Duterte: China won’t let me be ousted from office

Security & Defense

President Rodrigo Duterte said that “the assurances of [Chinese President] Xi Jinping was very encouraging: We will not allow you to be taken out from your office and we will not allow the Philippines to go to the dogs.”

“Siguro kasi freely elected leader naman ako. It could be a very justified statement,” Duterte said onboard BRP Davao del Sur, Casiguran, Aurora on May 15.

President Duterte he said he is angry with the Americans because of their of their “bullying” and “hypocrisy”. “Kaya hindi ako nakikipag-usap diyan sa Amerikano. Ako kasi galit because of the hypocrisy nitong Amerikano na – at saka ‘yung bullying nila,” he said.

“Sabi ko sa inyo kayong mga military and I told everybody dito sabi ko, you continue to dialogue with the Americans, I don’t want to talk to them. But dito lang ako sa China,” Duterte said.

He China promised that they “will never allow the Philippines to be destroyed.”

Duterte said it is China who can help Philippines in case war against terrorists breaks out.

“Naisip-isip ko wala naman tayong magawa dito sa China, might as well make friends with them. And the nearest that could makatulong sa atin kung mag-upakan talaga ito, patayan, will be China,” he said.

“Hindi ako sigurado sa Amerikano because ang Amerikano has lost its will to fight. Ang kanila ‘yung puro weapon rin na lang – cruise missile, maybe they also have the supersonic thing. But ‘yung boots on the ground, ‘yung pupunta doon tapos makipag-away tao por tao, takot ang America,” he added.

“So naggaganun-ganun ako. I’m playing geopolitics with everybody. Pag kawala eh di sabihin ko China pwede ka sigurong magdala ng – ubos na ang mga sundalo ko, maybe you can replace it with about three battalions eh puro armoured ‘to lahat,” he said.

Source: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/051518-Speech-of-President-Rodrigo-Roa-Duterte-during-the-Philippine-Rise-Commemoration.pdf