[Trending Now] Duterte Challenges PH Allies To Build Rehab Centers Here For Drug Addicts!
“If you are a friend, if you are an ally, if you are joined by a Western alliance , you should do this,” President Rodrigo Duterte said y...
“If you are a friend, if you are an ally, if you are joined by a Western alliance, you should do this,” President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday while holding up a newspaper showing the photo of the China-funded "mega drug rehabilitation" being built on Nueva Ecija, urging all the allies of the Philippines to help them on war against drugs by building rehabilitation centers.
He said this in his speech at the 115th anniversary of the Philippine Coast Guard where US Coast Guard was among the guests.
“It’s a dormitory, apartment, backhouses. And they have built it for us. Ni hi no ha. No announcement. And it would house 1,600,” the President then revealed.
He said that the project would be completed by October 15.
“This is how you treat your friends. You do not go about reprimanding,” Duterte said.
The President explained that the criticisms against his rhetorics, particularly on his slurs against the war on drugs were baseless because it was never illegal to threaten criminals.
“So that was the reason why I do not—I gave them the best of my epithets, my slur and curses for axing, acting too stupid and bringing me into the public international scene and on my shoulders the Filipino people. Because it would put the Filipinos in shame everywhere when you do that,” he said.
“And that is why I am the guy, if I don’t respect you anymore, be prepared for the worst, because I can give you gallons of gallons of epithets, curses and… But look at this guy when they are—they joke them, and then I said I will not pity them,” Duterte added.
He reminded his intention to stop military exercises starting 2017.
“Well, I said I am thankful because… I insist that we’re re-aligned, that there will be no more exercises next year. Do not prepare, I told Defense Secretary [Delfin] Lorenzana. Do not make preparations for next year’s… I do not want it anymore and I will chart an independent foreign policy,” Duterte said.
Nonetheless, no alliances or existing treaties will be abrogated, he said.