President Rodrigo Duterte said during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2019 that Chinese missiles can reach Manila in seven minutes.
“Ipadala ko ‘yung marines ko to drive away the Chinese fishermen. I guarantee you, not one of them will come home alive,” President Duterte said.
“Kung ipadala ko ‘yung limang – pati ‘yung frigate ko na bago, ‘yung pinagkaguluhan nila ni Trillanes diyan sa – that made Bong a Senator, ubos ‘yan because there are already guided missiles in that island,” he added. “And the fastest that they have installed there can reach Manila in seven minutes.”
“You want war? Alam mo, asaran ‘yan eh. Supladuhan ‘yan. Kung supladuhan lang, murahin, “P***** i** mo, l**** ka. Umalis ka diyan.” Kung ganunan lang, bright ako diyan. Hanggang bunganga lang,” he noted.
“Pero kung bunutan na ng baril, ah pwede siguro basta dalawa lang. But the problem is, there – whether we do it in a diplomatic way, there will be heated arguments, sigurado ‘yan. We do it in a confrontation doon. We try to drive them away, it could lead to a violence,” he explained.
“By the way the President [of China] answered when I said “I will dig my oil” the first time I went to China. Nakita ko ‘yung tao eh. So you can, more or less, draw a profile of his, “Please do not do that because there will be trouble.” Ano… Anong magagawa ko?” he added.