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PH not giving up ‘an inch’ of territory, an ‘iota of sovereignty’ to China—DFA

President Rodrigo Duterte is not giving up an inch of Philippine territory, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Thursday, after the Chief Executive said China is already in possession of the South China Sea. In a press briefing here, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. initially did not want to comment on Duterte s remark because he was not present when the President issued the statement to reporters in an ambush interview. But Locsin, who assumed his post as the country s top diplomat in October, said the Philippines was not surrendering its claims to China in the West Philippine Sea. Absolutely not. I have repeatedly said not ...

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