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Biyernes, Oktubre 21, 2016

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Gordon: Duterte wrong in threatening to cut ties with US

Sen. Richard Gordon on Thursday repelled President Duterte's most recent declarations undermining to break ties with the United States, calling the Commander-in-Chief's position "wrong." 

Gordon, who not long ago laughed at being labeled as a partner of the President, got out Mr. Duterte's announcements demonstrating a conclusion to a long-standing kinship with the Americans as the last appeared to court support with the Philippines' opponent in the South China Sea debate as he embraced a state visit to China.

“I don’t agree with that. I think the President is wrong on that matter,” Gordon told reporters when sought for comment.
“You don’t have to leave your old friends that have been reliable, and not be totally be reliable just because you want to get a few things. That’s short-sightedness,” he said.

“It’s also incumbent upon us at the Senate to advice as a friend, not an ally, and tell him, ‘Boss, don’t get upset — but if you do, we can’t do anything — but what you’re doing is wrong.’ And I disagree with him on that,” he added.

Mr. Duterte has been issuing a progression of verbal attacks on the US, the nation's greatest barrier accomplice, while communicating inclination for non-conventional partners, for example, China and Russia. In a few talks, he has utilized revile words while making reference to US President Barack Obama. 

The President has likewise undermined to end the joint military activities with the Americans in spite of standing safeguard bargains. On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he was uncertain of the President's revelation as the Cabinet has not been counseled, and that a meeting on the matter is set in November. 

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