’s disclosures may have repercussions. She said an ambassador’s reports are always confidential and for “the eyes of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs” alone.