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Not a bad idea! US 7th fleet should anchor in Manila Bay or Subic – Locsin

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The United States’ largest naval fleet is apparently welcome to dock in the country if it accepts President Duterte’s challenge to send forces to compel China to leave the disputed South China Sea.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. proposed the docking of the US 7th Fleet in Manila Bay or Subic to save on fuel costs.

“It’s actually not a bad idea but for fuel efficiency’s sake 7th Fleet should anchor in Manila Bay or Subic which is allowed under VFA,” he tweeted.

“No I said on American Independence Day that the motto of our race is like that of New Hampshire: ‘Live free or die.’ And ‘Better dead than Red,'” he added.

Last Monday, the President challenged the United States to deploy its Seventh Fleet to the South China Sea if it wanted to stop China’s actions in the disputed waters.

“Magpasok sila sa China Sea, magpasok ako. I will ride doon sa Amerikano na mauna doon,” Duterte said.

“I will invite Carpio, Del Rosario,Morales to ride with me. Then sabihin ko sa Amerikano, ‘Sige, pasabugin na natin lahat’,” he added, referring to Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales who have criticized his West Philippine Sea policy.

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