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President says PH won’t abandon Japan

Rodrigo Duterte

TOKYO – Grateful for its support and generosity all these years, President Duterte has pledged that the Philippines would “not abandon” its “long-standing friend and ally” Japan.

Amid his hostility against the United States and overtures towards China, the President said he would keep the country’s strong bilateral and economic relations with Japan, a major ally of Washington in the region.

“As every relationships are alienated in this world, we seek only peace and friendship but I give you my word today that we will not abandon Japan in our partnership and security matters,” he said during the luncheon hosted by Japanese businessmen at the Prince Hotel here.

“Japan is an old and reliable friend and this is the special friendship that we hope to keep and continue to honor,” Duterte added.

The President acknowledged that the Philippines-Japan strategic partnership has worked “very well” as both countries have gained much and will continue to benefit from it.

“You contribute to the growth of your industries and your economy as you have done with ours,” he said.

The President’s resolve to keep the Philippine-Japan alliance came amid his recent announcement of “separation” from the United States due to its unfair treatment of the Philippines. While he has grown hostile towards the long-time Western nation, the President has made a pivot towards China and forged closer economic ties despite a lingering maritime conflict.

Both the Philippines and Japan are locked in territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea and the East China Asia, respectively.

In the same speech, the President pushed for a peaceful resolution of territorial conflicts in the region, assuring the Philippines will remain a “partner” of maritime safety.

Duterte said he believes that Manila and Tokyo share a common belief that “conflicts and problems with other nations must be resolved peacefully, in accordance with international law.”

“We would also be a partner and a player of maritime safety, maritime security anytime and that we would like to avoid at all costs violence because we have to resolve it peacefully and in accordance with international law,” the President said. “In all of these endeavors, we will be your partner and we will stand by our word.”

The President thanked Japan for its crucial support to the Philippines on economic development and the peace process in Mindanao, among others.

He also expressed hope that Tokyo would continue to support Manila while asking Japanese investors to consider possible investments in the country.

“We count on Japan to further extend is valuable support in our pursuits for promoting rural development, increasing agriculture productivity, accelerating infrastructure spending, and investing in human capital development,” he said.
(GENALYN D. KABILING)

comments
  • bolbitez

    malaki naman kasi naitutulong ng bansang japan sa bansa natin

  • Odie Bulgar

    hindi mangyayare yung kasi maraming benipisyo ng japan sa pilipinas

  • vanyvany

    bilib din naman ako kay digong na kinausap nya ang japan para sa kapakanan ng ating bansa

    • bornok

      kinakausap nya sa sarili nyang kapakanan

      • danica eliodoro

        talngakang talangka ang kaisipan dapat kasama ka na sa pagpapalayas sa US

  • trixiaCute

    isa ang japan sa walang sawang tumutulong talaga sa ating bansa

  • bonjour12

    dahil dito nakikita ko na ang pagunlad ng ating bansa

  • ambrose

    that a good desisiyon in making friends w/ japanese cause they will support us regarding na sinakop din nila tayo dati so dapat lang na tulungan nila tayu

  • mang ku

    its all thaks to Pdu30 na ginagawan nya ng malaking effort na paunlarin ang pinas

    • paul toledo

      hindi thaks, salamat nalang para masaya,. pilipino tayo mahalin natin ang wika natin,. pero dagdag nanaman yan pagunlad ng bansa at more jobs naman ang tuloy nyan pag nasimulan na mga investor pumasok

  • aubrey poon

    sa pagtulong saatin ng Japan nangungu hlugan na maganda ang smahan natin sa kanila.

  • jhay garcia

    nararamdaman ko na ang tuluyang pagbabago dito saatin

  • mike pimentel

    hindi mo talga kayang nakikita na naghihirap pa rin ang mga tao pdu30 ang bagong tulong ng Japan para saatin pag unlad ulit yan

    • james santillan

      unlad ba kamu? hindi totoo yan umpisa ng paglubog natin

      • justin tumunong

        ikaw lang lulubog ka din wala naman kwenta mga pingsasabi mo!

  • alexis lim

    slamat sa malasakit mo sa bansa lagi mo iniisip ang mga kapakanan namin pdu30

  • cris.tore

    diba?manatili lang tyo maniwala sa kung ano ang sinsabi ng pangulo para sa bansa natin

  • tristan147

    ang pilipinas ay mabuti at kahit na kailan puro din kabutihan ang ipapakita sa japan.

  • christian

    sa buti ba namn ng pilipinas tlagang magiging maayos ang samahan ng dalwang bansa

  • julie

    magiging magnda at successful ang samahan ng magkabilang bansa.

  • annbisyosa

    wag kc natin pangunahan ang mga desisyon ni digong,alam nya ang tama para sa kanyang bansa.

  • kris

    kung magka isa lang tayo para sa ating pangulo tyak ang pag unlad ng Pilipinas.

  • arnold

    wala namang masama kung suportahan na lang natin si duterte,tutal para din naman ito sa kapakanan natin.

  • kyla

    alam ni digong ang ginagawa at mga sinasabi nya,ilang taon na syang nasa politiko kaya alam na nya ang pasikot sikot patungo sa maunlad na bansa.

  • kevin

    pagkatiwalaan lang natin si duterte hindi naman sya papayag na ganito na lang ang ating bansa.