‘Protection’s’ price

Rodrigo Duterte and Sara Duterte-Carpio
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President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that China has promised to protect the Philippines from external threats immediately raises two questions.

Who or what these external threats could be is the first. But the second is, Who will protect the Philippines from China?

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Made in China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping
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In the aftermath of President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar announced the availability in that country of scholarships on media and communication studies for his staff, and, presumably, for anyone else qualified and interested in a career in government media.
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