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Di naman bullying ‘yon! Cayetano downplays China’s war threat vs PH

May 22, 2017 @ 17:59

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has tried to allay concerns over China’s reported warning to go to war against the Philippines by saying he does not believe it was a threat.

In a press conference Monday (May 22), Cayetano gave sparse details about the conversation between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping where the threat was supposedly made, except to say that what took place was a “very frank discussion.”

“I will not contradict the President’s words given that I cannot tell you much. The context was not threatening each other that we’ll go to war,” he said.

“My interpretation in the meeting is that there was no bullying or pushing around,” Cayetano added.

In a speech last week, Duterte disclosed Xi’s threat that China will go to war against the Philippines if the government approves any plan to drill oil in the Reed Bank in the disputed South China Sea.

Xi reportedly made the threat at the sidelines of the One Belt, One Road summit in Beijing, in which Cayetano said he was present.

Despite Xi’s grim warning, the country’s top diplomat said he believes respect still prevailed in the conversation between Duterte and Xi.

“The mutual respect could be felt and the admiration of President Duterte to President Xi and President Xi to President Duterte. In fact, they would not be able to speak that frank with each other if there was no trust being developed,” Cayetano said.

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  • meynard

    sec cayetano is promising diplomat ginagwa nya ang lahat para hindi matuloy ang alitan ng bansa

  • mandie

    in fact kaya ng ph na patunayan ang mga allegedly na sinabi ng ch para sa PH ang ginagawang hakbang ni sec cayetano ay maiwasan ang gulong ito na mangyari.!

  • mario

    Hindi naman talaga ito pambubully. Pinapalala lang naman ng kritiko ng ating gobyerno. kaibigan natin ang china.

  • buche

    Suportado namin kayo Sec Cayetano sa lahat ng plano nyo sa ating bayan.

  • bubuy

    Magkaisa tayong suportahan ang ating bagong kalihim ng DFA. Alam nya ang makakabuti sa bayan.

  • marco

    Naniniwala ako sayo Sec Cayetano. Di naman magagawa ng China na ibully tayo kasi kaibigan ang turing nila saatin.

  • karl

    Wala tayong dapat ipagbahala. Alam naman ng mga lider natin kung anong dapat gawin dyan.

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