Just one soldier killed in West PHL Sea ‘gulo na yan’: Duterte

Politics & Governance

President Rodrigo Duterte said during the campaign rally of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum in Batangas City on April 17 that confronting China now will be a massacre to Filipinos.

“Ang eroplano nila can reach Manila in 14 minutes, they can bomb us to the heavens. Wala tayong pangkontra diyan, mga missiles,” he said.

“Kaya istorya (usap) lang muna,” he noted. “But there will be time, at sabihin ko sa China ngayon, that they should also meet half way. Kagaya ng mga mangingisda natin, tapos palibutan nilang ‘yang Pag-asa,” he added.


“Sinabi ko wag niyong i-surround kasi may mga sundalo ako diyan. Nag-warning lang ako, hindi ko tinatako ang China, but it could precipitate trouble there – pag namatayan ako ng sundalo maski isa gulo na yan,” President Duterte said.

“Pero ngayon, magsabi ka mag-fight ako sa China, who will come, magbigay ka ng limang [countries] magtulong sa atin,” he said.


“America? Magsuicide kaya ang America ng nuclear war para sa atin? ‘Pag nag-nuclear war ubos tayong lahat sa mundong ito. Russia, China bitawan lahat (warheads). Would America risk a third world war just to defend, makuha mo ‘yang Spratly,” he added.