I came across this video and decided to replay it because the black journalist featured here seems to have dissected and correctly analyzed the problem President Rodrigo Duterte is having with the US.
Consider this also as a fitting follow-up to the preceding pieces I wrote explaining why Duterte has decided to to set sail in charting his own independent foreign policy, rejecting attempts at meddling in the affairs of the nation by foreign government.
What this simply means is that little brown brother Duterte is telling the world that he is letting go now of Uncle Sam’s coattail to pursue relationships and deals with other nation that treats us as equals with dignity and respect as a sovereign nation.
Besides, the 1987 Constitution states that “The State shall pursue an independent foreign policy. In its relations with other states, the paramount consideration shall be national sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interest and the right to self-determination.”