Duterte warns of ‘bloody’ confrontation with China


Tanay, Rizal: President Rodrigo Duterte warned of a “bloody” confrontation if China insists on invading Philippine territory.

In a speech at Camp Capinpin here on Wednesday, Duterte said he will have no choice but to ensure that the country will defend its sovereign rights.

“I’m afraid that if we do not understand each other, we have to pray for that… I guarantee to them [China] na kung kayo pumasok dito [if you invade), it will be bloody and we will not give it to them easily,” Duterte said.
The President said the Philippine government will have to find the best way "to defend our country.”

"We have to do something… It will be the bones of our soldiers, pati na yung akin [as well as mine]. We will not allow any country to bamboozle us. I will not allow it. So it’s up to China,” he added.

He stressed that China cannot go on ignoring the ruling of an international tribunal invalidating Beijing’s claims on the West Philippine Sea (South Ch-ina Sea).

“Because whether we like it or not, that arbitral judgment would be insisted not only by the Philippines but by the whole countries here in Southeast Asia,” the President said.

“May tama ang lahat e [All[All will be affected] he added, naming Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei as among the countries that have claims over parts of the South China Sea.

“I hope China is dealing with us in good faith. They seem to be conciliatory. But we are not insisting on the arbitral judgment. I know, they are listening to us now,” Duterte said.


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  1. With what? A neglected I’ll equipped afp of jet ski battle group and 2 fa 50 trainer jets. Lol

  2. Isagani M. Capina on

    Right on my President, we salute you for not allowing part of our “Perlas Ng Silangan” to be taken away from us.

  3. Juan T. Delacruz on

    PDU30, half of the world will be behind you and the mighty forces of Uncle Sam are on their way to help you to take back, forcefully if needed be, the pieces of territory that was once belong to the Philippine Archipelago. This is what your allies such as Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and the USA are waiting for, a reason for them to whip out their mighty powers, for your defense. You can also invite your allies to have a military exercises within the 200 miles of the Philippine economic zone, and you will notice that the Chinese Navy and Coast Guard will go into hibernation state, dahil takot din sila, the same thing when the two U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers, manned by 12,000 personnel showed up in the area couple on months ago.