Updated: November 22, 2019 07:43 AM GMT
Activists burn portraits of Philippine President Rodrigo Dutere (left) and China’s President Xi Jinping during a protest outside the Chinese embassy in Manila on June 25. (Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP)
At least two leading Catholic bishops in the Philippines have expressed agreement with the result of a recent survey that says Filipinos deeply distrust China."It is not surprising for me that most Filipinos don't trust China," said Bishop Arturo Bastes of Sorsogon, adding that even he himself doesn’t."I belong to this group of Filipinos who not only mistrust China but are even angry with China, the bully of Asia," said the prelate.
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