Duterte says he pursued WPS arbitration award but nothing happened


President Rodrigo Duterte said during his May 5 address to nation that he pursued the 2016 award of the Arbitral Tribunal but nothing happened.

“Ang issue ng West Philippine Sea was boiling. So tayo as a sign of ownership sent our Coast Guard there to show that we own the body of water. Mayamaya nandito na ‘yong China. So nagkaharapan sila at standoff parang nagtutukan ng baril,” President Duterte said.

“So it was America who brokered na ayusin na lang ninyo ‘yan – ang Amerika ha. And ito naman si g***ng Albert, for all of his pretentious statesman deportment, pumayag silang dalawa ni – well, of course, you cannot blame the kapitan ng barko ng Pilipinas, following orders ‘yan eh. So nag-atras tayo. Ang problema sabay para ma-defuse ang tension. Sabay kayong umatras. Tayo umatras because Albert called the maybe the ships, ordered it to withdraw. The mystery question here is: Was it approved by President Aquino? Siya ‘yong presidente eh,” he added.


“So noong umalis na ‘yong Coast Guard, hindi umalis ang China ship. So ang naiwan doon na barko China na, wala na tayo. Iyon ang history tapos nagfile sila ng kaso, nanalo tayo. Iyang papel sa totoong buhay between nations, iyang papel wala ‘yan. Kung sino ‘yong tigas, United States, Britain ‘yan, pagka ginusto nilang ganyan gawin,” President Duterte added.

“Tayo nanalo. Ngayon pagdating ko ang barko nandiyan sa West Philippine Sea, China boat, ship, tayo wala na. Tapos sabi nila itong papel na sa kaso nanalo tayo i-pursue mo. Pinursue ko, walang nangyari,” Duterte said.

“Actually in – sa usapang bugoy, sabihin ko sa iyo ibigay mo sa’kin, sabihin ko sa’yo p** i**, papel lang ‘yan. Itatapon ko ‘yan sa wastebasket. Ngayon nagpatuloy. Style nito sige sila bira, sige bira, bira, bira. Ngayon gusto nila pumunta ako sa United Nations magmakaawa naman ako doon, kung sino-sinong lapitan ko. Ipagpatuloy ko raw ‘yong away kasi I’m wasting my time and at the same time disrupting the good relations of China and the Philippines,” he said.