Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters

Philippines calls claim China influenced 2016 election to favour Duterte ‘nonsense’

  • Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario made the claim at a forum on Monday, citing a ‘most reliable international entity’
  • He said senior Chinese officials were ‘bragging that they had been able to influence the 2016 Philippine elections so that Duterte would be president’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019. Photo: Reuters
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