China nalang tayo magpusta, wala tayong laban: Duterte on upcoming FIBA World Cup

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President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will be visiting China to have talks regarding West Philippine Sea and to watch a match of Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

“‘Yung arbitral ruling, pagusapan natin ‘yan. That is why I’m going to China. I’m going to China to talk. Did I not tell you before that before my term ends we will be talking about [South] China Sea,” he said during an event for Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) in Malaca├▒ang Palace on August 6.

“I’m going there because there are now some sparkles which need to be addressed immediately,” he said.

“Pati may basketball doon ngaun e. FIBA World [Cup], ang problema ang unang kalaban natin Italy. Ang sunod, a wala talo tayo sa (Serbia), walang laban,” he added. “China nalang tayo magpusta.”

“Wala talaga tayo, we will lose dito sa – Italy ang lalaki kaya niyan,” he said. However, the President said the Philippines can beat Angola. He also said that the vice president of China will accompany him in watching a basketball match.

He added that he will also inaugurate a school building built in honor of his mother in a university in Fujian.