Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte with US President Donald Trump in Manila, Nov 2017,

By Sass Rogando Sasot

The Manila Times-Nov 27

When some of my Filipino friends here in the Netherlands invited me to stage a protest outside the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague in 2013 when the time the arbitral case against China was filed, I emphatically refused and told them that the whole thing was a mistake. It would cost our country a great deal of resources and diplomatic capital.

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First published in: The Manila Times