“‘Alipin’ (Slave) no more! Hearing the President invoke the Award before the UN General Assembly while firmly rejecting any attempt to undermine it should now erase doubts on where he stands regarding the West Philippine Sea issue,”
President Rodrigo Duterte defended the Philippines' 2016 arbitral victory on the West Philippine Sea in his first speech at the UN General Assembly.
Duterte said the arbitral ruling “is now part of international law, beyond compromise and beyond the reach of passing governments to dilute, diminish or abandon.”
“We firmly reject attempts to undermine it,” he said
Badoy also mentioned that CPP-NPA-NDF, committed the destruction of government and private properties worth billions of pesos, besmirching the country’s image internationally to get funding, economic sabotage, and the killings of soldiers in charge of distributing cash aid during the pandemic
“There is no such thing as EJK. Everything, the people in the PNP has actually fought it hard to really reduce illegal drugs and it’s survival for our people (and) it’s not only the criminals who are being killed here. There are a lot of PNP officers who already died. Some are even PNP officers,...
MANILA – Philippine media workers continue to enjoy their freedom in writing any news report concerning the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said on Saturday. “Media remains alert and vibrant in their reportage of the government and the actions of officials,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. Roque was responding to the July...
"China is claiming it, we are claiming it. China has the arms, we do not have it so it's simple as that. They are in possession of the property... it's akin to they are in possession, so what can we do? We have to go to war, and I cannot afford it. Maybe some other President can, but I cannot," Duterte said.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, however, said Duterte might deliver his SONA at the Malacañan Palace in Manila, in case one of those invited to attend the annual event at the Batasang Pambansa tests positive for the Covid-19.