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Senatorial candidates tackle Chinese ‘debt trap’, drug war in debate

Senatorial candidates tackle Chinese ‘debt trap’, drug war in debate

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ELEVEN SENATORIAL candidates clashed on whether the Philippines is falling for China’s “debt-trap diplomacy” in light of President Rodrigo Duterte’s state visit to China, and the administration's drug war, among other issues during CNN Philippines’ debate held Saturday in UST. The candidates in attendance were Rafael "Raffy" Alunan III, Gary Alejano, Glenn Chong, Neri Colmenares, Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, Chel Diokno, Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, Samira Gutoc, Florin Hilbay, Romulo Macalintal, and Erin Tañada. Former Philippine National Police chief Dela Rosa pressed Magdalo Rep. Alejano on whether or not he has requested a copy of the loan agreements between the country and China from the Malacañang. “[P]alagi niyong sinasabi na ‘confidential, confidential.’ Nanghingi na ba k...