Trump dapat lang mahalal muli — Duterte
Naniniwala si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na marapat lang na mahalal muli si US President Donald Trump dahil sa pagrespeto nito sa desisyon ng Pilipinas na putulin na ang Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), ayon sa isang opisyal ng Malacañang.
“It is President Trump’s circumspect and judicious reaction to the termination of the VFA that made [Duterte] gave the following remarks: ‘President Trump is a good President and he deserves to be re-elected,’” ayon kay Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.
Naunang sinabi ni Trump na okay lang sa kanya na matuldukan na ang VFA upang makatipid sa gastos ang kanyang gobyerno.
“The President said that if President Trump were a Filipino and the Philippine President, given his character and principled stand on a matter of national interest, he would have done exactly the same thing he had done, and if [Duterte] were the US President, he would have given the same reaction,” ani ni Panelo.
Ngayong wala na ang VFA, nanindigan ang Palasyo na panahon na para palakasin ang defense capability ng bansa.
“The time to strengthen our defense capabilities has come. Reliance on another country to defend our motherland from whoever desires to threaten our territorial integrity as well as to assault our sovereignty will only further weaken and stagnate our already limited resources,” saad ni Panelo. (Prince Golez)