The Philippines joins the list of human rights friendly countries such as Iran,Serbia and Russia in boycotting the Nobel Peace prize conferment on an Chinese pro-democracy dissident. Apparently the Noynoy administration has caved in to Beijing's pressure.
The Philippines has had significant Chinese investment but many of these have been clouded by corruption allegations.
And to shaft Ricky Carandang, the Philippines is no small country. It just has a small minded government!
Noynoy Aquino is a beneficiary of a democratic restoration. He seems not to realize the heat involved in defending liberty now that he is President! Dear old mom and dad knew what the heat meant, but he sure has fallen short of living up to what his parents had to go through.