Red China just wants to be friends with us: Duterte

Security & Defense

“You know Red China or China ang komunista just wants to be friends with us,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during Partido Demoktratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Campaign Rally in Malabon City on April 2.

“Binigyan nga tayo ng baril, binigyan tayo ng bala, pumunta ako doon because America failed to deliver what we ordered.,” he added.

“Luma na kasi ‘yung mga armas natin eh, panahon pa ni Marcos,” he said. “Nag-order kami ng 23 because I was already expecting Marawi to explode.”


“At pumunta ako ng China, they just want to be friends. Binigyan ako ng armas, binigyan ako ng bala, eh hanggang ngayon wala namang hiningi, wala namang hininging teritoryo. Eh ‘yung away nila diyan hindi man nating kaya,” he explained.

“If I go to war pupulpugin ang Navy ko in a matter of minutes. At kung makipag-giyera ako sa China, in seven minutes ‘yung missile nila aabot ng Maynila. Bakit ako makipag-away? Bakit ko ipaubos ang pulis ko pati sundalo ko? Buhay ‘yan.