Defiant Rodrigo Duterte shrugs off Reed Bank incident to defend his China policy in speech

//Defiant Rodrigo Duterte shrugs off Reed Bank incident to defend his China policy in speech

Defiant Rodrigo Duterte shrugs off Reed Bank incident to defend his China policy in speech

“I will end my term fighting,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte exclaimed in his fourth state-of-the-nation address, which lasted close to two hours. It was his most disciplined and sombre speech yet, surprisingly bereft of the characteristically colourful language which animated his previous addresses. There were no cusses and insults against his critics, nor the usual anti-Western tirades. For the first time, however, the highlight of a Philippine president’s state-of-the-union address…

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