Duterte invites ex-senate president Enrile to discuss maritime issue with China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. - AP

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): President Rodrigo Duterte has invited former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to join his meeting with other Cabinet officials to discuss issues on the West Philippine Sea.

In his taped speech Thursday (May 13) but aired only on Friday, Duterte expressed hope Enrile, a former defence minister and a shrewd lawyer himself, would accept his invitation to be a guest in their meeting on Monday.

“We have respectfully invited Senator Enrile to come here because I cannot go out, so let’s listen to him, ” Duterte said.

“I will no longer speak, I will just listen to him because he was right there at the beginning. I will listen to him, because I’m impressed with his understanding of this problem at the West Philippine Sea, ” the President further said of Enrile. - Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

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