Duterte explains why he did not sail to PHL Rise

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President Rodrigo Duterte explained on May 16 why he did not literally sailed to Philippine Rise the other day, May 15.

He said Philippine Rise is in a vast open sea.

“Di mo makita ‘yung Benham Rise is underneath parang a triangular land mass na – ‘yun ang tinatawag nilang Benham Rise but ‘yung colloquially ‘yung Benham Rise is ‘yung buong dagat,” he said.

“Anong ibig sabihin? Lahat puntahan ko? Sabi ng Navy na magpunta ako doon, ‘di kami makauwi ng two days,” he added.

“Eh kung mag-jet ski ako, sabi ko wala namang gasolinahan diyan. T*** i** maubusan ng gasolina. Saan? Wala namang Petron o Caltex o Shell,” he said. “Saan ako kukuha ng gasolina? Pati ang binigay doon sa kanila ‘yung jet ski, ang akin ‘yung bangka lang. Naubusan – Maraming magagandang lalaki, gusto nilang may bangka isa, ‘yung motorized bangka ‘yun.”

Source: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20180516-MEDIA-INTERVIEW-WITH-PRESIDENT-RODRIGO-ROA-DUTERTE.pdf