President Rodrigo Duterte said that during his last meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping that he asked why there are many Chinese vessels surrounding Philippine-held islands in West Philippine Sea.
“I was not angry but sinabi ko: Did I not tell you Mr. President that I will never allow the Americans to set foot on any of the islands controlled by the Philippines? That we will not start any war and that I will never allow American weapons to be stationed in that island,” President Duterte said at “Give Us This Day” program of Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy on June 8.
“So why are you surrounding my island with so many ships? You’re wasting your gasoline. That’s my exact words. You’re wasting gasoline. You might as well give it to us,” he added.
“I told you I will not allow. As long as I’m president, any American to set foot on that Pag-asa Island. Because I know that it will create really trouble. And I will not allow their arms. If it’s a Philippine government arms given to us by America, well that’s another story. If you want, you can give us a better one,” he said he told the Chinese leader.