Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte

"There will never be an instance that we will surrender our right over Scarborough Shoal … That is not a territorial issue. It is an issue about being obstructed or impeded because of the constructions there and we cannot exercise freely the rights under UNCLOS of the 200-mile economic zone that is exclusive to us.” -Davao City, 02 June 2016

Duterte never stopped China on their expansion, even stated that the Philippines is a province of China.