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Rody: No more foreign troops in PH in 2 years

TOKYO – The entry of foreign soldiers visiting the Philippines will soon be a thing of the past.

In line with his decision to chart an independent foreign policy, President Duterte has bared plans to make the Philippines free of foreign military troops “maybe in the next two years.”

On the second day of his three-day official visit to Tokyo, the President even expressed willingness to rescind a defense deal that expanded US military presence in the country just to keep them off his homeland.

“I have declared that I will pursue an independent foreign policy. I want, maybe in the next two years, my country freed of the presence of foreign military troops. I want them out and if I have to revise or abrogate agreements, executive agreements, I will,” the President said in his remarks before an assembly of Filipino and Japanese businessmen in Tokyo.

“This will be the last maneuver, war games between the United States and the Philippines’ military. Then, in the fullness of God’s time, I am President for six years, no more,” said Duterte, who earlier announced his “separation” from the United States for its unfair treatment of the Philippines.

The President said he does not intend to pick a fight with the country’s neighbors but explained that the Constitution provides that the Philippines must adopt an independent foreign policy. “I would like to make it clear to everybody that we do not pick quarrels with our friends and neighbors but to me it is high time that the President stands up to its dignity as a people,” he said.

Still hurt by criticisms from “supposed friends” on his war on drugs, the President hit back anew at the United States for treating the country “like a dog on a leash” to follow its every whim.

Duterte asserted that the country will “survive” even without the assistance from the United States and other Western allies critical of his anti-drug campaign. “They would say to you, ‘Stop it because we will withdraw or suspend aid and assistance to your country.’ It’s like saying ‘I am a dog on a leash’ and it said, ‘If you do not stop biting the criminals, we will not throw the bread under your mouth. We will throw it further so that you’ll have to struggle to get it,” he said.

“That is what America wants me to be. A dog barking for the crumbs of their favor,” he added. (GENALYN D. KABILING)

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  • bolbitez

    kailangan din naman kasi natin tumindig sa sarili nating bansa

  • Odie Bulgar

    hayaan nalang natin ang pasya ng pangulo

  • vanyvany

    hindi naman kasi natin kailangan to kasi hindi naman natin kailangan makipag away sa ibang bansa

  • trixiaCute

    Love peace & unite! yan lang naman ang gusto ng pangulo

  • bonjour12

    sawakas tapos narin ang pagiging puppet natin sa mga taga US

    • bornok

      oo nga yeheeyyy puppet naman tau ng CH,, buti nalang bago na amo natin hahhha

      • danica eliodoro

        ikaw lang uyyy tanga tangA mo kasi!

      • justin tumunong

        uy tanga! tingan mo nga ng mabuti na mas umaasenso ang pilipnas dahil sa china!

  • ambrose

    nang bait ni pdu30 may ultimatum pa sa mga puti hahha dapat nyan ngayon na palisin na sila

  • mang ku

    pero nakakapanghinayang pero hindi sa tagal na nilang binabastos mga tao lalo na kababaihan natin

  • paul toledo

    total happiness na makaalis na mga jumbohalang terroristang passista at berdugong kano na yan!! out out now.. shooo go away!!1

  • aubrey poon

    malaya na rin tayo sa kamay ng mga kano

  • jhay garcia

    huwag na lang kumontra kay digong alam nya ang kanyang ginagawa

  • mike pimentel

    sna nman sa mapayapang bansa pwd nman nila lisanin na ang ating bansa tutal wla nman tayo kaaway

    • james santillan

      umpisa na yan at tinaboy nya yong pinaka malakas na bansa

  • alexis lim

    peace and unite para saatin at sa US para mananatili ang mgandang smahan.

  • cris.tore

    isang mapayapang bansa para sa laht ganito ang tunay na maganda.

  • tristan147

    mkakahinga na rin ng maluwag ang bansa natin dahil sa gagawin ng pangulo congrats po.

  • christian

    finally we gonna get a better life na salmat po sa ginagwa mo pangulo.

  • julie

    hindi maipagkakaila na maggng maayus na ang bansa natin dahil sa tamng diskarte ni Duterte sa kanyang pamamalakd dito sa bansa.

  • annbisyosa

    oras naman para hindi tayo maging sunud sunuran skanila.

  • kris

    iba parin talaga ang malasakit ni duterte sa kanyang nasasakupan.

  • arnold

    ginagawa talaga ni digong ang tungkulin nya bilang ama ng ating bansa.

  • kyla

    maniwla na lang tayo sa nais na mang yari ng ating pangulo dahil hindi naman natin ito ikakapahamak.

  • kevin

    hindi naman yan gagawa si digong ng hakbang kung hindi tayo magtatagumpay.