From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella on President Donald Trump’s “America First”, 21 Jan. 2017

We respect the “AMERICA FIRST” pronouncement ‎of President Trump as defining the first principles of his administration.

In like manner national interest is the primary consideration that guides President Rodrigo Duterte. His pursuit of peace and order is the bedrock of economic inclusivity and self-sufficiency.

‎Still, we recognize the indispensable need to strengthen relations with allied nations as our progress, prosperity and national well-being rely on such harmonious partnerships.

The community of nations prosper as each one seeks its common good, and when it comes together to support the well-being of our common humanity.