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Duterte confesses to being a traitor

In all seriousness, Duterte confessed last night to being a traitor to the Philippines and the Filipino people by admitting that he had deliberately allowed China to violate the sovereign and maritime rights of the Philippines in its exclusive economic zone and extended continental shelf in the West Philippine Sea. He harps on the cowardly […]

Is Duterte’s kowtowing to China over?

When Duterte spoke before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) a few days ago, he asserted that the 2016 ruling of the Permanent Arbitration Court is “now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dilute, diminish or abandon.” He declared: “We firmly reject attempts to undermine it” and […]