President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated that he is not prepared to go to war against China in West Philippine Sea.
“[K]ailangan natin ‘yang China Sea na ‘yan. China Sea na ‘yan sige ako binabanatan nila. Am I prepared to go to war? I am not,” he said during Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) Campaign Rally in Koronadal City on March 26.
“Will we win the war? No. What? It will just create a massacre. Maubos lang sundalo ko pulis diyan,” he added.
He said that “in seven minutes ‘pag inatake mo ang – inatake ko ang China in seven minutes ‘yung missile nilang pinakamalapit will hit Manila in seven minutes.”
“Tapos gusto nila akong mag – ‘yung mga g***. Tayo wala tayong magawa, ganun tayo ka ano eh. Ang America magtulong?” he noted.