Ayaw niya talaga! Palace: No US trip for Duterte
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte will not visit the United States (US) anytime soon, his spokesman said.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the remark after Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez said Duterte will “definitely” visit the land of liberty.
“Ah matagal na niyang sinasabi iyon, noon pa iyon,” said Panelo referring to the statement of Romualdez during the celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the US Independence Day in Makati City.
“The latest eh wala pa, walang pang latest,” he added.
Asked if Duterte was open to go to the US, Panelo said: “Kung tatanungin mo siya, ayaw niya di ba.”
The President said in 2017 that he will not visit the US because he’s “seen America and it’s lousy.”