President Rodrigo Duterte can’t see the purpose of getting nervous over what day will the large earthquake lastly strike as specialists had lengthy predicted.
In a speech earlier than victims of a 6.5-magnitude quake in Ormoc, Leyte per week in the past, Duterte mentioned that each physique would die anyway and there was no level shedding sleep over it. He mentioned the one factor an individual might do was pray huge earthquake strikes another country.Duterte made the remarks a day earlier than the Metro Manila Development Authority launched a city-wide earthquake drill Friday.
“Ewan ko itong… Everybody is… Because there’s always a big — the big bang will happen, the big… So everybody is expecting it, everybody is nervous even in Mindanao. Kailan kaya mangyari?” Duterte mentioned.
“But you know, forget it. We better sleep soundly. If it’s your time, it’s your time. Wala ka nang magawa diyan. Just pray to God that it will happen in some other — somebody else’s territory… Doon sa… Huwag sa atin, dito sa Pilipinas,” he added.
Duterte mentioned that the Philippines, particularly the Visayas, has “suffered enough, actually natural and man-made calamities” that it most likely wanted a break.
“You know, the Visayas is a bit traumatic memory for the Filipinos, especially those who were present or who were there during the Typhoon Haiyan. It’s a deep wound in the memory of the Visayans of the eastern part of the Philippines,” he mentioned.