Presumptive Philippine Prez Rodrigo Duterte Refuses to Dance White House Tune

For the nth time the next president of the corporate Republic of the Philippines refuses to dance to the White House music in the South China Sea issue.
This latest reconfirmation of his readiness to talk to China bilaterally for the joint exploration of the Spratlys [known locally as Freedom Islands] which came after the US  Embassy asked for his stand on the issue which the US itself has aggravated, reinforces the people’s desire for peace in the region.
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