President Rodrigo Duterte said that China assured him that they will protect the Philippines.
“China said: we will protect you, we will not allow the Philippines to be destroyed [by terrorists],” President Duterte said during the 37th Philippine Principals Training and Development Program and National Board Conference in Davao City on May 4.
He added China told him that “nandito lang kami at kung gusto mo, anytime, tawagin mo kami.”
“Ang China. Kasi when you talk to itong China, Russia, isang salita lang: We will be there.” Duterte said.
“Itong America, itong mga Italy, wala ‘yan. Mga puting i****. Totoo. Takot lang ‘yan mamatay,” he said. “Sa ang kanila, ‘yung mga arms. And that’s the funny thing. They keep on criticizing us or go to war and yet they are building the war machineries and sell us.”