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Duterte on ex-SC Justice Carpio: Parang kapatid sila ni Mao Tse-tung

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that retired Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio was “so enamored” with China despite his striking resemblance to Chinese people.

Duterte said this after Carpio said the Chinese control of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), the country’s power transmission infrastructure, is a cause for concern.

“Masyadong — masyado kasing… Carpio is trying to — he is so enamored with China. Ang disgrasya pa, ang mukha niya Intsik talaga,” according to him.

“Look at Carpio. Ako, ako may dugo akong Intsik, lolo ko. Pero tingan mo konti lang. Carpio tingnan mo. He… Binabandera niya pagka-Pilipino niya. Tingnan mo mukha niya. Parang kapatid sila ni Mao Tse-tung,” he also said.

Several senators earlier expressed concern that China’s 40 percent stake in the NGCP could threaten national security.

They raised fears that China is capable of shutting down the country’s power transmission facilities remotely.

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