“I don’t know if I have to say this but I have a sort of a note from President Xi Jinping expressing his full support for us at this time and citing what we did to help China and of course to erase the – not really erase but to counter the malign that they were suffering at early at this stage,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during his public address and meeting with members of Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on April 13.
“Hindi naman nila kasalanan galing ‘yung – who would really want to invent a microbe to kill humankind pati ‘yung iyo,” he added.
He also said that there will be no problem with sourcing medical supplies like masks from China, because Philippines is being prioritized.
“So he says that they are ready and I would like to thank President Xi Jinping for his support. At kung galing lang China, wala kayong problema. I think we can have the priority anytime,” President Duterte said.
“It’s in the other countries, producing the antibody. But if China catches up with them, eh ‘di okay na. Then maybe miracle will happen and civilization is back on its feet. That is how I see it,” he added.