DuterteDuwag? He has nothing to prove, says Palace
President Rodrigo Duterte 'has nothing to prove,' Malacañang said on Monday, after the Chief Executive challenged a retired Supreme Court justice to a debate on the West Philippine Sea and then backed out when the magistrate accepted the challenge.
Duterte last week dared retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio to face-off about Manila and Beijing's maritime row, which the latter accepted. The President, however, backed out of the debate and tapped his spokesman Harry Roque as his proxy, which drew accusations of cowardice.
Addressing the hashtag #DuterteDuwag (coward) that trended after, Roque pointed out the Chief Executive debated at least 5 times with his rivals for the presidency in 2016. "He has nothing to prove," Roque said in a press briefing.
"Tapos na siya d'yan (he is done with that)," he added. He urged the public to study the legal reasons behind Duterte's withdrawal from the debate. "As President everything that he can say... becomes presidential proclamations and binding," Roque said. "Mahirap naman po 'yon (that is difficult)." headtopics.com
"Mayroon talagang mga bagay-bagay na should remain confidential, pursuant to executive privilege dahil ang mga desisyon ng Presidente dapat tamang desisyon, maski hindi po iyan popular na desisyon," he said. (There are really some things that should remain confidential, should remain confidential, pursuant to executive privilege, because the President should make the right decision, even if it's not popular.)
Duterte has blamed the administration of his predecessor Benigno Aquino III over the loss of Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea after a standoff in 2012. Albert del Rosario, who served as Aquino's foreign affairs chief, said China "deceitfully breached" its agreement with the Philippines to end their standoff by withdrawing ships from the area.
Del Rosario in 2014 pursued an arbitral ruling against China, a move that Carpio backed.Shortly after Duterte took office in 2016, a United Nations-backed court ruled in favor of the Philippines and junked Beijing's claims to about 90 percent of the South China Sea, within which is the smaller West Philippine Sea.
Duterte has refused to press China to obey the ruling and sought investments and loans from the economic superpower.The President last Wednesday called the arbitral ruling a piece of "paper," which he said led to nothing. Beijing and Manila's maritime dispute flared up again in March after hundreds of Chinese boats were spotted inside the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone. headtopics.com
China has refused repeated calls from the Philippines to withdraw the boats, and tensions have intensified as Manila stepped up maritime patrols in the area. – With a report Agence France-Presse Read more: ABS-CBN News »
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Eh bakit nanghamon tapos prang manok na nagtatakbo?! Di duwag nga! Yep! He has nothing but zero. Hindi na kailangan pang i prove. Puro lng yabang at mura alam. And you roq should find someone from your circus to debate with you. Your boss asked for a debate and chickened out, now what? You of course to the rescue. Rescue what? Nothing. 🤪😩😂!
He has a lot to prove... There’s nothing between the ears Onga nothing to prove. Literally and figuratively. 🤣😅 As in wala. Periodt. 🤣🤣 Nothing to prove. Nothing accomplished. You can say that again…absolutely Nada! Right, Proven already ... Certified Talawan ... DuterteDuwag It is proven already! DuterteDuwag
Pahiram po Yep. Coz he got nothing. As in nothing.
Ang puno kapag maraming bunga binabato.( tirador nga minsan) (mahirap sungkit kita ka may ari ng puno hirap takbo) Daming KUDA sa totoo lang. Hindi mo pa harapin ng mapatunay ang galing mo.. mukha ka nang tae.. marimar.. How about proving the rumors right that he’s barely alive ? Thats true . We all know he’s a misogynistic heartless pig from the start with brains between his legs. So there goes his missing balls DuterteTraydor DuterteDuwag DuterteResign
He has even proven anything? Naghamon ka ng away nang kumasa ang kabila, umayaw ka at nagpasaklolo pa sa bakla? Anong tawag sayo — putso? Olalalala😐😶😑 You are the most powerful person in this country- you should, by all means have to prove yourself, and your WORTHY of being in that position! I like the subtlety. Well played :) You know what hashtags do.. and I support it. Anyway, he has literally NOTHING to prove. That's a fact.
He has nothing kasi. Period.
Abscbn kriminal! Mgnanak ng buwis! 😎 Who’s gonna tell HIM So bakit nanghamon? all the more that they guy should watch what he says, instead of cursing or belittling international agreements or decisions! Ikaw naghamon, ikaw tumiklop. He certainly has proven nothing this past 5years DuterteInutil DuterteDuwag DuterteTraydor
Nothing to prove.... na duwag talaga sya 😂 He has lots to prove. Bobo yung impression sa kanya ng mamamayang Pilipino. Because he has not proven anything significant to the interest of the Filipino people.
Agree that he can't prove anything. DutertePalpak has proven enough that in fact he is a certified DuterteTraydor & DuterteInutil nothing to prove kasi nga proven na na duwag That's a sentence too long. He is nothing. Period. On the contrary... he's got lotsa explaining and proving to do. There are receipts of all his blunders. But no one's hoping because the government is a CIRCUS! 🤡🤡🤡