This Is Why Duterte Can't Afford to Pick a Fight with the U.S.

  • About 35% of Filipinos living abroad reside in America
  • Trade between the two countries has climbed 23% since 2010

Obama Cancels Meeting With Duterte After Outburst

From trade dependence to money from workers abroad, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte can hardly afford to pick a fight with the U.S. given his country’s ties to the world’s largest economy.

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