“I’m addressing America right now, whatever expeditions that you will conduct, any wars that you will fight in any other countries, count us out,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during the 39th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises for “Maragtas” Class Of 2018 on March 21 in Silang, Cavite.
“Wala kaming nakuha all these years of sacrifice except brutality and agony. We will stand on our own. Maski wala tayong pera,” he added.
The President said the Philippines will never beg for any help, “sometimes it could mean really the dignity of the people.”
He said in “so many wars in the Middle East at the behest of the Americans – for example, the Iraq war of Bush, the first and the second, they always demand that they participate in the expeditions.”
“The last time I remember na we sent about 702 suffered casualty of about – tatlo ang medyo ewan ko but maybe there are still around wounded,” he added.
“Ang sinabi ko we – it is a two-way affair. Pero I’d like to remind you that ito ba ang ibayad ninyo sa amin for fighting in your country? Ito ba ‘yung makukuha namin?” he said talking about the plight of overseas Filipino workers.