President Rodrigo Duterte swears by the reliability and firepower of Chinese made guns amid resistance from the army who has been coaching with American weapons from Day One.
“By this time, they (China) have perfected the art also (of making firearms). Hindi manalo ang China ng mga giyera kung pulpol ‘yang inimbento nila na baril,” stated Duterte in a speech in Davao City Thursday
Duterte stated the arrival Wednesday of China’s donation of $7.35 million price of assault and sniper rifles and bullets “highlights the dawn of a new era in Philippine-Chinese relations.”
Duterte believed that the army would ultimately get to fall in love with their China-made weapons after utilizing it extensively on the sphere. He stated the one purpose Filipino soldiers desire weapons from the United States was as a result of these had been the one weapons they’ve utilized in coaching and within the battlefield. The Philippines has a mutual defence treaty with the United States and the nation has lengthy relied on US-supplied arms.
“It’s all good but hindi lang tayo kasi sanay ‘cause we’ve been used to made in USA,” stated Duterte.