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Does the Philippines have limited options on the South China Sea issue?

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte keeps on insisting that taking a stronger stance on against China’s militarization in the South China Sea would mean going to war.

  • Patricia Lourdes Viray
  • phil.starGlobal

Justifying his administration’s soft stance on the maritime dispute, Duterte said that he would have taken a stronger and more “violent” position on the matter but that would “probably be a great loss to the nation and probably end up losing a war.”

Psari 1aAs opposed to the president’s pronouncements, the Philippines’ options are not limited to waging a…

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