Fed up with criticisms about his West Philippine Sea policy, President Duterte claims, 'I did not promise that I would pressure China' during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Fed up with criticisms about his West Philippine Sea policy, President Duterte claims, 'I did not promise that I would pressure China' during the 2016 presidential campaign
Pia RanadaPresident Rodrigo Duterte denied ever promising Filipinos that he would pressure China on the West Philippine Sea during the 2016 campaign.He made this claim during a public address on Monday, May 3, which he started off with a long rant about criticisms of his China policy.
A fed-up Duterte said,"I never, never in my campaign as president promised the people that I would retake the West Philippine Sea."What Duterte did promise in the Cagayan de Oro presidential debates in February 2016 was that he would ride a jetski to the Spratlys or Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to plant the Philippine flag.
“Sasakay ako ng jet ski, dala-dala ko 'yung flag ng Pilipino at pupunta ako doon sa airport nila tapos itanim ko. Then I would say, 'This is ours and do what you want with me. Bahala na kayo,'” said Duterte, as a candidate asked about his West Philippine Sea approach. headtopics.com
(I will ride a jet ski, bringing with me the Philippine flag then I will go to the airport there and I will plant it. Then I would say,"This is ours and do what you want with me. It's up to you.")On Monday night, Duterte insisted that he never promised to"pressure" China during his campaign.
"I did not promise that I would pressure China. I never mentioned about China and the Philippines in my campaign because that was a very serious matter," said Duterte.He spent a big chunk of his speech that night pelting insults at former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio.
As before, he blamed them for a situation that led to the Chinese presence in Panatag Shoal. Del Rosario, in response, has said the Chinese had violated an agreement to leave the shoal. Faced with China's defiance, the Aquino administration filed a case against China with the Permanent Arbitration Court in the Hague, which the Philippines won, invalidating China's claim to the West Philippine Sea.Read more: Rappler »
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Please do what you said. That you would plant a flag on Spratlys. Even if you do not pressure China, planting a flag on Spratlys would be symbolic. panoorin at ianalyze nasanangjetski The office of the president is now a joke... and this government is a big JOKE! Ito tulungan ka namin maalala. Baka epekto na yan ng pagturok ng vaccine. Subalit dito pala sa mga news paiba iba ka na ng sinasabi. Ewan ko na lang kay Roque baka sabihin niyan joke na naman. Yan ...yan ang role ni roque 'alam niyo naman palabiro si digong'
This is an example that we should elect a new president in the next election is not a senior citizen, not a traditional politician or a puppet of a politician, rich influence businessman or any other country political influence and with a independent decision maker leader Gobyerno ng pang-gagago. How can you trust a leader who can't even remember and keep his promises?
To set the record straight… Duwag! Keeping up with his record of failures. Lahat naman hindi nya sinabi... DuterteTraydor
Mad at Duterte West PH Sea jet ski quip, fisherman says President a 'joke'MANILA - A Filipino fisherman in Infanta, Pangasinan said Wednesday he took offense at President Rodrigo Duterte 's recent clarification that his 2016 campaign statement of riding a jet ski and challenging Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea was just a joke. The defense is always 'it was a joke'... That is why this admin is ALSO A BIG JOKE. and we are paying the price. Just resign already 😡 Naku Baka I Redtag yan ni Purnada ay Parlade pala at Bad-oy. DuterteTutaNgChina
Bato on Duterte jet ski ride joke: ‘That’s him plain and simple’ICYMI: “Well, that’s him plain and simple,” Senator dela Rosa said when sought for comment on President Duterte’s latest remark that his promise to ride a jet ski to the Spratly Islands and plant a Philippine flag there was just a “pure campaign joke.” Ok. I get the message he/they/ tolerating the acts of lies, and jokes. isa sa 16 million na pinakabobong nilalang sa balat ng kalupaan ng pinas Well Sen. Bato is one of the 16M supporters of the president whom the latter just plainly and simply called stupid
Duterte says jet ski promise was ‘a pure campaign joke’'A pure campaign joke.' This is how President Duterte calls his 2016 remark when he said he would ride a jet ski to the West Philippine Sea to assert the country’s rights in the disputed waters, even calling those who believed it 'stupid.' Read more: Yes, Sir we were stupid to believe you. Using country’s sovereign rights as a joke is not funny, much more offensive if the one who used it was running for president. There 16M voters, you heard it from the horse's mouth. YOU ARE STUPID for voting for him (RRD_Davao ). Nandamay pa kayo sa katangahan ninyo!
Duterte: Jet ski promise just a campaign joke, stupidMANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Monday that his 2016 pledge to ride a jet ski to the Spratly Islands and plant a Philippine flag there was a “pure campaign joke,” syempre, tanan saad sa mga pulitiko JOKE raman jud na. Parehas ra gud sa iyang saad nmo, di ba joke rapud. :D Maybe he should've become a comedian instead. Such a joker.
Duterte: Anyone who fell for the jet ski campaign joke is 'stupid'so it was a frank then. lol So he’s calling his supporters stupid. Yep