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Duterte seeks compromise with Chinese over Pagasa Island
« on: April 04, 2019, 04:40:15 PM »
And how will he supposedly prevent the Chinese occupation of Pagasa Island?


Duterte seeks compromise with China on Pag-asa Island
    Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News
    Posted at Apr 05 2019 01:03 AM
    MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte declared Thursday he will not allow China to occupy Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea, amid the surge of hundreds of Chinese vessels in the area.
    “I assure you, unless China wants a war with us, eh 'di ako papayag kung pati 'yung Pag-asa i-occupy nila? No, of course not,” President Duterte said in an interview with reporters in Puerto Princesa.
    Asked how he will respond to the issue, Duterte said he would have to reach for a compromise with China, as he reiterated that the Philippines could not afford to go to war against its more powerful Asian neighbor.


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