CHANGE OF HEART? Duterte on US: I’d rather be friendly to them now


Trisha Macas


GMA News


 September 28, 2017


President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday changed his rhetoric against the United States, saying this time that he'd "rather be friendly to them now." At an event in Eastern Samar to commemorate the 116th Balangiga Encounter Day, Duterte said the Americans, which he has lambasted many times in the past, have "redeemed themselves a lot." "There are so many factors involved but I'd rather be friendly to them now because aside from these episodes of, I said, sad incidents, overall I think the Americans also redeemed themselves a lot," he said.