Palace distances itself from envoy's China rant
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The Philippine presidential palace on Tuesday distanced itself from its top envoy’s tirade against China, saying his views on the South China Sea dispute is his own.“This is not the policy of the Philippines,” presidential spokesman Herminio “Harry” L. Roque, Jr. told an online news briefing, citing “express orders” from President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro M. Locsin, Jr. on Monday minced no words in telling the Chinese to get out of its waters in the South China Sea, cussing at its neighbor for failing to reciprocate its goodwill.
Atienza, K. A. T., Añago, B. A. D., & Villegas, V. M. M. (2021. May 5). Palace distances itself from envoy's China rant. BusinessWorld, p. S1/10.
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