President Duterte is not going to use the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) chief’s assembly as a platform to invoke the United Nations’ tribunal ruling on the difficulty of the South China Sea simply to have an higher hand in opposition to China.

Duterte, who can be at the moment the chairman of the ASEAN, rejected solutions forwarded by former Foreign Affairs Sec. Albert del Rosario and different consultants that Manila ought to use the UN arbitration ruling to query Beijing’s transfer within the disputed areas.

He mentioned the reclamation “cannot be an issue anymore” as a result of it’s already there,

“You are dreaming. Those are theories. All dreams.. you go into reality. Who can pressure China? Us?,” Duterte requested reporters.

Duterte mentioned he was practical sufficient to admit that Philippines couldn’t match Beijing’s protection capabilities. “Might is right. Right is might,” he mentioned in an interview in Malacanang.

Duterte mentioned the United States of America has the muscle to go toe-to-toe with China in a warfare.

“Katagal na nyang construction na yan. So many photos published since four years ago. Sino makahinto niyan? Tayo? E di America. Gusto nila magsuicide tayo, Masyado kayong bilib sa America eh,” Duterte mentioned.

Source: politics.com.ph