I’m invoking the RP-US pact, gather all US 7th Fleet in front of China: Duterte

Security & Defense

“They have been saying that there is a treaty between America and Philippines, RP-US pact, military pact, an attack of one is an attack of all, against all American forces. But there is that condition and that is if there is a violent attack in our country. But they will not interfere in territorial controversy,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during a special episode of Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy’s nightly program Give Us This Day on July 16.

“Kaya sinabi ko I’m calling now, I’m calling America, I’m invoking the RP-US pact. I would like America to gather all their 7th Fleet in front of China. I’m asking them now and I will join them,” President Duterte said.

“I will ride on the boat where admiral of the US but I will drag along Carpio and the rest,” he added.

He added that if they reach the disputed territory he will request to have the honor of pressing the button.


“Maybe that would be the end of Palawan. Palawan will be devastated, maybe occupied, or if there will be nuclear bombs, we will dry up. So nothing will grow here, we can just wait, just like a big hole coming our way, to suck us to eternity and then we can sing the ‘Mona Lisa.’ They just lie there, and they die there,”  Duterte said.