President Rodrigo Duterte criticized the United States of America (USA) on Thursday, May 30, while speaking to the Filipino community in Tokyo, Japan.
“Wala kayong (USA) word of honor. Ang pinaka may word of honor, Japan,” President Duterte said during his speech at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo.
The Chief Executive noted that, in 2016, the US government halted the planned sale of more than 26,000 assault rifles to the Philippine National Polic after American lawmakers voiced their opposition.
Per reports, Sen. Ben Cardin vowed to stop the deal due to concerns about the human rights violations that happen amidst the ‘War on Drugs’ of the Philippine government.
“Itong mga Amerikano, dalawang congressmen nagtindig. Kaya itong — hindi ako bilib kasi ‘pag may — magsigaw lang itong isang congressman, ang presidente takot na,” President Duterte said.
“At the time na kailangan natin ‘yung mga baril, p***** i** hinold. Kaya maraming namatay sa ano. Hindi na masyado accurate ‘yung mga ano, dapat bago lahat. Kay kung ‘yang mga loose barrel na, wala na ‘yan,” President Duterte added.
The President also stressed that he does not listen to the US due to them being ‘bossy’.
“Tsaka bossy masyado. Iyong kanilang sarhento, tinyente, magsalita akala mo heneral rin. Kaya hindi ako nakikinig sa kanila. I do not listen to you,” President Duterte said.
President Duterte, meanwhile, praised China and Russia for providing firearms to Philippines during the 2017 in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur without any conditions.
The Chief Executive also applauded Japan for being kind and providing free aid to the Philippines.
“Sweat it out kasi unang-una they’re kind to us and they provide us with so many things. Libre. ‘Yang Davao City na ‘yan, ‘yang airport makita ninyo mga JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), libre ‘yan,” President Duterte explained.
“Japan is a good country…at saka ang mga workers natin dito hindi binabastos,” he added.