PHILIPPINES-DO WE REALLY WANT TO REMAIN AS AMERICA’S SHIELD?
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte with US President Donald Trump in Manila, Nov 2017, Wikipedia.org
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.
First published in: The Manila Times