Yasay's tone contrasted sharply with that of Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, who on Wednesday said Duterte may have been misinformed when he said U.S.
"I believe they will be giving us more if we have no source of funds", he said.
Recently there was a study by debt watcher, Fitch Ratings BMI Research, said the that Duterte's foreign policy shift away from the United States towards China could substantially indermibe Washington's geopolitical influence in Asia especially in the rising tensions between Beijings and its neighbors.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby responded to that saying total US assistance to the Philippines in the fiscal year that began on October 1 was US$180 million "and we're committed" to delivering that.
Yasay said breaking the "shackling dependency" on the United States to address various security threats was imperative if the Philippines was to end its subservience.
"We think comments like this, whether they are or will be backed up by actual action or not, are really at odds with the closeness of the relationships that we have with the people of the Philippines and which we fully intend to continue", Kirby told reporters.
But while some Filipino officials have walked back on Duterte's anti-U.S. pronouncements - early this week he told President Barack Obama "to go to hell" - Lorenzana's statements show that for the first time the Duterte administration has taken concrete steps to roll back cooperation with the USA military in the Philippines. "We should spread our side to others because there are still so many countries there", Lorenzana said.
The Philippines is a crucial American ally in South East Asia, serving as a guard against Chinese influence.
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The trip to China will show whether Duterte will stay true to his pronouncements that he will assert Manila's victory in an global arbitration case against Beijing over disputed territories in the South China Sea. "Mendicants? Even if we face hardships, we will survive", he continued.
The Defense chief said: "We can live without (that).".
"Are we getting what we should be getting from the alliance or the Americans as well", he said.
"This year would be the last", Duterte said in a speech Friday of joint combat exercises with the US centered on beach assault drills, which began this week amid the leader's inflammatory statements.
The former Davao city mayor has also stated his intention to foster better ties with China and Russian Federation, and revamping the Philippine foreign policy that has always been pro-Washington. "Much like you, we are relying on strong ties developed through our common endeavors as well as building effective relationships with new partners to ensure productive future cooperation", he said in his last official address to Americans doing business in the Philippines.
"Worse is that our only ally could not give us the assurance that in taking a hard line towards the enforcement of our sovereignty rights under global law, it will promptly come to our defense under our existing military treaty and agreements", Yasay added. One recent example of cooperation: the Enhanced Defense Coordination Agreement.
Speaking at the National Banana Congress in Lanang, Davao City, Duterte said Obama should go through diplomatic channels when complaining about the Philippine government's war against illegal drugs.
On Monday, Duterte said US President Barack Obama should "go to hell" and hinted he might "break up" with the United States. "But we will never, never compromise our dignity as Filipinos", he was quoted saying.
"Looking at EDCA, there are many things that we can get such as facilities and development of our camps".