Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Senator Antonio Trillanes IV could have committed treason in his back channel talks with Chinese officials over the West Philippine sea claims, as he reiterated someone should answer for the loss of the Scarborough Shoal to the Chinese.
He said he was also asking the Aquino government, which he referred to as the “past,” how it happened.
“I would like to know from anybody in the executive department of the past administration why we lost the Scarborough Shoal,” Duterte said in a press briefing Monday.
“I can take all the insults, the muck and garbage that is part of the territory of politics, but itong ganitong nawalan tayo ng lupa (but to lose our land), or whatever is under the water is lupa (land), I can’t take it,” Duterte said. Read More