Duterte: Kung inasar ko ang China, walang mangyari

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President Rodrigo Duterte said that China has offered to conduct joint exploration in maritime areas in West Philippine Sea being claimed both by Philippines and China.

“Eh kung inasar ko noon, pinagpu-p***** i** ko sila, walang mangyari. Ngayon offer nila joint exploration ‘di parang co-ownership. Parang dalawa tayong may-ari niyan. Eh ‘di mas maganda ‘yan kaysa away,” Duterte said during the Inauguration of the Bahay Pag Asa Phase 2 in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. “Alam niya hindi tatagal eh, bibigay talaga sila. Ayaw nila ng gulo kasi magka-giyera lang.”

The President said he will not go into battle that he cannot win.

“Let me remind you, ‘yung West Philippine Sea – nandiyan si Delfin Lorenzana pati si General Guerrero pati si General Esperon – nag-bilateral kami [with China]. Sinabi ko talaga harap-harapan. Baka sabihin niyo wala akong ginagawa. Sinabi ko, nandito ako, paalamin sa iyo na pupunta ako diyan sa Spratly kasi I will dig oil,” the President said.

“Tapos sabi ng Chinese, si Xi Jinping, pag-usapan na lang natin. Sabi ko: No kasi amin ‘yan,” he added. “Sabi niya, alam mo kasi baka magkagulo. ‘Yung pag gulo, ‘yan ang ibig sabihin niyan, giyera ‘yan. So sabi ko: Okay. Pwede ba natin pag-usapan balang araw, at least sa panahon ko? Sabi niya, pwede.”

“I will not go into a battle and – a battle which I cannot win and the consequence would be a massacre of my soldiers,” Duterte added. “Tapos ngayon, sabi nila, o sige, joint exploration na tayo.”

Source: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/20180228-Speech_of_President_Rodrigo_Roa_Duterte_during_the_Inauguration_of_the_Bahay_Pag_Asa-Marawi_City.pdf