Administration Walks Back Yet Another Duterte Announcement, Now Says Government Would Not Set Aside Tribunal Decision

After getting criticized by some foreign policy experts for his announcement that he would set aside the favorable ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, administration officials scrambled yet again to walk back President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement. His communications team said that the government would adhere to the ruling of the tribunal. Duterte himself changed his stance once more, as he now says that he would…

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