President Duterte never intended to ride a jet ski to Spratlys island and plant a Philippine flag to assert the country’s ownership, saying people who fell for this campaign promise were “stupid.” READ:
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 West Philippine Sea issue during his presidential campaign. Read more:
'GIYERA LANG.' President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants to go to Spratlys to prove to Filipinos that China controls the area. Duterte also insisted there is no way the Philippines could take the area back from China "without any bloodshed."
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