Asked to expound on a military official's statement that the choppers will be used for "internal security operations", Roque said they can always considering purchasing from other sellers.
Phillippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to cancel the $233-million deal to buy 16 helicopters from Canada, just days after Ottawa ordered a review of the sale. "And we want the government to look into that to see if the helicopters are indeed being used in combat that are harming and killing civilians".
The Philippines is seeking to allay concerns over its planned purchase of 16 Bell 412 helicopters from Canada. "And we will obviously review the facts and take the right decision", Champagne told reporters, without giving more details.
"These are multi-purpose aircraft for anti-terrorism as well as HADR", he said, using military lingo that refers to disaster response and humanitarian missions.
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According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Canada is the 15th largest weapon exporter in the world, report said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the sale on Wednesday evening during a question-and-answer session during a visit to the United States.
"We are going to make sure, before this deal or any other deal goes through, that we are abiding by the rules and the expectations", he said.
"If I can not use the gunship, the helicopter, then I might as well surrender this government to them", he said, referring to the rebels.
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The deal represents another win for the Canadian defence industry when it comes to the Southeast Asian nation; Canada also sold eight Bell helicopters made in Montreal to the Philippines armed forces in 2015. It became an issue of human rights, as Canada is afraid the 412s would be used against Filipino citizens.
While in Manila last November to attend an annual diplomatic summit, Trudeau said he raised concerns about human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign.
The two governments announced the deal less than three months after Duterte and Trudeau clashed.
Thousands of people have allegedly been killed since July 2016 in the crackdown on drug dealers and users.
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