At the Oath-Taking of Senator-Elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, President Rodrigo Duterte was asked about his previous statement that there will come a time when he will bring up the arbitral ruling.
“When the oil is extracted, that’s what I meant,” President Duterte said.
“Since I cannot assert jurisdiction, sabi ko hati na lang noon. Pumayag na sila. Sabi nila, ‘Para sa iyo, Mayor, 60-40 papayag kami.’ Ngayon, nobody’s talking about it,” he said. “Because itong mga g***, I said I deal with reality. If you are in the state of a dream — you are in a trance.”
President Duterte said the Chinese side “are willing to share sana, 60-40. I do not think they will agree now.”