Erap fears US might oust Duterte!

Manila Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada expressed his fear that the United States might oust President Rodrigo Duterte due to his recent pronouncements against the US.
In a news release, Estrada said he supports "President Duterte’s decision to cut ties with the United States, saying it is high time the US government be stopped from its meddling with the country’s internal affairs."

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However, Duterte clarified that diplomatic ties between the Philippines and the US will not be severed.

"It's not severance of ties. When you say severance of ties, you cut diplomatic relations. I cannot do that," Duterte said on a news conference upon his arrival in the Philippines from a four-day state visit to Beijing.

"What I mean was a separation of foreign policy... In the past we always follow what the US will give the cue," Duterte explained.

In the news release, Estrada said, “Tama naman ginagawa ni Pangulong Duterte, bakit sila [US] nakikiaalam?”

“Di komo tinututulungan tayo ng US, papakialaman naman nila internal problems natin. We are a sovereign country. We have our own Constitution,” Estrada said.

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Estrada said Duterte's statments might expose him to political risks, claiming that the US might move to oust the president from office.

“Yun ang pangamba ko, sa akin nga ginawa eh,” Estrada said, referring to his ouster as president in 2001, claiming that the US government was behind it.

Estrada was the country's president June 30, 1998  to January 20, 2001 when he was ousted from office by a popular uprising called "EDSA II." "EDSA I" was the 1986 popular revolt against the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

When GMA News Online sought a comment from the US Embassy about Estrada's statement, Press Attache Molly Koscina said they do not have comments specific to the Manila Mayor's comments.
However,  Koscina said, "We have yet to hear from the Philippine government what Duterte's  remarks on "separation" might mean but it is creating unnecessary uncertainty."

"For our part, we will honor our alliance commitments and treaty obligations.  And of course, we expect the Philippines to do the same," Koscina added.

Meanwhile, Estrada said he supports Duterte’s move to realign the Philippines with China.
“Kasi ang China ‘di nakikialam sa atin, sa ating independence,” Estrada said.

Sources: GMA News

3 comments:

  1. why would the US do that to a popularly voted head of a sovereign state. They do that now with the philippines and the whole world will know who they really are. The problem with the US is that they want to control the whole world! They have no right to do that. Shame on them. By the way, there was a controversial news early this morning abt 2 a.m. about mrs Clinton's erased emails where she had email communications with President Obama who was using an alias. Since it is controversial I prefer to say no more. But perhaps someone out there have seen that on FB and will say something or perhaps there will be a bombshell early next week.

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  2. Don't be so envious to my country having a President that you can't bully ... You've done it once to our dear brilliant late President Ferdinand E Marcos ... Philippines is a reach country without you interfering our lives "Our New President Is Brilliant there's BEST in him that can't be matched ... Mabuhay Philippines!!!

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  3. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES MY BELOVED NATIVE LAND..AT LAST IN LONG CENTURY SUFFERING TO THE HAND OF IDIOT AMERICAN GOVERNMENT... MY FELLOW COUNTRY MEN IT WAS END.. LIFE ITS BEGIN OF DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION

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