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No new military alliance with Russia for now

He may consider Russian President Vladimir Putin his idol but President Duterte is still not keen on forging new military alliance with Russia.

After criticizing the United States and other Western nations as bullies and hypocrites, Duterte is committed to forge closer cooperation with Russia and China to promote peace and progress in the region.

“I am not ready for military alliances because we have a treaty that was signed in the 50s,” the President said in an interview with a Russian television network, alluding to the Philippines-United States Mutual Defense Treaty. “But I am ready to cooperate with my new friends – China and Russia – to make this world more peaceful,” Duterte told RT news.

In recent months, the President has slammed the United States and other Western nations for meddling in domestic affairs, especially with their unfair criticisms on his brutal war on illegal drugs.

Annoyed by the criticisms from the West, Duterte decided to veer towards two perceived rivals of the US – Russia and China – in strengthening diplomatic and economic relations.

In the RT interview, the President admitted that he wanted to be “closer” to Russia and China because he did not like the supposed unfair treatment of the West towards the country.

Duterte recalled that in his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, they instantly became friends.

Duterte also accepted Putin’s invitation to visit Moscow next year.

Duterte said he did not ask for anything from the Russian leader when they met for the first time on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru.

“In all of our talks, I never said that ‘I want this’ or ‘I want that.’ I just also told President Putin, you know, that I just want to be friends, to show to the world that I am not limited to a few countries, that I have to interact with the rest of the world, because we are a sovereign state,” he said.

“And we have to do business and to have diplomatic relations with everybody. And if there is good to it, then I thank God,” he added.

On his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the President described him as a “great guy.” “I realized a little bit that somehow we’d missed out (on) chances in our history,” he said. (Genalyn D. Kabiling)

comments
  • Francisco G.

    Di naman talaga kasi yan kailangan ng mga Pinoy! Sapat na ang ating AFP para maprotektahan tayo!

  • Cynth P.

    Sa pagpapaunlad nakafocus ang ating pangulo! Kaya naman kasi imanage ng ating DND ang seguridad natin!

  • Justine Lo

    Hindi naman natin sila kailangan pagdating sa usaping pang militar eh! mga investors ang target ni tatay digong!

  • Cath Turman

    ang sabihin mo di mo sila kayang kumbinsihin

    • Henry N.

      nakumbinsi na nga na mag invest dito! sadyang di lang yan ang priority ni tatay digong!

  • bornok

    commies ally di pala kayang gawin pa hiya ka ano digong

    • lanielyn

      manahimik ka dahil wala kang silbi.

  • mariel

    siyempre kasi naka tie up pa rin tayo sa US pero maganda nito meron tayong opppurtunity na makipag kaibigan sa russia in terms of economic growth na mga usapin

  • paula

    di natayo dapat mabahala dyan ang importante yung tinututukan ang bansa at inaasikaso sa pagunlad

  • joyce

    pwd naman nanjan sila pwd nman na wla, kaya pa nman kasi natin eh!

  • M-M

    marunong lang tumunaw ng magandang samahan si pdu30 saating bagong kaibigan

  • Miky

    priority kasi ng pdu30 ang maraming investment dito saatin hindi ang usaping militar

  • danes salvador

    akala ko ba yan ang gusto mong bago na kaibigan bakit ngayon sabay tanggi ka na sa knila

    • cashio

      wla syang tinanggihan, hindi mo ba alam iba ang gusto nya? magbasa ka nga ng dyaryo para may alam ka nman

    • kevin–kevz

      manhimik ka hindi ka naman nkkatulong sa bansa natin!

  • Cass_anton

    wala naman dapt na ikabahala dahil mabuti ang pangulo hindi niya pbabayaan ang bansa

    • tom@sison

      tama gagawin nman laht ng pangulo para mgng maayos ang pilipinas

  • Alexandra (diwata)

    hindi naman maaasahan ang Dutae na yan.

    • clarisse ;)

      isa kang bupols!

  • mike

    priority kasi ng pdu30 ang investor dito saatin hindi ang usaping militar

    • maryann

      tama yan ang pangulo natin tlagang magaling!

  • narvaez

    hindi dapt magworry dahil gingawa naman ng pangulo ang lhat pra sa bansa natin

  • Van Kevin

    hayaan na natin ang ating pangulo sa mga ganyan,alam nya naman ang ginagawa nya.

    • Ron Sevilla

      wag na kayong umasa sa dugong na baliw.

      • jhay_jack

        anong pinag lalaban mo?ikaw ang baliw.

  • marilou dado

    alam ni pdu30 kung ano ang makakabuti para sa kanyang bayan,ibigay na lang natin skanya ang full support.