A week after he said he will stop using vulgar words claiming God told him to stop swearing while on a plane to his home city of Davao after a trip to Japan, hard stance President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has gone back to his old ways.
This time, Duterte in a speech railed expletives at the US for criticizing his deadly anti-drug crackdown, calling American officials, “monkeys”, breaking a promise that he would no longer resort to trash talk.
However, Duterte said he’ll consider continuing to acquire weapons and defense equipment from treaty ally the United States if his military recommends so, despite offers from China and Russia.
“China is open. Anything you want. They even sent me a brochure, telling me to choose and they will provide,” Duterte said.
“I’m just holding off because I’m looking at the military,” he said. “If you want to stick with America, fine, but assess it well and find a balance because we are being ridiculed.”
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