(UPDATE) PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said he was "horrified" by the supposed secret agreement between former president Rodrigo Duterte and China on the West Philippine Sea, saying such a deal compromised the "territory, sovereignty and the sovereign rights of the Philippines."

Speaking to reporters in San Juan City, the President denied the existence of a "gentleman's agreement" reportedly struck under Duterte with Beijing to keep the status quo in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

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