Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday lambasted President Rodrigo Duterte for saying that the 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration that favored the Philippine claim against China over the West Philippine Sea was just a scrap of paper.
Robredo said Duterte practically throw out the window the Philippines’ historic arbitral victory against Beijing.
“Seryoso siya kasi mali. Seryoso siya kasi ‘yung sovereignty na natin ‘yung parang tinatapon sa labas ng bintana…. May pagkiling na talaga, may pagkiling na sa China,” the Vice President said during her weekly radio show on DZXL 558.
Duterte is showing that he is favoring China by throwing our sovereignty ou of the window, said Robredo.
She added that Duterte was being irresponsible by belittling the country’s sovereignty, since this is an issue that goes beyond the terms in office of elected officials like them.
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