‘If you’re bright, why did we lose the West Philippine Sea?’ – Duterte to Carpio, Del Rosario

MANILA, Philippines —  “If you’re bright, why did we lose the West Philippine Sea?” President Rodrigo Duterte posed this question, phrased in Filipino, to retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario as China continued to keep its presence in the disputed waters. “That was during your … Continue reading ‘If you’re bright, why did we lose the West Philippine Sea?’ – Duterte to Carpio, Del Rosario