Duterte Warns U.S. Military: Don’t Build Arms Depots

Posted January 31, 2017 at 10:10am

The Manila Times reports that “President Rodrigo Duterte has warned the United States to stop building ‘permanent’ arms depots in the Philippines because it will disrupt regional security.”

“Duterte claimed that the US military is unloading arms in some parts of the country.”

“’Now, here is my worry: The United States is building depots. They are unloading arms in Palawan, in Cagayan de Oro, and in Pampanga,’ the President said in a news conference.”

“’I am serving notice to the Armed Forces of the United States: Do not do it. I will not allow it,’ he added.”