In response to why the Philippines is “pursuing a different paradigm” in its relationship with the United States.
Duterte explains that his disaffection with the American leadership is related to US criticism of his war on drugs.
“Had America just followed the normal procedure of calling the attention of a country to a certain violation, that would affect the laws of humanity, it could have just followed the due process, which is normally – according to everybody – going to the United Nations, airing a grievance and demanding an investigation. It should begin in the internal body of the United Nations because we are, or the Philippines is, a member of the United Nations.”
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