Roque indirectly called Duterte "baliw," "traydor"

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[1] In February 2018, Duterte said that China may take the Philippines as one of its provinces. This is the start of the joke about the country being a Chinese political subdivision.
[2] On July 12, 2018, the Philippines celebrated its win against China in an international arbitral court over China's claims over parts of Philippine territories.
[3] On July 12, 2018, tarpaulin banners surfaced in different parts of the country saying, "Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China."
[4] This was perceived as a protest against the Duterte administration's inaction against China's alleged acts of bullying the Philippines regarding the latter's exclusive rights to exploit natural resources and to occupy islands over which it exercises sovereignty and jurisdiction.
[4a] This was also perceived as a protest against the Duterte administration's lack of interest in enforcing the July 12, 2016 arbitral award.
[5] Last week, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque called those who said the Philippines is a province of China, those behind the banner-protest, "baliw" [crazy]. He also called them "traydor" [traitors].
[6] It must be recalled that Duterte was the first person to propose this. He said he was okay with China taking the Philippines as one of its provinces.
[7] Therefore, Roque indirectly called Duterte a crazy traitor, which many people accuse him [Duterte] of being.
[8] Philippines v. China (PCA case number 2013–19), also known as the South China Sea Arbitration, was an arbitration case brought by the Republic of the Philippines against the People's Republic of China under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) concerning certain issues in the South China Sea including the legality of China's "nine-dotted line" claim. Decided: 12 July 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines_v._China
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Make PH a province of China, Duterte jokes in front of Chinese envoy By: Nestor Corrales - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ INQUIRER.net / 10:49 PM February 19, 2018 Read more: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/164413/rodrigo-duterte-jest-making-ph-chinese-province#ixzz5LHEB4arp Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

Roque on ‘Philippines, Province of China’ banners: ‘Mga baliw, traydor lang gagawa niyan’; Published 2018-07-13 14:25:24; VIRGIL LOPEZ, GMA News; http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/660317/roque-on-philippines-province-of-china-banners-mga-baliw-traydor-lang-gagawa-niyan/

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