NANINIWALA si Pangulong Duterte na pag-aari talaga ng China ang West Philippine Sea (WPS) at itinuturing niyang “personal protector” si Chinese President Xi Jinping sakaling magsagawa ng coup d’etat ang militar laban sa kanya, ayon kay retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio.
Ito ang sinabi ni Carpio nang tanungin kung ano sa tingin niya ang nagtulak kay Duterte para tawaging basura ang 2016 arbitral ruling na pumapabor sa Pilipinas sa isyu ng WPS.
“I think he honestly believes that China is in possession (of WPS). That that’s the only thing I can conclude, because he has been saying that repeatedly, at least five times,” ani Carpio sa isang panayam.
“He even said that before an international summit in Singapore, the Asean-Indian Summit. And when you say that before an international conference, that’s binding on us,” dagdag niya.
Sinabi rin ni Carpio na naniniwala si Duterte na poproteksyunan ito ng China sakaling magsagawa ng coup laban sa kanya ang militar.
“The President has always said that if there is a mutiny or coup against (him), President Xi Jinping will protect (him),” hirit pa ni Carpio.
“I think that is what’s behind his mind–that President Xi Jinping is his personal protector against his own military if there is a coup d’etat, so he will side, whenever possible, with China against the Philippine interest and we see that every day,” sabi niya.