But the President said it was not the “proper time” to give emphasis to the territorial disputes in the Spratlys as this could lead to open warfare that the Philippines “cannot sustain.”
“We just somehow ride it off. But there are things that I have to say. I even told China what’s ours there… We have been there since 1974,” Mr. Duterte said in a speech in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur.
“Our Pag-asa Island, I cannot give it up. Benham Rise, when they go there, I always tell them, ‘That is ours,…
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