President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told Senator Manny Pacquiao to study first regarding the issues on the West Philippine Sea.
“It’s about foreign policy. I would not want to degrade him, but next time he should, mag-aral ka muna nang husto,” Duterte said in an interview with Pastor Apollo Quiboloy in Davao City.
“Apparently this guy has a very shallow knowledge,” Duterte added.
Last month, Pacquiao criticized Duterte’s stand on China’s incursions in the West Philippine Sea as “lacking.”
“Sa akin nakukulangan ako doon sa kumpara doon sa bago pa siya tumakbo, mage-eleksyon pa lang. Dapat ipagpatuloy n’ya ‘yun para magkaroon din ng respeto sa atin ang China,” Pacquiao said in an online interview with reporters.
Meanwhile, former lawmaker Monico Puentevella said that even if the PDP-Laban pushes for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s candidacy for President, Pacquiao will continue to run for president next year.