13 October 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at the European Union on Thursday. That comes after some of its lawmakers warned the Philippines it could lose its U.N. membership for his war on drugs. Duterte in a televised speech in Manila threatened the lawmakers to cut ties with the Philippines and have their ambassadors leave within 24 hours.
He said his new alliances with Russia and China - U.N. Security Council permanent members - would keep the Philippines in the United Nations.