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Duterte questioned Xi over Chinese vessels around Pagasa
« on: June 10, 2019, 01:08:04 PM »
Duterte questioned Xi over Chinese vessels around Pagasa
Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte says he questioned the swarming of Chinese ships around the Philippines’ Pag-asa Island in the South China Sea during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Duterte said Chinese ships had surrounded Pag-asa despite his declaration that he would not allow Americans on the island, which is part of Kalayaan town in Palawan and inhabited by about 200 Filipinos.

“I was not angry but I said, did I not tell you Mr. President that I will never allow the Americans to set foot on any of the islands controlled by the Philippines? That we will not start any war and that I will never allow American weapons to be stationed on that island?” Duterte said in an interview aired over Sonshine TV last Saturday.

“So, why are you surrounding my island with so many ships? You’re wasting your gasoline. That’s my exact words. You’re wasting your gasoline. You might as well give it to us,” he added.

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