30 September 2016

News Story: (Philippines) DFA statement on Dutertes remark ending military exercises with US

Perfecto Yasay Jr
Department of Foreign Affair Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr disclaimed on Wednesday night President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement of stopping US-Philippines military exercises moments after Duterte mentioned it in a speech in Hanoi, Vietnam beholding Filipinos at the Intercontinental Hotel.

“No, no, no, he did not say that at all,” Yasay said.

That night, Duterte was aired live on social media and television, had said: “You (US) are scheduled to hold war games again which China does not want. I will serve notice to you now, this will be the last military exercise.”

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