A Philippine coastguard ship is seen sailing past a Chinese coastguard ship near Scarborough shoal, in the South China Sea. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images/TNS A Philippine coastguard ship is seen sailing past a Chinese coastguard ship near Scarborough shoal, in the South China Sea. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images/TNS
A Philippine coastguard ship is seen sailing past a Chinese coastguard ship near Scarborough shoal, in the South China Sea. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images/TNS
Rodrigo Duterte

‘We do not want war’: Philippines’ Duterte refuses to end South China Sea patrols, despite Beijing’s call for them to stop

  • The Philippine president said his country was indebted to China, but Manila’s claims to the disputed waterway ‘cannot be bargainable’
  • His remarks came after the country’s defence department said ‘China has no business telling the Philippines what we can and cannot do with our own waters’

Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte
A Philippine coastguard ship is seen sailing past a Chinese coastguard ship near Scarborough shoal, in the South China Sea. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images/TNS A Philippine coastguard ship is seen sailing past a Chinese coastguard ship near Scarborough shoal, in the South China Sea. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images/TNS
A Philippine coastguard ship is seen sailing past a Chinese coastguard ship near Scarborough shoal, in the South China Sea. Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images/TNS
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