The President said the opposition was making a big deal of the country’s dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea while allegedly not helping respond to the pandemic. | @LeilasINQ
WATCH: Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio launches a signature campaign Friday, May 14, demanding President Rodrigo Duterte to retract his defeatist statements on the philippine sea'>West Philippine Sea issue. READ:
Five years after being elected by 16 million people, President Duterte says his "jet ski to the philippine sea'>West Philippine Sea" remark during the elections was just a "campaign joke." He also said that those who believed his statement were "stupid." Watch what he said in 2016 and in 2021:
In 2016, Carlo Montehermozo asked President Duterte what he would do so fishermen could do their jobs peacefully in the philippine sea'>West Philippine Sea. He now feels deceived after Duterte said Monday that his campaign statement to ride a jet ski to the disputed waters was a joke.
'JOKE-JOKE LANG' The fisherman who asked President Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 presidential debates about his actions to help fishermen in the West Philippine Sea said the President has become a joke too.
LOOK: #DuterteDuwag tops Twitter's trending list in the Philippines on Friday, May 7, as President Duterte backs out of a debate with retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio. This comes after the President himself challenged Carpio to a debate on the philippine sea'>West Philippine Sea.
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Retired Supreme Court SeniorAssociate Justice Antonio Carpio refuses to back down and "gladly accepts" President Rodrigo Duterte's dare to a debate on the philippine sea'>West Philippine Sea issue.
President Duterte, who once said he will ride a jet ski to Spratlys and plant a Philippine flag there, says he never promised anything on the philippine sea'>West Philippine Sea issue during his presidential campaign. Read more:
WATCH: This is what the Armed Forces of the Philippines sees and hears each time they conduct maritime patrols over the philippine sea'>West Philippine Sea. The PH aircraft was challenged at least five times on Tuesday. | via @chiarazambrano
The Philippine SEAGames organizing committee (PHISGOC) chaired by Alan Peter Cayetano is under fire for its P387-million debt to suppliers. READ: