ROQUE TO DUTERTE: VISIT US NEXT OR RISK BEING REMOVED FROM OFFICE
Wednesday, October 26, Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte should consider making a state visit to the United States.
According to GMA News Online, Roque fears the US government might try to oust Duterte if he continue to opposed them.
"I relayed to Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay that after the trip to Japan, we should prepare a state visit to the US and my reason to Yasay was very pragmatic," said Roque.
"Unless we pay a state visit to the US, baka the US will take steps to remove Duterte," he added. Roque also said that Philippines should continue being friends with the US regardless of who would win between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trum in the upcoming US presidential elections.
"Although we have given priority to Asian neighbors, we value the US next," said Roque.
So far, Duterte had visited 6 countries in Asia since he took office.