Duterte said this after Canada on Thursday ordered a review of its $233 million deal to sell 16 Bell helicopters to the Philippines.
President Rodrigo Duterte's order, issued in a news conference, came after the Canadian government chose to review the 12 billion peso ($235 million) helicopter deal due to concerns the Philippine military might use the utility helicopters in counterinsurgency assaults.
"I want to tell the armed forces to cut the deal, and somehow we will look for another supplier", Duterte said, local media reported. "We respect the stand of Canada", Duterte said in a televised briefing.
The Filipino military also uses derivations of the Bell-UH-1H helicopter, which first saw service for the U.S. military in the Vietnam War in the early 1960s.
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But International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced Wednesday he had ordered a review of the deal, which was finalized in December, after a senior member of the Philippines military said the aircraft would also be used in "internal security operations".
Global Affairs Canada initially defended the helicopter sale, pointing out the aircraft would be used "exclusively" for disaster relief, search and rescue and passenger transport missions.
Canadian officials said they were concerned about possible human rights violations and said they had understood the helicopters were intended for non-combat operations.
"We are going to make sure before this deal or any other deal goes through that we are abiding by the rules ... that Canadian governments have to follow", he said.
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"I hope that we will never be called upon to use arms in their defence or for them".
The Canadian government had made a decision to undertake a review of the agreement to sell 16 helicopters to the Philippines after speculations were raised that these would be used for counter-insurgency assaults. He is a good president.
They accuse President Rodrigo Duterte of human rights abuses and carrying out unlawful killings amid his anti-drug campaign. The country is also regularly battered by typhoons.
Mr Trudeau told journalists that he spoke with the Mr Duterte about concerns related to extrajudicial killings linked to the president's war on drugs. "The reason I'm buying helicopters is because I want to finish them off".
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In 2017, Villanueva said the Army filled its 2017 recruitment quota of about 350 new officers and 13,000 new enlisted personnel, including 1,000 slots allotted to indigenous peoples.