January 21, 2017
Cayetano lauds Trump's support for independent foreign policy
"We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world - but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow." - President Donald Trump
We welcome the pronouncement of newly inaugurated United States President Donald Trump to seek friendship with other nations while respecting each country's own national interests.
We can see how, much like President Rodrigo Duterte, President Trump is driven by a strong fervor of patriotism and nationalism. They both focus on having an independent foreign policy that benefits their respective people and nations.
For our part, a truly independent foreign policy allows the Philippines to craft its own destiny with our national interest and the immediate improvement of the lives of our people as the paramount consideration.
We look forward to a stronger relationship with the US, a kind that will be based on mutual trust and respect.
We expect all agencies and instrumentalities of the United States of America to stand by and pursue this policy of mutual respect, cooperation, and non-interference.
We congratulate President Trump and his family and pray for his and America's success.
GOD Bless the New President.
GOD Bless America.
GOD Bless the Philippines!
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