Go ahead. Withdraw your assistance.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday dared the United States, the European Union and the United Nations to withdraw their aid to the Philippines for criticizing his war on illegal drugs.
“So I do not expect the 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 guys to withdraw your assistance, go ahead. We will not beg for it,” Duterte said in a speech at the Police Region 13 Headquarters in Butuan City.
The President said he won’t be cowed by possible withdrawal of foreign aid, who believed that his administration’s war on drugs was tainted with extra-judicial killings.
“How do you look at us? Mendicants? Sige lang. Di kami (sunud-sunuran). We will survive. We will survive. Maski magkahirap dito. We will survive,” he said.
If that happens, Duterte said he would be the first one to die of hunger.
“I’ll be the first one to go hungry. I’ll be the first one to die of hunger, huwag kayo mag alalala but we will never, never compromise our dignity as Filipino,” he said… see more