Hontiveros dares Duterte: Raise China vessels issue with Xi

MANILA, Philippines --- "Can the President stand up to China's interests" when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week? Sen. Risa Hontiveros asked in a text message on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte must bring up the presence of Chinese vessels around Philippine-held Pag-asa Island, Hontiveros said. He "must use the visit as an opportunity to display diplomatic bravery, using our victory at The Hague as a fundamental guidepost to defend Philippine sovereignty," she added. Belt and Road forum The President flies to Beijing on Wednesday to attend the Belt and Road forum and will get to meet Chinese leaders during his stay. His spokesperson, Salvador Panelo, ...Keep on reading: Hontiveros dares Duterte: Raise China vessels issue with Xi

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