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Philippine president cancels deal to buy Canadian helicopters

Philippine president cancels deal to buy Canadian helicopters

Philippine president cancels deal to buy Canadian helicopters

"The president's troubling comments only underscore the confusion and contradictions that have emerged recently on the intended end use of the helicopters", said a spokesperson for Champagne on Friday.

"President Duterte's government has achieved global notoriety for its blatant disregard of basic human rights and its systematic threats against human rights activists", Jaramillo said in an email.

"I want to tell the armed forces to cut the deal, and somehow we will look for another supplier", Duterte said.

Duterte, however, reasoned the equipment would "invariably" be used against rebels and terrorists.

Duterte said he respects Canada's decision on the helicopter deal but asked the military to no longer procure other arms from Canada and the United States.

Following the Canadian government's announcement that it is now reviewing its sale to the Philippine government of 16 Bell helicopters, Roque said: "If they don't want to sell, we may consider the prospect of procuring them from other sources". Gen. Restituto Padilla, chief of plans at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), said the helicopters would be used for internal security operations apart from deployment in search-and-rescue and disaster relief missions. "We are neutral", Duterte said, without making clear if he was referring to Canada or the USA, his country's treaty ally, or both.

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"U.S., because of its too much imposition, but I assure you, I am supporting Trump", Duterte said. "He is doing it also for his country, people just don't understand him".

Trudeau, who raised human rights concerns to President Rodrigo Duterte past year, replied: "Absolutely".

Duterte, who has overseen a crackdown that has left almost 4,000 drug suspects dead at the hands of the police, later described Trudeau's comments as "a personal and official insult", adding he would only answer to his Filipino electorate.

Human-rights and arms-control groups have accused the Philippine armed forces of extrajudicial killings and other atrocities in their fight against Islamic militants and communist rebels.

A prosecutor in the International Criminal Court, or ICC, announced Thursday that she was opening a preliminary probe into alleged crimes by Duterte in connection with the war on drugs. "You better clear that up because I will withdraw from the ICC".

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