Analyst: Duterte seeking US response in invoking defense treaty


Posted at Jul 17 2019 06:53 PM

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Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte was being sarcastic when he invoked the Philippines' Mutual Defense Treaty with the U.S. But a defense analyst believes Duterte's move was meant to prompt a response from Washington.