Watch: President Duterte announces ‘separation’ from United States

President Rodrigo Duterte has announced the military and economic separation of the Philippines to the United States on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

Duterte made the shocking announcement during a business forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in the presence of Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.

“Your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States, both in military… not in the social… both in military and economics,” said Duterte.

Watch on the video below.

Meanwhile, reports said that Duterte is willing to hold joint military exercises with China and Russia

President Duterte was in China for a four-day working visit. His visit aims to enhance the 41 years of bilateral relations between the two countries.

What can you say about this decision of President Duterte to pull out the economic and military ties of the Philippines from United States? Share your views and opinion on the comment section below.

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