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After arriving in Japan on Tuesday for an official visit, President Rodrigo Duterte continued his tirades against the United States, saying Americans are nothing but bullies. "Tarantado itong mga Amerikano. The Americans really are a bully," Duterte told the Filipino community in Tokyo, where he is slated to stay for a three-day visit.

He reiterated his resentment against calls from the international community, especially the United States and European Union, for him to follow the rule of law in the country's war against illegal drugs. But he said he wasn't afraid of threats that he could end up in jail for alleged human rights violations and crimes against humanity in his anti-narcotics campaign. "Tatakutin pa akong ipakulong...ikaw putulan ko ng ulo (You're trying to scare me with jail time? What if I behead you?)," he said.



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He added that he is not ashamed of his actions as a President. "Sabi nila 'Duterte is not a statesman, he behaves like a hoodlum.' Tama ka. Ulol ka pala, ngayon mo lang nalaman?" he said.


(They say Duterte is not a statesman, he behaves like a hoodlum. You're right. You only realized that now?) Duterte's statements came just a few hours after he said the US can forget about the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) it signed with the Philippines under the previous administration, if he gets to stay in power long enough. This also follows his state visit to China last week, wherein he forged several agreements with the Asian superpower.


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"Mas komportable ako dito sa Japan and even China...baka mamura ko lang the other side of the world," he said on Tuesday. [I'm more comfortable with Japan and even China...I may just end up cursing that one country on the other side of the world]

Source:abs-cbn news

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