Palace: Duterte 'sarcastically' invoked defense treaty with US

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Posted at Jul 17 2019 11:54 PM | Updated as of Jul 18 2019 05:28 AM

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Just sarcasm. That's Malacañang's interpretation as President Duterte once again invoked the country's Mutual Defense Treaty with the United States amid the Philippines' maritime dispute with China. But one defense analyst believes Duterte may actually have a reason to prod Washington on the issue. Pia Gutierrez has tonight's Top Story. - The World Tonight, ANC, July 16, 2019