MANILA, Philippines — In response to President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks that China would not allow him to be ousted, Sen. Antonio Trillanes reminded the president that no one is trying to kick him out. "No one is trying to kick him out; he is doing the destabilizing all by himself," Trillanes said in a statement released Wednesday. Trillanes also expressed disbelief over Duterte's claims that China would protect the Philippines in case a conflict broke out in the region. "But, more importantly, Duterte's statement betrays his paranoia about the state of affairs in his own country," the senator added. Aside from sending off an all-Filipino team to Philippine Rise, Duterte also led the commemoration of the first anniversary of the renaming of the underwater plateau.
Source: Philippine Star May 16, 2018 04:52 UTC