Duterte is pro-Filipino, not pro-China –DND Sec. Lorenzana

Duterte is pro-Filipino, not pro-China –DND Sec. Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has made himself available and make a statement to answer the allegations and insinuations of the Duterte administration saying that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is not loyal to the country he represents.

“No, that is not correct. The President is pro-Filipino. That is a very wrong impression,” Lorenzana said

“What outrage are they talking about?” he told reporters during the weekly news forum Kapihan sa Manila Bay when pressed on how the current administration is being viewed as too friendly with China.

Defense Secretary Lorenzana with President Duterte (photo credit to owner)

“Anong gusto nila, sabi nga ni Presidente (what do they want, as the President said), go to war na immediately, declare war because of this? This is just dalawang (two) fishing boats na nagbanggaan eh (that collided),” Lorenzana said.
Lorenzana explains that the President was initially silent on the boat collision in Recto bank until  he issued a statement during the Philippine Navy’s anniversary event last in Sangley Point, Cavite, because he did not have enough information yet about the incident.
The fishing boat incident, based on information so far gathered, appears to be an accident, Lorenzana said.

The DND Secretary was asked about his take on the collision that happen and he has this to say:

“I think that would be appropriate demand to the ship captain, to apologize and make restitution for the damage,” he said, adding that more so if the investigation later proves that the ramming was intentional.
Lorenzana stressed that although there was only one in a million chance to hit a ship, it was also dark at the time.
“I don’t know why, what happened kung bakit siya nabangga (why there was a collision),” he said, after pointing out earlier that the Filipino fishing boat’s cook, who was the only one awake when the Chinese vessel was approaching, said, “Parang aksidente lang naman sir (seems like an accident).”

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  1. Anh tatapang ng mga oppositions at gustong gumawa ng hakbang na marahas at kagulat gulat ang mahal naming pangulo sa simpleng banggaan ng bangka. Ahahahahahaha !