President Rodrigo Duterte nagged MVP Group director Albert Del Rosario to disclose who gave the orders for the Philippine Coast Guard to leave Panatag Shoal during a standoff with China in 2012.
Suntukin kita, put*ng*n* mo! Duterte says ‘fake Pinoy’ Albert del Rosario is to blame for abandoning Panatag Shoal to China
“Noong nag-Presidente ako wala ng barko doon, China lang…napaalis na ni Albert. Ikaw Albert, Alberto, bakit mo pinaatras? Kaninong permission ka nanghingi? Ngayon kung wala kang maibigay, p***** i** mo, huwag mong ibigay sa akin ‘yong kasalanan mo. Naghahanap kayo ng libre. Alam ninyo one day, one day you will be tasked to answer for that iyang pag-order ninyo, dapat imbestigahin ka,” said Duterte in a briefing Wednesday night.
Duterte is claiming that then President Noynoy Aquino did not give the order for the Philippine warship to abandon Panatag Shoal during the standoff with Chinese ships.
Del Rosario, who was then Foreign Affairs Secretary, ordered the Philippine Coast Guard to leave upon the recommendation of President Barack Obama’s assistant state secretary for Asia Kurt Campbell after supposedly getting China’s word to leave Panatag Shoal. China never left and even fortified its presence in the disputed shoal.
In a recent statement, Del Rosario – who is currently director of PLDT and Metro Pacific Investments – said it was Chinese President Xi Jinping who “deceitfully breached” the agreement.
“We withdrew while Beijing did not. Until now, China refuses to withdraw its vessels to the prejudice of the Filipino people,” said Del Rosario.
But Duterte is adamant that Del Rosario disclose if Aquino really gave the order.
“Ito naman si g***ng Albert, for all of his pretentious statesman deportment, pumayag silang dalawa… well, of course, you cannot blame the kapitan ng barko ng Pilipinas, following orders ‘yan eh. The mystery question here is: Was it approved by President Aquino? Siya ‘yong presidente eh,” said Duterte..
“I don’t know what will be the history of this country because if I were a leader anymore — I will execute you by hanging,” added Duterte.