West Philippine Sea Dispute
President Rodrigo Duterte said that he would invoke the defense pact between PH and US. He added that he would join and bring his critics. However, the President reiterated that war vs. China would destroy Palawan.
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio offered non-war options to win against China. Carpio mentioned that creativity and resourcefulness should be used to protect what’s for Filipinos.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. revealed some government findings over the Recto Bank incident. He said that there was no lookout and that everyone was asleep.
President Rodrigo Duterte wanted China to guarantee the safety of Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea. Duterte is expected to discuss the matter during the bilateral meetings with China.
President Rodrigo Duterte shared his past conversation with President Xi Jinping over the West Philippine Sea. Duterte said that conducting oil exploration in the WPS could cause “trouble” from China.
Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte commented on the possible impeachment for him. The wife of F/B Gem-Vir 1 captain Junel Insigne supported the impeachment. She said that it looked like President Duterte has sided with China.