“I’m calling now America. I’m invoking the RP-US pact" - Duterte

“I’m calling now America. I’m invoking the RP-US pact" - Duterte

The President just had enough of his detractors who keeps on second guessing him on how to handle the delicate situation in the South China Sea or the West Philippine Sea.

In his guesting in a television show he said he is now invoking the Philippines’ Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the United States amid the country’s maritime dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS)

“I’m calling now America. I’m invoking the RP-US pact. I would like America to gather all their Seventh Fleet in front of China. I’m asking them now. And I will join them,” Duterte said in an interview.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (photo credit to owner)

The President adds that he will drag his critics of his position in the West Philippine Sea dispute, namely, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and former Foreign Affairs chief Albert del Rosario, to go to war with him.
“I will ride on the boat where admiral of the US. But I will drag along this Carpio and the rest of Albert. When the Americans say, ‘we’re here now’, ready, I will press the (button),” he said.
“Maybe that would be the end of Palawan. Palawan may be devastated, maybe occupied or if there will be nuclear bombs it will dry up. So nothing will grow here, we can just wait, just like a big hole coming our way, to suck us to eternity,’ he added.

The MDT is a six decade old peace accord which provides both nations would support each other if either the Philippines or the US were to be attacked by an external party.

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