BREAKING! DUTERTE: BINASTOS TAYO NG AMERICA, THERE WAS NOT EVEN AN APOLOGY SA ATIN
President Rodrigo Duterte said that United States disrespected the Philippines when supposed US Embassy officials took an American suspect for bombing a Hospital in Davao City and brought him out of the country. "Binastos tayo ng America," Duterte said.
The President was referring to Michael Terrence Meiring.
Meiring was charged with possession of explosives in 2002 but was able to leave the country.
When the president was still a mayor at that time, he said that after the explosion at the Evergreen Hotel in Davao City Meiring was brought to the hospital. US Embassy officials arrived carrying a citation, took Meiring and said he will be brought to Makati Medical Center for treatment.
"But what they did is fly out to Singapore and then to the United States. To this day parang Batman and Robin mystery, no explanation," said Duterte.
Duterte also mentioned that he had a meeting with former US Ambassador Francis Ricciardone. "They promised they will conduct a full investigation. Hanggang ngayon wala akong natanggap, maski note man lamang," the President sad.
"Kung tayong ginagawa sa atin, there was not even an apology sa atin," he said.
"Kaya ako galit, kasi binastos nila ako. Is that mutual respect? It has not appeased me at all," he added.