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#neverforget Duterte’s jet ski promise

/ 05:03 AM May 07, 2021

Who can forget the statement of then-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte bragging that he would ride a jet ski and plant the Philippine flag at the Spratly Islands? Now he is saying he did not promise that he will reclaim the West Philippine Sea. What is the meaning of planting the Philippine flag there? Does it not mean asserting our rights over the islands?

If the President claims he did not promise anything about the WPS, it either proves he is a liar and he deceived the people just to win the election in 2016, or he does not think thoroughly and carefully before saying anything. It is similar to his promise that he would solve the drug problem in six months. Many were mesmerized and thought he would achieve it. But it was all hot air.

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RAFFY REY HIPOLITO, [email protected]

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