Duterte Admits: I Am Tuta Ng Kano

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After all his past rhetoric against Uncle Sam, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte today admitted that he is, after all, still a “tuta ng Kano” (American puppet).

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that Duterte made this admission after he approved the purchase of 16 Black Hawk helicopters from the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp — an American company — for $240 million.

Earlier, it was announced that the Philippines was considering buying helicopters from Russia.

But because of U.S. sanctions on Russian military exports, that Russian purchase was shelved.

”I have no choice,” Duterte reportedly said, “if I purchased the helicopters from Russia, my country would also face sanctions from Donald Trump.  I’d rather be called an American puppet rather than face the wrath of Uncle Sam.”

Duterte’s admission gives his critics yet another reason to criticize his administration.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.