Defense Sec. Lorenzana: We can manage w/out US aid.

After President Duterte said to United States and European Union, if they were unhappy with his drugs war then they can withdraw their assistance.

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The Defense minister Delfin Lorenzana said, the Philippine military can manage without US aid.

“I think we can live without that aid. Our Congess is actually giving us money now for the procurement of equipment. I believe they will gie us more if we don’t have source of other funds,” Lorenzana told a foreign forum.

“I do not expext human rights, I do not expect Obama, I do not expect the EU to understand me. Do not understand me. And if you think it’s high time for you to withdraw assistance, go ahead. We will not beg for it,” Duterte said.


“Ano’ng paningin n’yo sa amin? How do you look at us? Mendicant? Na magsige lang sunod-sunod kami? We will survive. We will survive as a nation.” Duterte added.

Source: gma news

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