The rifles were due to be provided to the Philippine police but Duterte said he would look for cheaper alternatives.
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cancellation on Monday of Philippine's purchase of police rifles from the United States, after US senatorial aides said last month that Washington was halting the sale due to concerns about human rights violations. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes.
"We will not insist on buying expensive arms from the United States". "The reason why I won is because I am not popular; because I was carrying the message: law and order".
"We can always get them somewhere else".
Despite the issues confronting him, the President has maintained that he would not stop his war on drugs until the individuals involved in narcotics trade are killed.
Days later, the PNP said while the purchase agreement with arms manufacturer SIG Sauer stays, it is also ready to procure new rifles from other countries, including China and Russian Federation, following the US decision.
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Earlier reports said the US state department was canceling the firearms deal because of US Senator Ben Cardin's concern over the human rights situation in the Philippines amid the administration's war against drugs.
"Russia, they are inviting us". "The 26,000 rifles we are supposed to buy from them, they no longer want to sell to us".
"Let us just have a moratorium on violence", added Duterte.
The Philippines leader has in the past called US President Barack Obama "a son of a whore" and demanded that America stop treating the Philippines like "a dog with leash".
Mr Duterte's spokesman said last week those reports were not accurate, and the USA arms would be delivered as promised.
"[Duterte's foreign policy] is certainly a source of concern, not only for the United States but it should be a source of concern for Asia more broadly for a very simple reason: Mr. Duterte, whatever his objectives are, he is upending decades of postwar regional security, and this is a concern..." "I think the United States government has probably said look, we can expect more of this type of thing and we need to just basically roll with the punches".