Al Jazeera: Duterte bans Philippines cabinet from speaking on South China Sea
Tue May, 2021, Age: 2 years
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has barred his cabinet from speaking about the South China Sea. The decision comes after Defense Minister Teddy Locsin’s expletive-laced Twitter tirade against Beijing for encroaching on the Philippines’ maritime territory. While Duterte has been reluctant to criticize China, he has of late taken a more assertive stance to defend Manila’s sovereignty.