Duterte says he could declare war with China over WPS dispute
Philippines and China Relationship
President Duterte said he could declare war with China over the dispute in the West Philippine Sea if his noisy critics would be placed on the front line of the battle.
The President insisted that he would not sacrifice the lives of government troops in a battle that he cannot win amid the military buildup of China in the disputed territory.
“I can declare war on China tonight. At sino ang magpunta? Sundalo ko? Pulis ako? Mamatay lang lahat ‘yan [Who will go? My soldiers? My policemen? They will all be killed]. Why will I go to war for a battle that I cannot win? Para akong gago [That will make me look stupid],” Duterte said in an interview with reporters in Malacanang.
“So sino ‘yung mga gustong pumunta doon ngayon. Okay man ako [So who wants to go there? I’m okay with it] We will declare war (with) China provided ‘yung mga ugok, ‘yung maingay mauna sila. Nandiyan ako sa likod nila. Pagdating doon iwanan ko sila. Bahala kayo, eh gusto makipagaway [those fools, the noisy ones will go ahead. I’ll stay behind their back. Once there, I’ll leave them. It’s up to you, you want to fight anyway],” he said.
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