Duterte to Xi: Make Philippines a province of China

In the presence of the many delegates and the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, Duterte expressed his admiration to the Chinese leader Xi Jinping. He event went as far as proposing to make the Philippines a province of China. His words clearly shows the reason of his complacency on the issue on the issue of the West Philippine Sea.

SOURCE: Duterte Proposal: Make Philippines a Province of China. Bayani Lahi. Published on Sep 13, 2018. https://youtu.be/Sh0B7iBM7x4

FOUR (4) MONTHS AGO: Tarpaulins bearing the words “Welcome to the Philippines, province of China” were seen hanging from several footbridges in Metro Manila Thursday, two years after the country won its arbitration case against China. The red banners bore the Chinese flag and Chinese characters. It is unclear who installed the tarpaulins, which are possible reference to a “joke” by President Rodrigo Duterte that the country can be a province of the Asian giant.

SOURCE: Banners welcome visitors to 'Philippines, province of China'. (philstar.com). July 12, 2018 - 11:26am. https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/07/12/1832876/banners-welcome-visitors-philippines-province-china