Duterte: prepare as country is “going to experience another spasm”

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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 August) — “The Philippines is going to experience another spasm. When? I do not know. Sigurado? Sigurado ‘yan. So we prepare within our limited talent, our capacity,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during the 10th Eastern Mindanao Command anniversary at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan on Friday.

Duterte said the country has no capacity to produce “missiles and things” but emphasized that the Armed Forces of the Philippines will “fight the war, win or lose.”

“Basta we fight. It will come, maybe sooner than later. But we have to prepare, he said.

He explained that this is the reason why the government must resolve the “small wars” here, referring to the communist New People’s Army and the Moro groups such as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front “because you have to focus on a new (war).”

Duterte did not specify against whom the preparations would be. He repeatedly said the country must avoid trouble with China.

“Hindi pa natin kaya” (We cannot afford it), Duterte said.

But he told the audience that he met with the Chinese Ambassador – he did not say when – and told him that during the bilateral talks with their head of state, “I would state my case… I have this arbitral judgment. We will not go out of the four corners of this paper. Then, let us talk. But not now. It’s not the right time to talk about it,” he said.

He said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana had asked for additional 20,000 forces in the army but “I can only give you 10(,000) this year. I will give it – 10,000 more. Then I would like .. yung medyo bata talaga, because kung hindi magdating, magpasalamat tayo sa Diyos” (preferably younger ones, because if does not happen, then let’s thank God).

“There’s always the standing army to protect us. Never mind how many, even if it really causes an imbalance in the budget. It is always good to have men there ready to fight and die, rather than having them at all and just surrender just like a meek lamb there,” he said. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

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  1. Then make alignment with China so that China would have no problems in getting Philippines as its province while you are cutting ties with the only ally this country has.

    He is already feeling the heat of his own idiocy. He is even questioning God. What the HECK this idiot president is doing? he must have a demented brain.

    His own stupidity is now causing havoc in his own backyard with no one to come to help us.
    Call your allies NUR MISUARI and MILF and NDF-NPA to join you in defense against China…because this time when PH will be in big trouble US and EU will no longer give a damn even if we will be annihilated because of stupidity and insanity of the president.

  2. All those who voted dudirty should enlist themselves either as ARMY, NAVY, POLICE, MARINES, COASTGUARD, NDF-NPA, MILF or as MNLF. Lahat ng Army ay dapat nang mag isip isip kung dapat nyo bang suportahan ang kagagohan ng presidente nyo. You need to assess intelligently and factually dahil USA and EU(NATO) will SURELY would not come to aid the Philippines anymore. China has now the most perfect time to implement its ambition to take Philippines as its new province courtesy of the idiocy of all who voted the moron president.


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