Philippines defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: EPA-EFE

‘Preposterous’: Philippine defence secretary hits out at Chinese diplomat’s claim that Filipino workers in China are spies

  • Delfin Lorenzana has called for online casinos operating near military camps to be relocated over fears Chinese workers in such firms could be tapped to gather intelligence for Beijing
  • He rejected a Chinese envoy’s counterclaim that Filipino workers in China could be accused of the same
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Philippines defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Philippines Vice-President Leni Robredo. Photo: Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte is ‘selling out’ to China, says Philippine VP Leni Robredo

  • She said Duterte had not taken advantage of the 2016 UN ruling that affirmed the Philippines’ rights in part of the South China Sea claimed by China
  • Duterte has previously said he does not want Robredo to succeed him, describing her as ‘not capable of running a country’
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Philippines Vice-President Leni Robredo. Photo: Reuters
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