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Philippines Diplomat Cautions US Against Human Rights Lectures

The top Philippines diplomat has cautioned the United States against lecturing his government on human rights, prompting a White House spokesman to urge all countries, especially allies, to uphold universal human rights. Speaking Thursday in Washington, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay called for mutual respect between his country and its former colonial power, saying Filipinos are not “the little brown brothers of America.'' However, Yasay assured a group at the Center for...

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