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Philippines’ Duterte to US over aid issue: ‘Bye-bye America’

President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to terminate a pact that allows US troops to visit the Philippines as he reacted with rage to what he thought was a US decision to scrap a major aid package over human rights conces.

A US govement aid agency said this week that its board deferred a vote on a renewal of the development assistance package for the Philippines “subject to a further review of conces around rule of law and civil liberties.”

Duterte, whose administration has been criticized by Washington over a bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, unleashed a barrage of expletives-laden tirade.

He said the Philippines can do without US aid, called Americans “sons of bitches” and “hypocrites,” while praising China for offering what he said was a huge financial assistance.
-Arab news

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